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Retail Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Barclays report: UK Consumer Spending Rebounds in November on Early Christmas Shopping and Black Friday Sales

(IN BRIEF) Consumer spending in the UK saw a rebound in November, driven by early Christmas shopping and extended Black Friday sales, according to a Barclays report. Consumer card spending grew 2.9% year-on-year, although it was still lower than the … Read the full press release

Vodafone’s EasyTech Stores Redefine Retail with Tech Innovation in Romania

(IN BRIEF) Vodafone Romania has introduced a new type of concept store called EasyTech, designed to enhance the customer experience and offer a wide range of technology products. The first EasyTech store opened in Bucharest, featuring product displays, sales offices, … Read the full press release

Maxime Saada Appointed Vice-President of Lagardère Group, Enhancing Media Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Maxime Saada has been named Vice-President of the Lagardère group and has joined its Executive Committee while retaining his current roles. Saada, who holds an MBA from HEC and has a background in various leadership positions, including as … Read the full press release

Groupe Casino Expands Stake in Cnova to 98.8% with Acquisition from GPA

(IN BRIEF) Groupe Casino has announced the acquisition of CBD Luxembourg Holding from GPA, indirectly holding a 34.0% share of Cnova’s capital. This transaction will raise Casino’s ownership of Cnova, both directly and through wholly-owned subsidiaries, to 98.8%. The purchase … Read the full press release

Orange Launches ‘Max it’ Super-App in Africa, Bringing Telecom, Financial, and E-commerce Services to Millions

(IN BRIEF) Orange, a telecommunications company, is introducing its “Max it” super-app in Africa, combining telecommunications, financial services, and e-commerce to serve the daily needs of users. Initially launching in five African countries, Max it simplifies the digital experience by … Read the full press release

Marloes van Kooten to Take Over as Managing Director Purchasing at Witt Group

(IN BRIEF) Marloes van Kooten will be joining the Witt Group management team on March 1, 2024, with plans to succeed Stefanie Zühlke-Schmidt as Managing Director Purchasing on September 1, 2024, following a six-month onboarding period. Marloes brings over 30 … Read the full press release

Vivendi Becomes Global Leader in Publishing and Travel Retail with Lagardère Merger

(IN BRIEF) Vivendi has successfully completed a major transaction with the Lagardère group, solidifying its position as a global leader in culture, media, and entertainment. This strategic move enhances Vivendi’s presence in publishing, travel retail, and experiences, while also providing … Read the full press release

Maersk’s Omnichannel-Fulfillment Powers Double Eleven Retail Success with 8.15 Million Orders Processed

(IN BRIEF) Maersk, a global leader in integrated logistics, has showcased its Omnichannel-Fulfillment (OCF) capabilities during China’s Singles Day (Double Eleven) shopping festival, supporting 56 key clients across 16 OCF sites in China. Maersk’s team successfully managed 8.15 million outbound … Read the full press release

Brau Union Österreich and SPAR Opt for Multimodal Transport with ÖBB Rail Cargo Group

(IN BRIEF) Brau Union Österreich and the SPAR retail chain have embraced multimodal transportation in collaboration with the ÖBB Rail Cargo Group (RCG). This approach combines rail and road transport to create efficient and environmentally friendly door-to-door logistics solutions. Beverages … Read the full press release

UK Retailers Roll Out Early Christmas Displays to Boost Festive Sales

(IN BRIEF) According to data from the Barclays Business Barometer, UK retailers are embracing an early start to the Christmas season, with 49% of them opting to display festive goods earlier this year to help customers spread the cost of … Read the full press release

Europris Partners with Maersk to Achieve Significant Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Seaborne Logistics

(IN BRIEF) Europris, a leading retail company in Norway, has selected Maersk’s ECO Delivery product to make substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with its seaborne logistics. The collaboration aims to align with Europris’ strategic goal of reducing … Read the full press release

Stéphanie Ferran Appointed Deputy CEO of Hachette Livre to Lead Publishing Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Arnaud Lagardère, Chairman and CEO of Hachette Livre, has announced the appointment of Stéphanie Ferran as Deputy CEO of the Hachette Livre group, effective immediately. In her new role, Ferran will support Hachette Livre’s ambitions in the publishing … Read the full press release

TÜV Rheinland Appointed Conformity Assessment Body by Cameroon’s ANOR for Product Quality and Safety

(IN BRIEF) The Cameroonian “Agence des Normes et de la Qualité” (ANOR) has designated TÜV Rheinland as a Conformity Assessment Body under the Pre-Shipment Evaluation of Conformity (PECAE) program. TÜV Rheinland is now authorized to conduct conformity verification, inspection, and … Read the full press release

Barclays Issues Warning as Purchase Scams Surge During Black Friday and Cyber Monday

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has sounded an alarm ahead of this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, citing a 22% increase in money lost to purchase scams during the same period last year. Purchase scams, which involve buying products that … Read the full press release

Bentley Introduces Adorable Teddy Bear Collection for Car Enthusiasts

(IN BRIEF) Bentley has introduced a charming collection of teddy bears, known as the Bentley bears, now available for adoption on and in Bentley showrooms. These cuddly characters are designed to capture the hearts of car enthusiasts and collectors … Read the full press release

Unilever Sells Dollar Shave Club to Nexus Capital Management to Focus on Core Growth Areas

(IN BRIEF) Unilever has announced the sale of Dollar Shave Club to Nexus Capital Management LP, a US-based private equity firm. Dollar Shave Club, known for its razors and male grooming products, will continue to serve consumers in North America … Read the full press release

Logicor and Leroy Merlin Strengthen Logistics Collaboration in Poland

(IN BRIEF) Logicor, a major European logistics real estate company, has renewed and expanded its partnership with Leroy Merlin, a well-known French hypermarket chain. As part of this agreement, Leroy Merlin will occupy approximately 50,000 square meters of warehouse space … Read the full press release

Riverty and Computop Expand Partnership to Offer Accounting-as-a-Service to Online Merchants

(IN BRIEF) European Fintech leader Riverty and Germany’s renowned payment service provider, Computop, have announced the expansion of their partnership to provide accounting-as-a-service to online merchants. Building upon their existing collaboration focused on Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) solutions, this … Read the full press release

Zalando Unveils ZEOS: The Operating System for Multi-Channel Fashion Retail in Europe

(IN BRIEF) Zalando, a fashion e-commerce giant, has introduced ZEOS (Zalando E-commerce Operating System), a comprehensive platform designed to revolutionize multi-channel fashion and lifestyle retail in Europe. ZEOS aims to empower fashion brands and retailers to efficiently manage their multi-channel … Read the full press release

NatWest Group Launches Click to Pay, Revolutionizing Online Shopping for UK Customers

NatWest Survey: UK Regional Business Activity Slows in July 2023, Employment Holds Steady while Inflation Trends Vary

(IN BRIEF) NatWest Group has become the first UK bank to introduce Click to Pay for all its customers with a Mastercard debit card. This digital wallet simplifies online shopping by allowing users to securely store multiple payment cards in … Read the full press release

Google Cloud and Unilever Launch ‘My Unilever’ App to Digitally Connect Factory-Based Employees Worldwide

(IN BRIEF) Google Cloud and Unilever have jointly launched the “My Unilever” app, designed to digitally connect Unilever’s factory-based employees globally. The app, built on Google Cloud and delivered in partnership with Accenture, provides factory-based colleagues with secure access to … Read the full press release

DHL Group Completes Acquisition of Turkish Parcel Delivery Company MNG Kargo, Boosting E-commerce Logistics

(IN BRIEF) DHL Group has successfully finalized its acquisition of MNG Kargo Yurtiçi ve Yurtdışı Taşımacılık A.Ş. (MNG Kargo) and its subsidiaries, following approvals from the Turkish Competition Authority and the Turkish Information and Communications Technologies Authority. MNG Kargo, a … Read the full press release

ELKO Receives Accolades as Best Retail Partner and Customer Service Distributor in 2023 CONTEXT ChannelWatch Survey

(IN BRIEF) ELKO, a prominent player in the technology distribution industry, has earned recognition as the “Best Retail Partner” and the “Best Customer Service Distributor” in the 2023 CONTEXT ChannelWatch survey, a widely-respected online IT reseller survey known for its … Read the full press release

Dunelm Continues 5-Year Tradition of Supporting Loughborough University Students

(IN BRIEF) For the fifth consecutive year, Dunelm has supplied Loughborough University with custom Dunelm starter packs for students in need, featuring bedding and kitchen essentials. These packs aim to ensure a smooth transition to university life by providing students … Read the full press release

ORLEN Expands Retail Network in Slovakia, Focuses on Alternative Fuels and Electric Mobility

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN, a prominent energy company, has nearly doubled its retail network in Slovakia this year, with all 90 stations now operating under the ORLEN brand. Following this successful rebranding, ORLEN plans to enhance its non-fuel product offerings and … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €15 Million in PHH Group to Boost E-commerce Expansion in the Baltic States

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is investing €15 million in PHH Group, a leading e-commerce platform in the Baltic states. This investment aims to support the expansion of PHH Group’s logistical capacity and cross-border fulfillment … Read the full press release

DHL eCommerce Expands Europe’s Largest Access Point Network, Reaching 100,000 Points

(IN BRIEF) DHL eCommerce has marked a significant achievement by inaugurating its 100,000th access point in Warsaw, Poland, creating the largest and most densely distributed network across Europe. These access points, including parcel shops and lockers, enable customers to conveniently … Read the full press release

BBVA Innovates Online Access with Bizum Service, Revolutionizing Customer Interaction

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, the first bank in Spain to do so, has launched a new Bizum service that allows its customers to conveniently register and log in at online retailers and service providers. This feature streamlines the registration and access … Read the full press release

Stradivarius Set to Make Debut in Germany’s ECE Shopping Center at Milaneo Stuttgart, Expanding Inditex’s Presence

(IN BRIEF) Inditex’s fashion brand, Stradivarius, is set to debut in Germany at the ECE shopping center, Milaneo Stuttgart. The leasing contract has been signed, and the store is scheduled to open in November 2023, marking the brand’s first-ever store … Read the full press release

Georg Jensen to Open Flagship Store on London’s Bond Street in 2023

(IN BRIEF) Georg Jensen, a Danish jewellery designer, is set to open a new flagship store at 108 Bond Street by the end of 2023. The three-story store will cover approximately 5,000 sq ft and showcase the brand’s designer jewellery, … Read the full press release

Škoda Auto’s ‘Offers’ In-Car App Expands to Eight Markets, Bringing Discounts and Convenience to Drivers

(IN BRIEF) Škoda Auto has extended its ‘Offers’ in-car infotainment app to eight markets, offering over 100 discounted products and services accessible from the user’s vehicle. The app is compatible with Škoda vehicles equipped with the latest-generation Amundsen and Columbus … Read the full press release

Aviva Strengthens Retail Insurance Business with Acquisition of Barclays Home Insurance Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Aviva, the leading home insurer in the UK, has entered into an agreement with Barclays UK to acquire its home insurance portfolio, which consists of 350,000 customers. The acquisition will support Aviva’s growth in the retail insurance business … Read the full press release

M&S Launches Industry-First Braille Gift Card and Greeting Cards for Inclusive Shopping Experience

(IN BRIEF) M&S (Marks & Spencer) has launched a braille gift card, a first-of-its-kind in the industry, in consultation with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The gift card features an embossed outer sleeve with a ‘Happy Birthday’ … Read the full press release

LEGO and Warner Bros. Discovery Launch LEGO Harry Potter Gringotts Wizarding Bank Set

(IN BRIEF) The LEGO Group and Warner Bros. Discovery have unveiled the LEGO Harry Potter Gringotts Wizarding Bank set, the newest addition to the LEGO Harry Potter product range. The set features a highly detailed representation of the bank from … Read the full press release

Barclays Encourages Over 65s to Tap into Online Marketplaces and Clear Clutter, Unlocking Potential £700 Boost

(IN BRIEF) Barclays has conducted research revealing that over 65s in the UK could potentially earn nearly £700 by selling unwanted items online. However, despite having an average of 18 items they would like to sell, only a quarter of … Read the full press release

UK Card Spending Shows Growth in June, but Concerns Remain Over Inflation and Shrinkflation

(IN BRIEF) Consumer card spending in the UK showed a year-on-year growth of 5.4% in June, driven by warm weather and increased socializing at pubs and bars. Spending on groceries surged by 9.5%, although shoppers remain concerned about “shrinkflation” and … Read the full press release

Neste Partners with Biofuel Express to Expand Distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Denmark

(IN BRIEF) Renewable fuel company Neste has formed a partnership with Biofuel Express to expand the distribution of Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in Denmark. Biofuel Express will be responsible for distributing and selling the renewable diesel fuel, while Neste will … Read the full press release

Lagardère Travel Retail and Inflyter Revolutionize Duty-Free Shopping with Expanded Digital Partnership

(IN BRIEF) Lagardère Travel Retail and Inflyter have announced an expanded partnership to revolutionize the Duty-Free shopping experience. The collaboration aims to digitalize the shopping process for travelers, allowing them to browse and purchase items before their journey begins. The … Read the full press release

iGulu F1: Brewing Evolution Unleashed

iGulu Smart Capsule Homebrew Appliance F1

The Future of Homebrewing Has Arrived (IN BRIEF) The iGulu F1 Smart Capsule Homebrew Fermenter is a highly anticipated product that aims to revolutionize homebrewing. It combines tradition and technology to offer enthusiasts an unparalleled brewing experience. The F1 delivers … Read the full press release

Global Design Competition by Bentley Motors and Dezeen Sets Stage for Sustainable Luxury Retail

(IN BRIEF) Bentley Motors and Dezeen have teamed up to launch a global design competition called ‘The Future of Luxury Retail’. The competition invites architects and designers to explore innovative ideas and experiences that will shape the luxury retail industry … Read the full press release