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.
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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.
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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.