Belgian electonics chain Krëfel has opened its newest store in Evere, the first store in Brussels based on a new store concept built around several new technologies. The store will replace the older one in Schaarbeek and will use things like a Smartbox with tablets to find information.
Evere gets new Krëfel
Korean technology firm Samsung has released preliminary quarterly results indicating it forecasts record profits in 2017’s fourth quarter. Nevertheless, it does not seem it can live up to analysts' expectations.
Erich Kellerhals, co-founder of electronics chain MediaMarkt, has died on Christmas day, aged 78. The German laid the foundation for one of the world’s largest electronics chains in 1979.
Media Markt and Saturn’s new parent company, CECONOMY, has performed well in its fiscal year 2016/2017. Its 1.3 % turnover increase was largely thanks to improved online sales.
Supermarket firm Carrefour and electronics seller Fnac Darty are considering an alliance for their electronics acquisitions. The combination could lower purchase prices.
Saturn customers can use their own VR goggles to see products in two virtual environments. It is not yet possible to actually buy something in VR however.
MediaMarkt’s parent company, Ceconomy, has the key to consolidate the European electronics industry even more. The retailer will sell services and solutions: “We help people make the right decisions.”