Ceconomy (Media Markt) acquires quarter of Fnac Darty

26 July 2017 in Elektronica

Ceconomy, Metro Group’s former consumer electronics division containing Media Markt and Saturn, acquired 24.3 % of Fnac Darty’s shares from the Pinault family.

Register for the RetailDetail Day 2017 now

20 July 2017 in Algemeen

Starting today, you can register for the annual RetailDetail Day, in Mechelen on 21 September. The widely varied program will bring together reputable retailers and digital innovators.

European web shop growth stagnates

26 July 2017 in m-Tail

The number of companies with an online sales channel in the European Union has stagnated. The study shows that many companies are hesitant to sell abroad, because they fear fraudulent activity.

P&C fined for price arrangements

26 July 2017 in Mode

Clothing chain Peek & Cloppenburg (P&C) and clothing manufacturer Wellensteyn International have both received an enormous fine in Germany. Reason? Price arrangements in the 2008 – 2013 time frame.

German Aldi supermarkets ban single-use bags

25 July 2017 in Food

Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will no longer use bags with a single use. Customers can use reusable bags at the cash register, but nothing else.

Refresco acquires American competitor

25 July 2017 in Food

Dutch juice and soda bottler Refresco acquired American competitor Cott’s bottling division for 1.25 billion dollars (1.1 billion euro), becoming the world’s largest independent bottling company in the world.

Tesco offers same-day delivery for the entire United Kingdom

25 July 2017 in Food

British supermarket chain Tesco has further expanded its online services and will offer same-day delivery virtually across the entire United Kingdom in an attempt to ward off Amazon Fresh.

Two possible locations left for Ikea in West Flanders

25 July 2017 in Wonen

Swedish furniture chain Ikea has identified two possible locations for a new store in West Flanders: the Ring Shopping Kortrijk Noord and Ter Biest in Wevelgem.

Amazon launches physical payment solution Amazon Pay Places

25 July 2017 in m-Tail

Amazon launched Amazon Pay Places in a limited amount of locations, which enables users of Amazon’s mobile app to place orders and check out in physical locations.

Michael Kors wins battle to acquire Jimmy Choo

25 July 2017 in Mode

Fashion company Michael Kors acquired luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds (1 billion euro).

Food

German Aldi supermarkets ban single-use bags

Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd will no longer use bags with a single use. Customers can use reusable bags at the cash register, but nothing else.

  • Refresco acquires American competitor

    Dutch juice and soda bottler Refresco acquired American competitor Cott’s bottling division for 1.25 billion dollars (1.1 billion euro), becoming the world’s largest independent bottling company in the world.

  • Tesco offers same-day delivery for the entire United Kingdom

    British supermarket chain Tesco has further expanded its online services and will offer same-day delivery virtually across the entire United Kingdom in an attempt to ward off Amazon Fresh.

  • Hema wants to deal with Alibaba's Hema

    Dutch department store chain Hema is looking at its options to counter retail giant Alibaba’s Hema supermarket chain, which operates in China and currently has thirteen stores.

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Fashion

P&C fined for price arrangements

Clothing chain Peek & Cloppenburg (P&C) and clothing manufacturer Wellensteyn International have both received an enormous fine in Germany. Reason? Price arrangements in the 2008 – 2013 time frame.

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