RetailDetail Congress ‘The Future of Shopping’ had substance and style | RetailDetail

RetailDetail Congress ‘The Future of Shopping’ had substance and style

RetailDetail Congress ‘The Future of Shopping’ had substance and style
Foto’s Maarten De Bouw

With six CEOs of major Belgian retailers, the 2018 edition of the RetailDetail Congress had an impressive line-up on stage the 26th of April. 

 

Impressive show

Transparency and trust in a rapidly-evolving society, that is what it is all about according Frans Colruyt. The financial director of Belgium's leading food discounter pleaded for connection. ZEB’s Luc Van Mol demonstrated the challenges the fashion industry faces: speed is a must, but there is no more room for error. DYI chain Hubo’s CEO Erwin Van Osta provided a spark with his impressive 3D projection. “Hubo is the Colruyt of the DIY industry”, he added. “We are going to create a vertical marketplace. We want to become Hubol.com, because that is the future.”

 

Three female CEOs (Anja Maes of fashion group FNG; Helen Willems of beauty chain Di and Carla Velghe of Dutch Hema) emphasized the importance of people in retail. Jorg Snoeck, co-author of Management Book of the Year The Future of Shopping talked to Alexa and had a drone deliver an online order live on stage. Briefly: this expertise and network event discussed both content and experience. This very successful event brought together more than 600 professionals.... see you next year?

Photo gallery

Questions or comments? Please feel free to contact the editors


Gerelateerde items

Régis Degelcke new EuroCommerce president

22/06/2018

Régis Degelcke is the new president of EuroCommerce. The chairman of Auchan will start his three-year mandate in July.

Tom&Co eyes 100 French stores

21/06/2018

Belgian pet shop chain Tom&Co continues its expansion in France with the opening of its 25th French store in Nantes. With a new concept, the chain hopes to be able to quickly expand to 100 stores in France.

France wants e-commerce tax

21/06/2018

If the French government get their way, the Hexagon will soon introduce a tax on e-commerce. Products would become 1 to 2 % more expensive, depending on the distance of the last delivery.

Toy store chain La Grande Récré pulls plug on Belgium

20/06/2018

French toy store chain La Grande Récré has decided to focus on the French market and to close its Belgian branch, due to continuing financial difficulties. 16 stores will close, causing a job loss of 95.

Join us for Europe’s largest retail and e-retail event!

12/06/2018

(advertorial) The fourth edition of Paris Retail Week will take place September 10 – 12, 2018 in Pavilion 1 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. For three days, Paris will be the capital of experiential and connected commerce, bringing together 800 participating companies and 40,000 retail and e-commerce professionals.

Karstadt aims to reinvent department stores in Berlin

12/06/2018

German department store chain Karstadt is to open two stores in Berlin, that aim to reinvent themselves as a "networked marketplace". It will be the first new Karstadt department stores in the German capital for thirty years.