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Kaufland quits its online grocery website

German supermarket/hypermarket chain Kaufland

The German hypermarket chain Kaufland has decided to stop its online grocery service in Germany, just one year after it launched the online shopping initiative. There are concerns about the costs of the operation and the lack of potential for future profitability. Continue reading

Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men win Twinkle Awards

Twinkle Awards Belgium

The online stores of Coolblue, Viata and Luxury for Men have been rewarded with the Twinkle Awards. Coolblue won an award for being the best omnichannel player in Belgium, while Viata went home with an award for best pure player. Luxury for Men was rewarded with an award for best starter. Continue reading

23% of German companies active in ecommerce

Ecommerce in Germany

Around one out of four companies in Germany, 23 percent to be precise, sold their goods and/or services through a website, mobile app or electronic data interchange (EDI) in 2016. The companies that were active online with an ecommerce website or app, generated 19 percent of their revenue through these sales channels. Continue reading

French fashion brand Céline launches ecommerce website

The French brand Céline, the only LVMH-owned fashion label without its own ecommerce business, has launched its online store. For now, the ecommerce website Celine.com is only available in France, but next year it will roll out further in Europe, the United States and, in 2019, in Japan. Continue reading

E-commerce Berlin Expo launches awards show

E-Commerce Berlin

Next year, the E-Commerce Berlin Expo will take place for the third time and a new segment is added to this European ecommerce event: the E-Commerce Berlin Awards. This award show will reward the best ecommerce companies in eight different categories. Continue reading

VAT rules for online retailers simplified

Ecommerce in Europe

The finance ministers of the European Union have agreed on simplified tax rules for online retailers. So, instead of registering for VAT in each EU country, online retailers in the future will be able to file a single tax return for the entire European Union. This should reduce costs for ecommerce companies and increase the tax revenues of EU countries. Continue reading

The top 10 online stores in Belgium

Ecommerce in Belgium

The top 10 of largest online stores in Belgium are being dominated by foreign players. The entire top five is filled with Dutch, German and American online stores. The first Belgian ecommerce company can be found on the sixth place. Continue reading

Dutch supermarkets’ online revenue is worth €1 billion

Online groceries

The total online revenue of Dutch supermarkets will surpass the 1 billion euros mark this year. It’s predicted that the total revenue of supermarkets in the Netherlands will be worth 35.53 billion euros in 2017, of which 2.9 percent will happen online. Continue reading