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Here on Ecommerce News, we sometimes write about offline stores. Huh? Yeah, offline stores. This may be pop-up stores, which seems to get more and more popular every year, or pick-up points. We call these kinds of services offline stores, as they are offline, but still have a very clear link with all the ecommerce news we write about.

Bevh wants retailers to temporarily work on Sundays

Bevh wants retailers to temporarily work on Sundays

The German E-Commerce and Distance Selling Trade Association (Bevh) wants a temporary lifting of the ban on Sunday work in retail and logistics. The association thinks that, especially with regards to the upcoming Christmas shopping period, this is necessary to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Continue reading

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour France supports local producers

Carrefour has launched a new initiative in France that is aimed at supporting small and local producers. At the same time, it’s answering to a growing demand among shoppers for goods produced nearby. Continue reading

Conrad Electronic closes stores in Switzerland

Conrad Electronic closes stores in Switzerland

Conrad Electronic has made the decision to let the leases of its two branches in Switzerland expire in 2021. This means the consumer electronics retailer will close its physical stores. But Conrad won’t be leaving Switzerland completely: it now focuses on ecommerce and b2b. Continue reading

Worten Spain closes 17 stores and focuses on ecommerce

Worten Spain closes 17 stores and focuses on ecommerce

Worten has closed 17 physical stores in Spain and will instead focus more on its online sales channel, after adding continuous losses since 1998. The Portuguese electronics retailer has entered into dissolution several times and, according to its auditor PwC, hasn’t provided all the information required to guarantee a viability plan. Continue reading

#supportyourlocal launched to help German businesses

#supportyourlocal launched to help German businesses

A new online platform, called #supportyourlocal, has been launched to support local business owners. The non-profit project urges consumers to buy vouchers, so that business owners who need to close their doors, can still generate some turnover. Continue reading

Bose focuses on online only

Bose focuses on online only

Bose will close all of its stores in Europe, as well as in North America, Australia and Japan. The audio brand chose for this solution after it saw a ‘dramatic shift’ to online shopping in certain regions across the globe. Continue reading

Swedish white goods retailer Tretti opens stores

Swedish white goods retailer Tretti opens stores

Online white goods retailer Tretti is investing in physical stores across Sweden. In addition to the previously announced flagship store in Stockholm, Tretti will also open physical stores in Helsingborg, Halmstad and Umeå. Continue reading

Auchan opens cashier-less Auchan Minute in Europe

Auchan opens cashier-less Auchan Minute in Europe

The French supermarket chain Auchan will open its first cashier-less concept in Europe next month. In Villeneuve d’Asq, a commune in the Nord department in northern France, a fully automatic point of sale that can be operated via the smartphone will open its doors. Continue reading

Clas Ohlson closes shops in UK and Germany

Clas Ohlson closes shops in UK and Germany

Swedish furniture and hardware store Clas Ohlson is changing its business model. The retailer becomes online only in the United Kingdom and Germany and thus shuts down all its physical stores. Well, not all, as the store in Reading will remain open. Continue reading