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Despite a high comparison base, German online fashion platform Zalando managed to grow strongly again in the second quarter. The platform now has 44.5 million active customers, 30 % more than a year earlier.
Today, Zalando is launching in three additional markets: Croatia, Estonia, and Latvia. Moreover, the company is expanding its partnership programme into six new markets.
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From now on Belgian retailers can also connect their physical stores directly to the Zalando platform to sell their products online. C&A is one of the first partners.
French perfume and cosmetics chain Sephora, part of luxury group LVMH, is entering a partnership with online fashion platform Zalando. The collaboration will make thousands of products from more than 300 exclusive brands available on the German platform.
Zalando is expanding further into Eastern Europe. Today, the fashion platform launches in Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia, later this year Croatia, Estonia and Latvia will follow, in 2022 it's the turn of Hungary and Romania.
After a stunning first quarter, Zalando is raising its outlook for the full year. The fashion platform is also investing heavily in the expansion of its logistics network.
After C&A Germany joined Zalando's Connected Retail partner programme at the beginning of this year, the retailer is now extending the collaboration to seven other European countries. The Netherlands is among the first to follow. Belgium will join at a later stage.
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Last year Zalando grew by 30 per cent thanks to a quarter more customers. The e-commerce player expects to keep up the momentum and even triple sales from ten to thirty billion euros by 2025.
Zalando has expanded its second-hand webshop Zircle to Scandinavia. Customers in Sweden and Denmark can now also buy second-hand fashion items through the online platform.
The Swedish investment group Kinnevik is dividing its shares in Zalando among its own shareholders. Thus, the fashion platform loses its largest shareholder, accounting for 21 per cent, but at the same time gains a lot of new shareholders.