Amazon already has a quarter of the e-commerce market in Europe. It is therefore not surprising that platforms dominate the market: by 2025, marketplaces will account for 65% of cross-border online sales in Europe.
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With the new AH Compact app, Albert Heijn specifically targets single and two-person households: the minimum amount is lower, the range is smaller, delivery is free.
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Digital is the New Normal for Nike. Between June and August, online sales increased 82%, offsetting the continuing decline in physical sales. The trainer brand also saw its profit rise slightly.
The online shift caused by the corona crisis is being exaggerated, according to a report by GlobalData. Consumers still buy the most in the physical store, even during the lockdown. E-commerce needs the brick and mortar store very badly.
De Bijenkorf's French-language webshop is now online: the Dutch department store chain first wants to serve customers in Brussels and Wallonia, before attacking France and Austria.
Zalando starts offering second-hand clothing: customers will be able to 'sell' their worn items via the platform, but instead of receiving any money in return, they will receive a gift certificate or a donation to a charity.
Amazon has launched an online luxury department store, even if only with a single partner: Oscar de la Renta is the first to open a shop-in-shop at the new Luxury Stores platform. More brands will follow in the coming weeks.
With a new technology partner, Carrefour wants to take its e-commerce activities operationally to a higher level and improve the customer experience. The scoop is for Belgium, other countries will follow.
Apple is pioneering a mini store in California, where customers can pick up their online orders or visit a 'Genius' by appointment. The store concept is primarily a solution for corona times.
Aldi Süd is taking its first steps in e-commerce in the United Kingdom: the discounter trials online shopping with click&collect, and is launching a partnership with Deliveroo in several cities.
Dutch cosmetics chain Rituals had hoped to reach a turnover of a billion euros this year, but Covid-19 decided otherwise. The new aim: avoid a turnover drop.
Belgian contacts webshop LensOnline has broken its record turnover last semester. Covid-19 has finally allowed e-commerce to break through to all parts of the population, the company says.
Colruyt is pulling the plug on its non-food webshop Collishop. The Belgian retailer wants to focus its non-food sales in specialists like Dreambaby.
Dutch online retailer Coolblue is continuing its German expansion. Deliveries are now also possible in the area around Cologne, while a first physical store in Germany is planned to open soon.
French retail chain Carrefour has started a test in Paris, with a pick-up point for pedestrians that is fully automated. There is even a separate part for frozen foods.
Dutch online platform Bol.com has officially expanded to the French-speaking part of Belgium with the implementation of the French version of its app. The Ahold Delhaize subsidiary is now looking to expand with local partners.