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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.

#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

UK retailers lag in implementing AI

UK retailers lag in implementing AI

Retailers in the United Kingdom are using artificial intelligence (AI) at a much slower pace than other industries in the country. Over half of UK retailers are still not using machine intelligence, while this share is much lower among financial services companies or manufacturers. Continue reading

‘Amazon Go comes to the UK’

‘Amazon Go comes to the UK’

Amazon Go, the checkout-free stores from Amazon, will roll out in the United Kingdom. The ecommerce giant hasn’t officially announced this, but there are several reports Amazon is looking for locations across the country to roll out the innovative grocery stores. Continue reading