Jumbo and Hema are going to cooperate closely in Belgium and the Netherlands. Both Dutch companies think they can profit from eachother's strengths
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REWE Group and Greenyard have extended their cooperation in the German market to a long-term, vertically integrated partnership for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers; a dedicated operating unit shall be set up for this purpose.
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Ahold Delhaize, in cooperation with Hanshow Technology, is to equip all of its European stores with electronic shelf-edge labelling. Both companies also want to develop new digital 'in-store' services and explore possibilities together.
Delhaize and bol.com, both Ahold Delhaize subsidiaries, are increasingly working together. Today they have started a first commercial action together as the "Back to school" campaign kicks off, but the aim is to find more mutual benefits.
Fashion label Stella McCartney has closed a deal with French luxury house LVMH to accelerate its development. Interesting detail: only last year, Stella McCartney left Kering, another French luxury concern.
The two branches of Aldi, Nord and Süd, are going to unify their private labels. By 2020, customers of both chains will only be able to buy the same brands, spelling the end of brands like Topstar and Milsani.
Carrefour Belgium and Medi-Market are entering into a partnership: Carrefour hypermarkets will feature shop-in-shops from the health and wellness retailer. Some hypermarkets will feature a real pharmacy.
Carrefour has signed a partnership with Nigerian e-commerce player Jumia to sell its product ranges online in four African countries: Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Kenya and Senegal.
Zalando signed a deal with two smaller shoe stores, allowing customers to pick up online orders at the store if they happen to live near either store.
Ikea announced it will collaborate with Danish HAY and British designer Tom Dixon. Its collaboration with Tom Dixon is designed to find solution for small living areas.
Swedish H&M once again managed to attract a big name to create an exclusive collection for the fashion chain. This time around, the Parisian fashion label Kenzo will creatively collaborate with H&M.
Shoe brand Teva, mostly known for its sandals, has collaborated with Danish Han Kjobenhavn, which resulted in an entirely new Teva sandal collection.