British online supermarket Ocado has trialed its self-driving delivery car for the first time. The car has room for eight orders, and for two drivers that are still present in the car for safety reasons.
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Swedish fashion group H&M saw its second quarter turnover grew 5 % to 51.4 billion Swedish krona (5.3 billion euro), excluding exchange rate fluctuations. Net profit went up 6 % to 5.9 billion krona, some 600 million euro.
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Both Kinnevik and Rocket Internet have sold their final shares in Asian Lazada to Chinese Alibaba, which adds another 12.4 % of Lazada’s shares to its previous stake in the company.
The European Ecommerce Report 2017, a joint effort by Ecommerce Europe, EuroCommerce and the Ecommerce Foundation, states that European eCommerce will continue to grow, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
Thirty traders are no longer allowed to operate on Amazon until their court case with fashion brand Louis Vuitton is still ongoing. The brand filed a lawsuit because those thirty traders sold counterfeit items.
Following its fur ban, online retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter has also decided to no longer sell items that contains angora wool, according to animal rights organization PETA.
The possible Amazon – Nike collaboration, which would lead to Nike selling its product range on Amazon itself, has caused turmoil among other retailers.
Fashion web shop Zalando seeks further growth and will therefore target the B2B market. Zalando’s platform will be used to support other companies’ brands grow.
German web shop About You, one of eCommerce company Otto’s subsidiaries, launched in the Netherlands. This is the fourth country for the web shop: Germany, Austria, Switzerland and now the Netherlands.
Only a week after Ikea’s announcement about third party sales, the Swedish furniture store chain reveals its own store on Amazon, filled with an extensive product range.
A week after Brussels targeted American clothing brand Guess, Nike, Universal Studios and Sanrio are now also being examined. They all may have breached the European Union’s regulations regarding sales across borders and online sales.
Dutch web shop group Coolblue has launched its French web shop today. At the start, only IT products are available, but the other product categories should follow soon and everything should be available by the end of the year.
American Amazon launched a cheaper Prime subscription for those people who depend on government assistance. The first reactions vary from “scandalous” to “genious move”.
Sports chain Intersport will invest more in eCommerce in the next few years, to catch up to its competitors. By 2020, it should generate a “substantial part of its turnover online”.
Swedish furniture chain Ikea wants to launch a pilot program next year, which would bring the chain’s products to third-party web shops like Amazon or Alibaba.
Online sales for “fast moving consumer goods” have grown 26 % in 2016 and now represent 35 % of its total global turnover growth.