Two Dutch retail organisations have issued a joint report that says non-European webstores such as AliExpress are not in compliance with local regulations. Detailhandel Nederland and Thuiswinkel.org therefore think such shops have a competitive advantage that is deemed unfair.
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Amazon's new return policy in the United States allows customers to drop their products without package or labels in thousands of sales points, nationwide and free of charge.
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Amazon just celebrated its 25th anniversary. In that short time, Jeff Bezos' creation changed retail forever. But more than that: the company has made an indelible mark on the global economy. Is the world getting divided between Team East and Team West?
Tmall, the online platform for Western Alibaba brands, is updating the look of its virtual shops. The new concept, Flagship Store 2.0, offers more personalisation, brand experience and augmented reality.
After a questionable quarter, Hema is hoping to find greener pastures in the US and Canada. The Dutch department store company will be collaborating with Walmart, no less.
Amazon intends to create as many as 1,800 jobs in France, spread out across twenty sites of the e-commerce giant throughout the country. France is Amazon's third biggest market in Europe.
Retailers who attend a RetailDetail event can now enjoy a discount to the ticket price. Register now and come to RetailDetail Day 2019, the RetailDetail Food Congress or the legendary Night at a reduced rate.
RetailDetail and the retailhub will be moving by the end of this year to Shopping Stadsfeestzaal in Antwerp's famous shopping street De Meir. The whole project just became a lot more concrete: now that the keys have been handed over, decoration can begin.
On July 15th, Amazon will be launching its Prime Day promotion. On the very same day, eBay organises a 'Crash Sale'. The site promises extra discounts in case the Amazon servers fail again.
Roland Palmer will be stepping down as CEO of Alibaba in the Benelux, and he will be the last one to have held that position: the region will be broken up, with Belgium and Luxemburg being assigned to France. Meanwhile, Tmall is still expanding with an anglophone portal.
Is Amazon's German marketplace worth 10 billion euros? The platform seller may have given away its German turnover by accident, but the company denies the figures.
In most European countries the costs of shoplifting are stagnating, but in Belgium they are on the rise again. Especially supermarkets are a target. Belgian retailers lost 900 million in thefts, their Dutch colleagues saw double that amount disappear.
Graham Harris has been confirmed as CEO at Dutch online department store Wehkamp. Harris had been CEO 'ad interim' after the departure of Piet Coelewij in April.
Dutch bol.com has emphasised its expansion plans for Belgium by opening a new head office in Antwerp, where current and future partners can meet. By 2021, Dutch and Belgian partners will account for more than half of all sales on the platform that is part of retail giant Ahold Delhaize.
The Belgian e-commerce sector keeps on growing: during the first three months of 2019, online turnover went up 8 % as the number of online purchases even rose 18 %. Beauty products are the fastest growing sector in the online trade of physical products.
Toy manufacturer Mattel has rejected a takeover bid from American competitor MGA Entertainment for the second time, even though Barbie has certainly seen better days.