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.
Sources indicate Amazon is looking for store space in London, apparently to open an Amazon Go supermarket someday. This particular type of supermarket, with only 1 existing store in Seattle, has no cash registers.
French former mailorder giant 3Suisses has entered exclusive acquisition talks with Lille-based eCommerce company Domoti. Both companies know each other well already because Domoti acquired 3SI's linen brand Becquet in the spring of last year.
One of the nominees for the bpost Omnichannel Award at RetailDetail's omnichannel congress on 2 February is Media Markt. We talked to Philippe Depautex, omnichannel and eCommerce director for the electronics chain.
American retail chain Walmart has just acquired online shoe retailer ShoeBuy to help its other recent acquisition, Jet.com, gain a foothold in the online struggle against competitor Amazon. ShoeBuy in itself is also a rival to Amazon's Zappos.