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JD.com fully focused on drones
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Chinese JD.com will build the largest Chinese logistics network for drones after reaching a deal with the Shaanxi province’s board. Some drones should even be able to carry 1,000 kilos.

Last mile delivery sparks fiery battle
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In the United States, there is a fiery ongoing battle between Amazon and Walmart regarding the lowest possible shipping cost to reach the consumer. “A standardized package label is a talking point in the United States, but things are not that advanced as in Europe.”

Jet.com trials pop-up supermarket
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Jet.com, part of department store chain Walmart’s group, opened a pop-up store in New York, specifically for groceries, at concept store Story.

LVMH launches own multi-brand web shop
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French luxury group LVMH has devised a web shop called 24Sevres.com, that will focus on its own luxury brands and leave a space for other brands as well. The new online platform will launch on 6 June in seventy countries.

Cara Pils available on Alibaba
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Belgian group Colruyt has made its Cara Pils and other private labels available on Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba’s platforms, but for the time being, only professional customers can acquire Colruyt’s brands.

JD.com benefits from Walmart collaboration
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Chinese JD.com’s first quarter surge, exceeding 40 %, is entirely thanks to Walmart, which owns 11 % of the Chinese eCommerce company.

Amazon Lockers at Aldi and Edeka
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Following its Amazon Lockers in several Shell gas stations, online department store Amazon has now installed several pick-up lockers on the parking lots of store chains Edeka and Aldi.

Amazon enjoys huge profit increase
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Amazon’s first quarter was incredibly profitable, despite huge investments. Profit went up 40 % and turnover followed suit, with a 25 % increase.

Jack Ma (Alibaba) warns about the internet's major impact
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Alibaba CEO Jack Ma gave a speech, warning about the dangers of the internet and its impact on society for the next thirty years. He also discussed automation’s impact on the world.

Rocket Internet's top companies continue their growth
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German incubator Rocket Internet’s most important companies have continued their turnover growth in 2016. Losses were also lowered and Rocket Internet says it is well on its way to become profitable soon.

Amazon considers hyperloop for same-day delivery
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Amazon joined forces with Hyperloop One to see whether a hyperloop, an idea by Tesla founder Elon Musk, can be used to transport goods for same-day delivery.

Vente-Privée buys wine web shop Le Petit Ballon
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Vente-Privée, the world's largest website for private sales, has obtained a majority stake in French wine web shop Le Petit Ballon, which sells 1 million bottles every year through a subscription service.

New head of eCommerce for Hema
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Dutch store chain Hema appointed Raph Schroder as its new head of eCommerce, succeeding Tico Schneider, who is now responsible for every Dutch Hema store.

Isabelle Dumortier (Tutu Shop) reveals the recipe for a successful web shop
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Who says young people do not have an entrepreneurial spirit? Isabelle Dumortier was only in her early twenties when she launched her first web shop. Today, Tutu Shop is on the verge of an international breakthrough.

Two thirds of European retailers has a web shop
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Retailers expect eCommerce to contribute positively, but unlike their customers, they are not willing to switch to new technologies as fast. The Netherlands are pioneers, but Belgium lags behind according to HR service provider SD Worx’ European survey.

Amazon is working on several physical store formulas
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Amazon has had a number of physical book stores for a while now and Amazon Go is its cash register-free supermarket formula, but according to insiders, it has several more store formulas prepared.

Australian company now owns Kleding.nl
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Australian Mitula Group has acquired clothing search engine Kleding.nl and affiliate company Fashiola for 11 million euro. Despite its new owner, Kleding BV will continue to operate autonomously.

Amazon and Zalando fined for misleading online promotions
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Nineteen web shops, including Zalando, H&M and Amazon, were fined 2.4 million euro in France because of misleading promotions.

Amazon will create 15,000 European jobs in 2017
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American online powerhouse Amazon aims to create 15,000 new jobs in Europe this year (among which 2,000 in Germany, 1,500 in France and 5,000 jobs in the United Kingdom), as the company looks to expand its logistics network and other services.

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