Asda is trialling a new delivery system which it can use for when customers are away from home. The groceries will get delivered in a purpose-built storage box that is placed outside the customer's home.
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Veepee has launched "The Survivors" on its Dutch platform: under this name, the flash sales specialist sells products that are still in perfect condition but with damaged packaging.
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Coolblue was able to quadruple its net profit last year: it went from 15.2 to 61.1 million euros. This implies a record-breaking profit for the electronics retailer, which is aiming for an IPO.
H&M is launching Itsapark in Germany. It is an online platform dedicated to sustainable fashion and home furnishings. The platform provides detailed information to enable customers to choose the sustainable aspects they consider to be important.
Young Charly, the Belgian wine and spirits merchant, has an ambitious new project: with its Likor webshop, the company wants to become the largest online liquor store in Europe.
It is a well-known fact that the outbreak of Covid-19 has boosted online sales. But a new UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) report now gives us some figures.
Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com gives the starting signal for its European expansion: in the Dutch province of Limburg, the logistics specialist opens a distribution centre of 18,000 square metres. It will also have an office.
The corona effect is fading fast, Kantar predicts. 2020 may have been an exceptional year for supermarkets and the FMCG sector, but growth is coming to an end as new challenges take their place.
French online fashion outlet Showroomprivé has increased its sales by more than 50 % during the first quarter. The platform now wants to switch entirely to dropshipping.
The recent growth acceleration for e-commerce is here to stay: even after the pandemic European shoppers will continue to buy significantly more online. This applies to all age groups, in every product category.
So far, 2021 has been the best year for Belgian retail real estate since 2016, despite Covid and booming e-commerce. But while some prosper, others suffer: home improvement stores take the lead, while inner city stores fall behind.
After C&A Germany joined Zalando's Connected Retail partner programme at the beginning of this year, the retailer is now extending the collaboration to seven other European countries. The Netherlands is among the first to follow. Belgium will join at a later stage.
Hugo Boss has made its webshop accessible to twelve additional countries, including Russia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The German fashion label wants to double its online turnover in two years' time.
Hopr, Belgium's first online supermarket, will start its activities next Monday, 19 April. Trialling in Hasselt, the goal is to expand to the whole of Belgium by 2026.
Last year, fashion platform About You passed the billion-euro milestone in terms of turnover. Sales outside the German-speaking market have more than doubled, and in the fourth quarter, the marketplace reached break-even for the first time.
It has been a historic year for supermarkets, and Tesco is no exception: the British market leader saw its sales rise by almost 9 %, but the extra costs were so high that profits fell by around 20 %.