Two of Ahold Delhaize's branches have started to work more closely together: as of today, shoppers in Antwerp can collect their bol.com orders in some Delhaize supermarkets.
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Kazidomi, a Belgian online platform for healthy and organic products, wants to triple its turnover this year by expanding its focus to countries like France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
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French sports retailer Decathlon is introducing registerless shopping in its Dutch stores, through a mobile scanning app that allows customers to scan and pay for their items while shopping, eliminating the need for checkout queues.
Chinese retail giant Alibaba is looking at the possibility of a flotation on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The company is looking to raise billions in extra capital and become less dependent of the United States by appealing directly to Chinese investors.
Yuman in Brussels is Belgium's first shopping centre that is immersed in the circular economy. Measuring 1,000 sqm, it offers a temporary place to eight stores that focus on sustainability.
Disappointing sales figures and the high costs of store closures have impacted the results of Marks & Spencer. To finance the recent deal with online player Ocado, the British retailer will now issue new shares.
Belgian retailers mourn the death of Jacques Dopchie, who rebuilt the old Grand Bazar (pictured) into the modernised retail empire GB Inno BM. Dopchie and his wife died together, at the age of 90.
After an analysis of the general terms and conditions on the AliExpress website, a group of consumer organisations say that Alibaba fails to live up to the European consumer rights regulation.
In the first quarter of its financial year 2019, Walmart managed to generate a profit that was a lot higher than expected. Not all is good, however: turnover went up only 1 %, despite a strong growth of online sales.
Investment company 3i, which owns Action, does not want to give up its interest in the non-food discounter. On the contrary, 3i even wants to expand its interest, but without paying for it itself.
In its last financial year, Alibaba saw its turnover and profit reach double-digit growth again. Pushed by new algorithms, conversion rates in China soared - making it the only branch of the company that is already profitable.
The handling costs for cash payment are for most retailers higher than those for electronic payments, says a Belgian survey. However, some caution is necessary as the survey is not completely objective.
As click&collect has become quite popular with Europeans, Amazon is launching its "Counter" service specifically for the European market. Amazon Counter brings Amazon pick-up points to physical retailers. The project will begin in the United Kingdom and Italy, but the rest of Europe is sure to follow.
Amazon is offering employees a start-up grant of 10,000 dollars plus three months' paid salary to make the leap towards becoming self-employed couriers – delivering Amazon parcels, of course.
The Brussels-Capital Region wants to adapt the south-eastern part of its inner ring road from a highway into a boulevard with the grandeur of the Champs-Elysées. Cars are largely banned, the winners are pedestrians, cyclists and trees.
Belgium has always been very keen on cross-border e-commerce, but a report now reveals that all of the ten biggest web shops in the country are in foreign hands.