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Below you’ll find all the articles we’ve written about ecommerce, online retailers, acquisitions, cross-border initiatives and more that takes place in the Benelux: Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. If you want to know more about this region’s online retail industry, check out our information page on ecommerce in Benelux.

AO closes its Netherlands operation

AO

UK online electricals retailer AO announced today that it will close its Netherlands operation. The exit from the Netherlands enables the retailer to focus more on its German business, soon the only operation outside of the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Swedish IT shop Dustin launches in the Netherlands

Dustin

Dustin, a Swedish reseller of IT products and services, has launched its online store in the Netherlands. The company was already active in the Nordics, but after acquiring Dutch Vince Groep last year, the IT company is now also active in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Albert Heijn enters top 3 Dutch ecommerce

Albert Heijn

Supermarket Albert Heijn has entered the top 3 of biggest ecommerce players in the Netherlands. The Ahold-owned company achieved online sales of 565 million euros last year, which is more than Zalando did in the Netherlands. Only Bol.com (also owned by Ahold) and Coolblue had bigger revenues. Continue reading

Wish has warehouse in the Netherlands

Wish

Wish has a second distribution center in Europe. The online marketplace has one in Amsterdam. This dc is already in use since the end of last year, but it’s only now that the ecommerce company has revealed it’s running a distribution center in the Netherlands. Continue reading

Amara launches online store in Belgium

Amara

Interiors online retailer Amara will launch its online store in Belgium. This would be the tenth country where Amara runs a localized website. The announced launch in Belgium follows after a period of strong European growth. Continue reading

Ontex launches online diaper subscription service in Benelux

Little Big Change

Ontex has launched Little Big Change in Benelux this week. This is an online diaper subscription service, which was first launched in France in June last year. Now, the subscription offer is also available in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Continue reading

Dutch Superwinkel launches in France

Supershop

Superwinkel, an online department store from the Netherlands, has launched its online store in France. As ‘Superwinkel’ is a Dutch name, the company will operate under the translated name ‘Supershop’ in France. Continue reading

Newpharma wants to expand to Italy and Spain

Newpharma

Online pharmacy Newpharma wants to expand further across Europe and is thinking about launching its online shop in both Italy and Spain. Currently, the Belgian ecommerce company is active in six European countries. Continue reading

PostNL gets most revenue from ecommerce

PostNL

Ecommerce is getting increasingly important for Dutch logistics company PostNL. During the first half of this year, 51 percent of its revenue was related to ecommerce. PostNL is focusing less on postal activities and more and more on the delivery of parcels. Selling Postcon is just the latest example of this trend. Continue reading

Lentiamo expands to the Netherlands

Lentiamo

Eyewear retailer Lentiamo has expanded to a new market in Europe. The eyecare specialist has opened its online shop in the Netherlands, making this the 16th country where Lentiamo is present. Foreign markets currently account for 85 percent of the company’s revenues. Continue reading

Takeaway confirms bid for Just Eat

Takeaway.com

Dutch food delivery group Takeaway has confirmed it wants to acquire its British competitor Just Eat. If Just Eat and Takeaway successfully end talks, the combined company will be one of the largest food delivery companies in the world. Continue reading