Apple has decided to give 2 years of guarantee in Belgium after all, as its one-year guarantee was illegal, both in Belgian and European law. Consumer organisation TestAankoop managed to pressurize Apple enough to force it to give 2 years, even though TestAankoop wants more.
Apple Belgium gives 2-year guarantee after all
Ceconomy, Media Markt and Saturn’s parent company, revealed a small turnover growth for its first quarter, thanks to improved online sales. Expectedly, its profit did drop.
There has been yet another thorough shake-up among Fnac Darty’s shareholders. The merger company, which owns Belgian electronics chain Vanden Borre and Dutch retailer BCC, will now welcome insurance company SFAM, after it bought investment fund Knight Vinke’s shares.
Apple broke its turnover and profit records in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on 30 December 2017. Nevertheless, there are unfavourable signals, because iPhone sales were below expectations.
Korean technology company Samsung’s fourth quarter resulted in a record profit, mainly thanks its chip division, where prices remain sky high.
An Edinburgh-based store of British chain Margiotta halted its Pepper robot experiment after merely a week, because its customers apparently found it too confusing.
Media Markt and Saturn’s parent company, Ceconomy, issued an alert warning it would probably have weaker first quarter results.