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Rocket Internet wants to go public with Home24
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Rocket Internet wants to go public with its furniture web shop Home24 in the summer. During the next few months, it will work tirelessly to improve the web shop’s results.

Carrefour buys stake in Showroomprivé

Carrefour has obtained a 17 % minority stake in flash sale seller Showroomprivé with the intent of increasing its digital and non-food reach. Former shareholder Conforama did suffer a loss.

Will free home delivery disappear?
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A growing number of online orders also brings additional pressure on the logistical industry. Free home delivery can no longer be maintained according to research company ECC Köln. More flexible options should be installed.

Amazon brings its private labels to Europe
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After it introduced Amazon Prime to an increased number of European markets, Amazon is now bringing in its own FMCG private labels. Over the past few weeks, the online department store launched several private label products in Europe and it has plans for even more. 

Amazon Echo is now available in the Benelux
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Amazon announced it will ship its smart speaker Amazon Echo to another 28 countries, including Belgium and the Netherlands. Its own music streaming service will also get a local launch.

Luxury manufacturers can block retailers from selling on Amazon
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Luxury product manufactures can block retailers from selling their merchandise on online marketplaces like Amazon. The European Court of Justice has ruled on the matter after cosmetics manufacturer Coty filed a complaint.

Surge in mobile sales during Thanksgiving weekend
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During Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, which contains Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there was a big surge in mobile sales. Those two days saw a total sales figure of almost twelve billion dollar (just shy of ten billion euro).

Alibaba reveals its high-tech store of the future
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Amazon Go’s automated supermarkets have not yet arrived, but Alibaba already has its answers ready. The Chinese online retailer has showcased Tmall Supermart, filled with technology: from virtual fitting rooms to facial recognition.

Rakuten bridges gap to Japanese online consumer

In Alibaba and Amazon’s shadow, Japanese Rakuten Ichiba is quickly developing. Several Western chains are using the platform to sell their products to Japanese online consumers.

Whole Foods contributes to Amazon's enormous turnover increase
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American Amazon’s third quarter turnover grew a lot once more, partially thanks to Whole Foods. This was the first time the chain’s turnover was added to Amazon’s overall turnover.

More than half of American families subscribed at Amazon

An astonishing ninety million Americans have joined Amazon’s subscription program, Amazon Prime. Considering there are 126 million families in the United States, it is clear that Amazon has a tight grip on its home territory. What can Europe learn from this?

Safe.Shop is new global eCommerce trust mark

Safe.Shop is the world’s first global eCommerce trust mark. Currently, only twelve countries signed up, but that number should increase in the future.

Fashion platform About You launches in the Netherlands and Belgium
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German fashion web shop About You, the second largest online European fashion retailer, officially launched in Belgium and the Netherlands following an unofficial launch in the Netherlands some time ago.

Alibaba invests billions in physical retail
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Over the past two years, Chinese eCommerce giant Alibaba has spent nearly seven billion euro in physical retail. Its Hema Xiansheng chain already has thirteen supermarkets and it acquired luxury department store Intime from the government in January.

Alibaba exceeds expectations
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Chinese Alibaba has trumped analysts’ turnover and profit expectations with its first quarter results. Its profit even doubled compared to the year before.

Aldi will home deliver in the United States
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German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, using startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items two minutes after ordering them.

Yoox-Net-a-Porter thrives thanks to mobile surge
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Online retailer Yoox-Net-a-Porter has managed to beat analysts’ expectations in the past fiscal year, thanks to a surge in mobile sales. For the first time ever, these sales contributed more than half of the retailer’s total turnover.

Lidl constructs new distribution center in Venlo
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Lidl will open a new distribution center in Venlo, which will cater its web shop’s customer base. The distribution center is not a Lidl Netherlands project, but apparently an international project.

Amazon places own pick-up lockers at consumers' homes
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Amazon announced The Hub, a system of pick-up lockers that can be placed everywhere. They come in different sizes and can be placed both inside or outside of buildings.

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