The corona pandemic has caused a digital acceleration at Ikea. The retailer managed to save the furniture during the lockdowns thanks to the roll-out of click & collect services.
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Both retailers and consumers predict the festive season to be full of discounts and e-commerce. But will it also be the usual peak time for retail? There is low confidence in having a sales boost this Christmas.
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The trial project set up by discount chain Action with pick-up points did not prove to be a triumph: the retailer puts sales in its physical stores first and focusses on expansion.
Luxury platform Farfetch welcomes two strategically important shareholders: Alibaba and Richemont together invest 1.1 billion dollar in the company. It is a first step towards consolidation in the online luxury industry.
Is a bargain event like Black Friday a good idea during this coronavirus pandemic? Dutch retail workers are calling out 'not to put public health on sale', French retailers are even asking for a ban.
Carrefour Belgium freezes the prices of more than 20,000 products until the end of the year. The retailer wants to help preserve the consumer's purchasing power in this way.
Online platform About You is experimenting with the sale of second-hand clothing: the Zalando competitor offers around 30,000 second-hand items in its German web shop.
No one knows how they will pronounce it, but from now on French consumers can also shop online at De Bijenkorf. Following the launch of a French-speaking Belgian webshop, the department store chain is now attacking France.
Supermarket group Ahold Delhaize experienced strong growth again last quarter thanks to the corona crisis. Online sales are thriving: the retailer is announcing investments to significantly increase its e-commerce capacity.
Alibaba's annual 11.11 Singles Day festival this year stretches over not one but two weekends. From 1 to 3 November, the Chinese already had the chance to make bargains, this time with an extra lot of Western brands.
Walmart is turning four of its hypermarkets into laboratories, which are investigating how to make better use of the retailer's physical stores for e-commerce. The chain is testing different technologies there.
Amazon sold 37% more this summer, while profits even tripled. The corona effect continues, even more than analysts had expected. Christmas will be "unprecedented", according to Jeff Bezos.
The previously announced cooperation between delivery service Uber Eats and food retailer Carrefour Belgium has started on Tuesday in Brussels and Liège. Other cities will follow as demand is very high.
Despite the corona crisis, AB InBev again sold more beer in the third quarter. The world's largest brewer rapidly adapted its supply chain and saw a particularly strong increase in online sales.
Soon, shopping will also be possible on TikTok: the popular video app will join forces with Shopify so that nearly one million retailers can offer their products directly to users of the social network.
Fashion brand Sonia Rykiel rises from its ashes: after the bankruptcy last year, two co-founders of Showroomprivé ensure a relaunch online. Physical stores will follow later.