7 December 2017 in m-Tail
Luxury product manufactures can block retailers from selling their merchandise on online marketplaces like Amazon. The European Court of Justice has ruled on the matter after cosmetics manufacturer Coty filed a complaint.
6 December 2017 in Algemeen
Dutch Hema has opened its first Belgian flagship store in Brussels, based on its international store formula. It will open a similar store in Antwerp by the end of the week.
American Walmart is legally Wal-Mart Stores, but its popular name has long since been Walmart. However, the company will now alter that: in this eCommerce era, it aims to be more than merely a store chain.
Delhaize should innovate faster and Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer feels Albert Heijn CEO Wouter Kolk should show the Belgians how. He also talked about Amazon and bol.com in the remarkable interview.
In the next eighteen months, chocolate giant Barry Callebaut wants to increase its production by 20 % and to specialize itself in chocolate decorations. The Swiss powerhouse will therefore expand the production capabilities of its Belgian factories.
Russian chain Lenta employed seven robots in its Moscow-based supermarkets. The Promobots will greet the returning customers by name, show new products and help with discounts.
The Italian police raided Gucci’s offices in Milan and Florence, looking for evidence of tax avoidance. The fashion label admitted there was an investigation and that it is fully cooperating.
Surfing brand Quiksilver tabled a 150 million dollar (125 million euro) bid for its competitor, Billabong. It may be the latter’s only way out, with compounding losses in the past few years.
Luciano Benetton, founder of the Italian fashion chain, will take back control at the age of 82. He wants to return his company to its former glory: “The decay is unbearable”, he announced in the La Repubblica paper.
Pop culture, fashion and luxury: they have gone hand in hand for ages, but their bond seems stronger than ever now. Why is Delvaux selling Game of Thrones handbags and how is Kim Kardashian helping the worldwide demand for luxury brands?