Despite slightly higher consumption levels in Belgium (especially in the food sector: +3.6%), trade federation Comeos fears that higher wages and ever growing renting prices in Belgium may threaten retailers' future turnovers.
Belgian retail turnover rises again, but "remain under threat"
(content provided by EuroCommerce) In an initial response to the Commission Communication: A European retail sector fit for the 21st century, published today, EuroCommerce approves of the Commission's stance against overregulation.
RetailDetail can proudly announce that “The Future of Shopping: Waar iedereen retailer is” (The Future of Shopping: where everyone is a retailer), written by Pauline Neerman and Jorg Snoeck, is 2018’s management book of the year.
Ecommerce giant Amazon surpassed the 100 million Prime subscriber mark, just one of the many milestones CEO Jeff Bezos mentioned in his annual shareholder briefing.
35 companies, including Colruyt, Carrefour and Ikea have asked Europe to force truck manufacturers to lower their emissions 25 % by 2025. “Totally unrealistic”, the manufacturers’ spokesperson said.
JD.com has announced plans to open some 1,000 convenience stores per day across China. With this impressive target, the country’s second-largest e-commerce company is giving speed to its ambitions of expanding into the offline market.
Dutch optician chain Hans Anders’ turnover grew 6 % last year, to 203.7 million euro, but it also announced it would divest from the French market.