Published in General on 02-04-2014
Yoni Van Looveren
Albert Blokker has left the board of Blokker, which means his 40-year participation - during which Blokker expanded tremendously - comes to an end.
He will remain closely involved however, moving to the Blokker's supervisory board.
The European Union has created a new set of rules that want to create a fair and transparent environment in which companies can trade on online marketplaces. The platforms are banned from, among others, unilaterally suspending accounts.
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Dutch chains Hema and Albert Heijn (Ahold Delhaize) are opening two pilot stores, in which customers can do their shopping at both chains at the same time. The test should start later this year.
In order to be successful again, department stores need to return to their origins: large flagship stores that amaze the shopper with an unrivaled assortment, flawless service and a unique experience. "The average doesn’t work for department stores."