Customers who wish to buy or sell second-hand sporting equipment can visit Belgian Decathlon stores between 15 and 22 March. The chain will host a new edition of the Trocathlon, where staff will assist in pricing and the exposition of the items. In return, the vendors will get coupons for their sold items.
Decathlon will host new Trocathlon
Belgian LensGroup, which owns online lens seller LensOnline, has acquired two German web shops. It is its first foray in the German market, but its fifth European country.
Which retailer will succeed Juttu in 2018 as the winner of the bpost Omnichannel Award? Candidates can now register, the award will be presented during the RetailDetail Omnichannel Congress on 1 March.
British frozen food chain Iceland will be the first supermarket chain to cut all plastic packages from its private labels. By 2023, each of its 1,400 private label products will have more sustainable packaging, like cardboard and paper, alternatives to plastic.
Hema will head outside of Europe for the first time ever: it will open three stores in Dubai later this year. In the next five years, the Dutch chain aims to open a sizeable number of Middle-Eastern stores.
German Metro Group is happy with its first quarter results. Turnover, after exchange rate fluctuations, has only grown 0.2 %, but there was a 0.8 % like-for-like turnover increase.
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.