is Europe's best web shop | RetailDetail is Europe's best web shop is Europe's best web shop has won the golden award in the most important category at the European E-Commerce Awards and can call itself Europe's best web shop for a year. Coolblue came in second last year.

"Actual innovation"

At the Global E-commerce Summit in Barcelona, had to compete with British and French L'Exception for the top honour, the Entrepreneurial Award. It did brilliantly, as the Ahold subsidiary actually managed to take top spot.'s managing director, Daniel Ropers, had to do a presentation in front of an international jury as the last phase before the prize was handed out. The jury praised the company as it allows competitors and other sellers on its platform. "A sign of actual innovation and entrepreneurial spirit", Twinkle wrote. Ropers was surprised with the win, but added it was only the start for the company.


Tesco wins omnichannel

Tesco and Asos were other prize winners at the European E-Commerce Awards: Tesco won the omnichannel award as the British chain excels in customer service in each channel, according to the jury. Marks & Spencer came in second, while Scandinavian furniture chain Bolia came in third. Dutch G-Star also received a nomination, but did not win anything.


Asos won the Pure Player Award, meant for companies that only sell online, with Amazon and Net-a-Porter coming in second and third. Zalando and Yoox went home empty-handed.

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German Otto Group continues to soar


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Decent profit increase for


Chinese online retailer has grown strongly in 2017: turnover grew nearly 50 % and it was profitable again. The company also expects to exceed a 30 % growth pace in 2018’s first quarter.

Rakuten ditches Priceminister brand


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Fast food supplier acquired its Bulgarian competitor BGmenu and its Romanian competitor Oliviera in yet another step towards its goal of being the European market leader.

Colruyt joins PostNL's grocery service


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Strong growth for Chinese e-commerce once again


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