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The Dutch Hema chain has ended the franchising agreement for 24 stores after a long lasting dispute about how much franchisers have to pay for online sales.
Getting out of hand
In a letter, Hema puts an end to the agreements
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French Decathlon has acquired Swiss sports store chain Athleticum from Maus Frères, who in return receive a minority stake in Decathlon Switzerland and an undisclosed fee.
Number three in Switzerland
So far, Decathlon had only one
Japanese Rakuten, the world’s fifth largest e-commerce company, has posted a 16.4 % turnover growth in the first six months of 2018, while its profit grew even faster (+60 %). Still, the company sees the need for an internal
Only 0.2 % of all Amazon Echo owners in the United States have actually bought something using their smart speakers. Is the technology worthless, or just not ready yet?
Tried, but not finished
Trendhunters had predicted that
American retail giant Walmart sells most of its under-performing Brazilian branch to an investment group. The sale fits into a strategy to focus on growing markets.
Walmart started its Brazilian activities in 1995
Belgian Colruyt Group had a first with its latest yearly report, as it added a separate sustainability report to its already rather elaborate yearly booklet. Which facts were especially noteworthy? RetailDetail found it all
(content provided by EuroCommerce) The European Commission told EU Member States and stakeholders at the Eco-design Consultation Forum last week that a number of new energy label regulations were still not ready and their adoption (initially planned
The British supermarket chain Morrisons introduces a quiet hour for shoppers with autism. On Saturday mornings, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., they will be turning the music off, dimming the lights, and even the sound of check-out beeps will be
Two major American companies join forces to try to beat the omnipresent threat of Amazon: Walmart (Amazon's biggest competitor in retail) and Microsoft (Amazon's main rival in cloud services) have signed a strategic partnership for the next five
For the first time in six years computer sales showed growth again: in the second quarter of 2018 they increased by 1.4%. According to research firms Gartner and IDC, the sales increase is mainly due to growth in business
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Canadian Hudson’s Bay and Austrian Sigma Holding have not reached a preliminary agreement about the merger of their respective department store chains Kaufhof and Karstadt: the Canadian company says it has only signed a letter of
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has discussed a possible investment in Liège, Belgium with the country's prime minister Charles Michel. Afterwards no decisive statements were made by either party.
Key link in network?
Ma departed hastily
Final curtains for Toys "R" Us in the United States: all the stores have closed and 30,000 employees are laid off. Against all odds, some however still hope for a second life for the troubled chain.
Former CEO raises hopes
Are department stores a relic of the past, or do they contain seeds for the future of retail? That is the central question in our interview series ‘A love for department stores’, where we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for the