Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon. The founder ends on a high note: 2020 was a record year with 38 per cent more sales and a profit increase of no less than 84 per cent.
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Is it a fulfilment centre or a store? The future will be all about a mixture of the two: hybrid shops. The Covid-19 pandemic has given stores a new purpose, notes real estate player CBRE.
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How sustainable is online trade? For the first time, a ranking that lists international e-commerce marketplaces according to their sustainability performance is published. Second-hand business models score high in this ranking.
Amazon and the "Big Five" publishers have been accused of colluding on keeping ebook prices artificially high. The case was filed by the same law firm that brought Apple to its knees ten years ago when it was guilty of similar practices.
What does Alimentation Couche-Tard want to achieve with a possible takeover of Carrefour? Can a petrol shop specialist save the hypermarket? One thing is clear: the French retail group is for sale...
Walmart has partnered with smart box manufacturer HomeValet to facilitate the delivery of perishable food items. The system offers great advantages for both the consumer and the supermarket chain.
For the first time, Amazon has bought its own aircraft: 11 used passenger Boeings are converted into cargo aeroplanes. The e-commerce giant is also flying to Europe: in Germany, Amazon Air is now leasing two planes.
COVID-19 represented an unprecedented obstacle for the retail sector in 2020. But what is the concrete impact of the crisis? What can we learn from it, and will we remain under the spell of the Covid story in 2021? Four retail experts reflect, and look ahead.
What does 2020 teach us about the future of retail? There will be a wave of consolidation to face up to "monster ecosystems", believes Marc-André Kamel, head of the global retail department of consultant Bain & Co.
In order to gain market share in the Benelux, Amazon charges significantly lower prices than direct competitors such as bol.com, Coolblue or MediaMarkt. And that pays off: the webshop attracts more customers.
Between Christmas and New Year we traditionally look back: which articles on RetailDetail.eu were read the most last year? This overview gives a nice picture of the events in the insane retail year 2020. And no, not every article was about corona...
Hundreds of workers have laid off work on six Amazon sites in Germany. The action would last until Christmas Eve. In the meantime, the e-commerce company continues to guarantee the delivery of parcels.
Amazon offers its customers a new service, Made for You, where shoppers can customize T-shirts. Is this a new way to help buyers finding the perfect fit, or is it help Amazon to fish for customer data?
Wish, the online store best known for its cheap gadgets, is going to Wall Street this month. The company hopes to raise around 1.1 billion dollars (907 million euros) with the IPO.
In an open letter, more than 400 MPs from 34 countries support the 'Make Amazon Pay' campaign, which states that Jeff Bezos' company is not giving enough back to workers, society and the planet, thus evading its responsibilities.
German trade union Verdi is currently taking action at seven distribution centres of e-commerce company Amazon. It is no coincidence that the strike takes place during the Black Friday bargain festival.