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Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Fulfilment solution Bigblue raises €3 million

Bigblue, a logistics provider from France, has raised 3.6 million dollars (3 million euros) in a seed round. The startup wants to build an end-to-end fulfilment solution in Europe. Bigblue isn’t a fulfilment company itself, but it works with several ones to handle post-order processes for online stores. 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

De Bijenkorf launches in France

De Bijenkorf launches in France

Dutch department store De Bijenkorf has launched its online shop in France. In February this year, word came out that the omnichannel retailer was looking to expand its business across Europe by opening a French ecommerce website. Continue reading

Amazon drops Black Friday advertising in France

Amazon drops Black Friday advertising in France

Amazon has stopped its advertisements for Black Friday in France. The company has taken this decision after the French government said it was unfair to small shops. The coronavirus lockdown has forced them to close the doors. Continue reading

PricingHub raises 2 million euros

PricingHub raises 2 million euros

PricingHub, a French pricing solution provider, has raised 2 million euros. With the money, it wants to further develop its price optimization platform. Continue reading

France to pause development of ecommerce warehouses

France to pause development of ecommerce warehouses

France has announced plans to pause the development of warehouses used by ecommerce companies. This would mean a setback for online retail giants such as Amazon. The plan was announced by the newly-appointed Minister of Environment, Barbara Pompili. Continue reading

Dutch TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

Dutch TrustProfile runs pilot across Europe

TrustProfile is the new service from Dutch trust mark WebwinkelKeur. With this label, online retailers can show several pieces of information, like reviews and verified identification data, to enable trust among customers. Currently, a pilot project is running in France, Spain and Italy. Continue reading

Dutch B2B marketplace Orderchamp expands to France

Dutch B2B marketplace Orderchamp expands to France

Dutch wholesale marketplace Orderchamp has opened its digital doors in France. From now on, French physical retailers and online store owners can register for free to buy products, while French brands can start selling their assortment to over 12,000 connected retailers in Europe. Continue reading

Carrefour launches food marketplace in France

Carrefour launches food marketplace in France

Carrefour has launched an online grocery marketplace in France. The platform will feature up to 100,000 products from more than a hundred different retailers by the end of this year. These items complement Carrefour’s daily product range. Continue reading

Ecommerce in France will reach 115.2 billion euros in 2020

Ecommerce in France will reach 115.2 billion euros in 2020

The turnover of business-to-consumer ecommerce in France is expected to be worth 115.2 billion euros at the end of this year. This would mean an increase of 11.4 percent compared to the situation last year, when ecommerce in France was worth 103.4 billion euros. Continue reading

UK leads Europe in embracing online grocery shopping

UK leads Europe in embracing online grocery shopping

More and more consumers in Europe are buying fresh food products online. Although many shoppers still tend to buy a lower volume online than they do-instore. The only exception seems to be the United Kingdom, where 42 percent buys more online than in-store and 32% percent buy less online. Continue reading