- How Amazon struggles with physical retail: eight cashierless Amazon Go stores to closeFood6 March, 2023
Amazon is again closing eight physical stores in the US: these are cashless Amazon Go stores, which use very expensive technology. The retailer puts the importance of the closures into perspective: “we are optimising our store portfolio”.
- VD.nl in trouble: suppliers angry over payment stopGeneral20 February, 2023
Suppliers of Dutch webshop VD.nl have not received payments for some time now and may never be paid in full, as the retailer launched proceedings to reach an amicable debt settlement. Managing director Alexander van Slooten asks for patience.
- Alibaba in Belgium is “worse than cocaine”General17 February, 2023
Inviting Alibaba into Liège Airport has been bad news for Belgium, VUB professor Jonathan Holslag states. The promise that Belgian companies would be able to export to China has not been fulfilled, while the government is missing out on millions of euros in import duties.