After just four years, the British white goods retailer AO is to discontinue its Dutch online shop. On the European mainland, the company wants to focus exclusively on Germany - and even that now seems uncertain.
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Unilever has announced its plans to close the Lipton factory in Vorst, Brussels. In the future, the group's European tea production will be centred in Poland.
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Amazon has decided to shut down two Whole Foods stores in the United Kingdom, which are incidentally the only two stores it had outside of London.
Starbucks-owned tea chain Teavana will shut down every single store, which will put 3,300 people out of a job. It currently has nearly 380 stores.
Famous Parisian concept store Colette has decided to close on 20 December, after twenty years in the business. The owner has decided she is too old to stay in the fierce fashion business.
French shoe chain Eram will divest entirely from Belgium. Every store will be shut and 130 people may lose their job. There were talks of a restructuring plan, but it turns there will not be one.
Dutch fashion chain C&A will shut down 23 Spanish stores, which will leave more than 300 people unemployed. Currently, the chain has 106 stores in Spain, but it only wants to invest in profitable stores.
Redcoon has closed most of its web shops on Friday, including those in Belgium and the Netherlands. Customers can no longer order from the site or request a repair.
Just a year after Media-Saturn launched the Biwigo.de web shop, mainly focused on household appliances, it decided to shut it down again. All customers will now be diverted to Redcoon.
Fashion label Hugo Boss decided to shut down another 20 stores worldwide after it had announced in March it would close 20 stores in China. Currently, it has 1,325 stores worldwide.
Japanese Rakuten has decided to close several of its European online marketplaces, namely England and Spain. It will now focus on its German and French activities.
American online platform Amazon has decided to pull the plug on its flash sale website MyHabit, which was founded five years ago but never managed to meet expectations.
Swedish children's fashion brand Polarn O. Pyret has decided to close its three Dutch stores, while its Chinese retail branch will also be shut down. Customers can still use the brand's web shop.
After it had already closed a number of stores in Morocco, Panama, Puerto Rico, Taiwan and Thailand, ailing deal site Groupon will now also close its divisions in Switzerland, Austria and Portugal.