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Another six cash register-free Amazon Go stores planned
Er komen na de opening van de eerste Amazon Go-winkel vorige maand nog minstens zes van de hoogtechnologische en kassaloze winkels gemakswinkels bij. Onder meer Los Angeles en Seattle krijgen nieuwe Amazon Go-winkels.
Belgian CEO leaves Le Pain Quotidien
After seventeen years, Vincent Herbert has decided to step down as Le Pain Quotidien CEO. Jerry Gamez, who has plenty of experience at fastfood chain Burger King and Walmart, will succeed him.
Not everyone is pleased with new European warranty guidelines
The European Parliament approved a proposal to harmonize warranties all across Europe, but not everyone is satisfied with the content.
Takeaway.com acquires Eastern European competitors
Fast food supplier Takeaway.com acquired its Bulgarian competitor BGmenu and its Romanian competitor Oliviera in yet another step towards its goal of being the European market leader.
The world's first start-up supermarket, KaDeTe, opens in Berlin
The world’s first startup supermarket, KaDeTe, will open its doors in Berlin next month. The physical marketplace will give young brands and companies an opportunity to engage consumers and buyers.
Spar will trial contact-free and cash register-free payments
Retail Partners Colruyt Group – Colruyt Group’s entrepreneurial division – is creating an app for Spar which allows customers to use their smartphones to scan and pay for their own groceries.
Smartphone sales drop for the first time ever
2017 may have been a record year for smartphone sellers, but the market is weakening: for the first time since 2004, there were fewer smartphone sales in the fourth quarter.
New leadership for Blokker Holding
On 6 February, Abel Slippens stepped down as chairman and member of the Board of Commissioners for Blokker Holding. Michiel Witteveen, who has plenty of retail experience, has succeeded him.
"Not a major surprise" if Unilever were to choose Rotterdam
The Financial Times believes Rotterdam is in pole position to become the British-Dutch Unilever’s new main office, instead of London. The business paper claims the information comes from political insiders.
Record results for Henkel
German Henkel experienced a strong 2017, with record numbers for both its profit and turnover. The company managed to surpass the 20 billion euro turnover milestone for the first time.

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Another six cash register-free Amazon Go stores planned

Er komen na de opening van de eerste Amazon Go-winkel vorige maand nog minstens zes van de hoogtechnologische en kassaloze winkels gemakswinkels bij. Onder meer Los Angeles en Seattle krijgen nieuwe Amazon Go-winkels.

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Are Chinese prisoners working for H&M and C&A?

British former journalist Peter Humphrey has accused C&A and H&M of using forced labour. He claims to have seen how Shanghai prisoners were forced to work for Western chains, something the retailers will now investigate.

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