Perfumery chain Douglas wants to further expand its online business by launching an online marketplace. The company won’t stick to perfumes and make-up, it also wants to offer fashion through this platform.
PostNord has started a pilot project to test a completely new infrastructure for the delivery of parcels. Together with the company Swipbox it started an experiment in Kolding in Denmark to deliver parcels to digital parcel boxes that are in close proximity to consumers’ homes.
Packhelp, a startup from Poland that allows users to design their packaging, has raised 8.8 million euros in a Series A round. White Star Capital led the investment, while existing investors participated. With the money, Packhelp wants to boost its growth in Europe.
Fidelity National Information Services, a major financial service technology company from the US, has announced it will acquire Worldpay for over 30 billion euros. It’s the largest deal to date in the quickly growing electronic payments industry.
French supermarket Monoprix, a subsidiary of Casino Group, wants to further expand its partnership with Amazon. The two companies started working together last year, with Amazon delivering groceries in France through its Amazon Prime Now program.