Second-hand retailer Troc.com saw Belgian and Luxembourgish turnover grow 5 %, partly because it now also buys items itself. Previously, it had only allowed people to take a percentage of the sale of their items.
Troc.com turnover grows 5 %
Turnover for the top 100 web shops in Belgium grew 13.5 % from 3.7 to 4.2 billion euro. Digital sales for food items and household products have increased considerably.
Toy giant Mattel has allegedly turned down competitor Hasbro’s bid, according to press agency Reuters’ anonymous sources close to the deal. It is still unclear what the repercussions would be.
For the first time ever, Henkel will pass the fifteen billion euro turnover milestone for the first nine months of the year. The company will also increase its turnover and profit forecast on the back of these excellent performances.
Move aside Christmas turnover, Singles’ Day is the world’s largest shopping holiday – by far. Alibaba generated a 22 billion euro turnover in a single day and even Bol.com took advantage of the day. Are we heading to a new retail calendar?
Google will add a new option to its Maps app on 23 November: users will then be able to assess how much time they will lose at the cash register.
Market research firm SmarterHQ says Amazon’s bond with consumers is razor-thin and they would quickly abandon their subscription if the advantages proved to be too meagre. This should present opportunities to the competition.