Amazon can get back to work in France: the online retailer has reached an agreement with the unions on a phased restart of its distribution centres, after five weeks of inactivity.
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FMCG giant PepsiCo has launched a 'virtual pantry' in the United States: the producer of soft drinks, potato crisps and more now also supplies directly to consumers via two webshops.
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Even Zalando is suffering from the corona crisis: although the fashion webshop still expects a double-digit growth, its expectations are now much lower than at the beginning of the year.
Despite record sales of 75.5 billion dollars (69 billion euros), Amazon fears a loss of 1.5 billion dollars (1.3 billion euros) in the second quarter due to extra costs to combat covid-19.
Amazon does not comply with French anti-coronavirus regulations, a French Court of Appeal has now confirmed. Although the online giant is still allowed to ship essential products from French warehouses, they are all closed for the time being.
The measures taken to combat the coronavirus have led to enormous worldwide growth in e-commerce: online sales have increased by 20 % in the first quarter, with peaks of more than 40 %. Will this become the norm?
Amazon appears to use data of the third-party vendors on its platform to develop its own competing products, although the company denies this claim. Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos has decided to take management back into his own hands during this corona crisis.
Ikea has stated it hopes to reopen its European stores from the end of April. In the meantime, the chain is offering advice by video conference in Belgium. The coronavirus crisis has already cost the Swedish company 60 % of its turnover.
German discount chain Aldi is finally getting into e-commerce: in the United Kingdom, the discounter will offer boxes with 22 "essential" products online throughout the coronavirus epidemic.
German fashion webshop Zalando has had to admit a (preliminary) loss for this year's first quarter. The company now wants to speed up its platform and support its partners more.
Belgian luxury handbag producer Delvaux is opening its own webshop today. The company long resisted e-commerce, but its hand was forced by the corona crisis and the mandatory closing of its physical shops.
Asos wants to raise more than 200 million pounds (230 million euros) with a new share issue, following the announcement of strong half-year figures. During the corona crisis, however, sales fell by almost 25 %.
Despite the fact that many physical stores are closed or limited, German online sales in March were 20 % lower than a year earlier. There are, however, huge differences between different sectors.
German fashion webshop Zalando has lowered its first-quarter forecast, as its sales have dropped significantly due to the measures implemented in many European countries in the fight against the coronavirus.
An increasing number of online retailers (including British e-commerce giant Next) close their webshop because of the coronacrisis. Is this just a prelude for worse things to come?
The corona crisis is shaking things up in European food retail: from an online boom to severe staff shortages, the same phenomena are popping up everywhere. An overview of the international state of affairs in food retail at this moment.