Forget FedEx or UPS: Amazon is the world's largest logistics company. As a result of this focus, Amazon is also the quickest parcel delivery company in the United States.
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Australians are buying fewer Christmas gifts this year, and opting for more useful and inclusive gifts. Here, too, 'more sustainable' gifts for the end of the year period are a growing trend, because things have reached their peak.
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France is considering banning Black Friday under the French anti-waste law, even though a new record of 57 million card payments was reached this year - compared to just 50 million last year.
Dutch chain Hema and French Franprix are going to expand their collaboration, which started in August. The number of Franprix stores in which the Hema range gets its own corner, will be quadrupled.
Action is writing one of the most spectacular growth stories of any foreign distributor in France. The discount chain opened its first French store in 2012, and only seven years later it already reached the milestone of five hundred stores.
Strong identities are rewarded in retail: during this year's RetailDetail Night, brands that clearly distinguished themselves were celebrated and praised, as many retailers tried to overcome this difficult year by making a difference.
In an open letter to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, 41 price comparison sites from 21 European countries are calling on the Commission to take action against what they call "the ongoing abuse of power by Google".
After LVMH had to upgrade its bid for American jeweller Tiffany & Co twice, both parties have reached an agreement. The French luxury group is taking control of the jeweller at a cost of 14.7 billion euros.
French luxury group LVMH has raised its bid for American jeweller Tiffany & Co to 15.8 billion dollars (14.2 billion euros). After this improved offer, the iconic chain allowed LVMH access to its accounts.
Following Nike's most recent example, Ikea too has withdrawn from Amazon's marketplace. Some analysts see this as a very smart decision, others point to its dangers...
Simply ask a multi-entrepreneur like Ronald van Zetten one question, and get a clear analysis of what is going wrong on the high street today. The man who is giving V&D a second lease of life as a web platform, isn't letting go of the idea of a physical store: "setting up one somewhere in town? I'm going to give it some serious thought. We're living exciting times!"
The owner of Dutch retail chain Action, British investment company 3i, announced in its half-yearly figures that the discounter is now worth more than 10 billion euros. Last year, the value of the retailer was estimated at 'just' 6.5 billion.
Michiel Witteveen, the owner of the Dutch Blokker chain, has bought the Dutch franchising rights to the fast-growing Chinese discount chain Miniso. The goal is to have three stores next year, and fifty stores in the not too distant future.
Singles’ Day has once again been a great success for Alibaba: in total, consumers bought 268 billion yuan (35 billion euros) worth of goods, setting a new record. However, criticism from environmentalists of such ‘sales splurges’ is growing.
Jumbo and Hema are going to cooperate closely in Belgium and the Netherlands. Both Dutch companies think they can profit from eachother's strengths
Carrefour has reached an agreement with 3Suisses owner Shopinvest about the sale of e-commerce company Rue du Commerce. No financial details about the deal have been released.