Published in General on 09-04-2014
Yoni Van Looveren
Mobistar has struck a deal with Carrefour to take the hypermarket's telecom activities back into its hands after YourCall went bankrupt.
Mobistar aims to enlist as many former YourCall employees as possible to guarantee continuity and service.
Large flagship stores continue to distinguish themselves through their unique experience and local anchoring, according to former Kaufhof leader Olivier Van den Bossche. Department stores might also take on the role of omni-channel hubs in the future.
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German retail giant Metro has sold a majority interest in its Chinese operations to local retailer Wumart. The sale fits in with the group’s strategy to focus more on professional customers.
The Belgian branch of Thomas Cook Retail, which filed for bankruptcy two weeks ago, is partly starting over again under the umbrella of the Spanish travel agency, Wamos. As a result of the takeover, 195 employees were able to return to work.