Weekly Roundup: Europe

  • More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy; Mobile Network as Loyalty Scheme

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy; From Loyalty Scheme to Mobile Network; and Sales up in May.

    More Footfall Thanks to Location Strategy

    Analysing the digital-to-physical strategies of more than 100 retail professionals, a study by Blis, WBR Insights, and Future Stores finds that retailers using a location strategy report more retail footfall that can convert into sales, thanks exposing customers to customised content.

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  • Urban Outfitters Marketplace; Metro & Getnow Co-operate

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Urban Outfitters Launches Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers; Metro Extends Co-operation with Getnow; and Rakuten Backs UK Payment Provider Azimo.

    Urban Outfitters Launches Marketplace for Third-Party Sellers

    Surprising announcement from Richard Hayne, CEO, Urban Outfitters: During the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call, the CEO referred to a recently launched online marketplace that is open to third-party sellers. The marketplace is apparently already live for testing [...]

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  • Paypal Buys iZettle; Dunnhumby Acquires Aptaris

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Paypal to Acquire iZettle; Dunnhumby Buys Marketing Software Company Aptaris; and ‘Tap & Go’ in UK Stores.

    Paypal to Acquire iZettle

    The biggest deal ever for payment giant Paypal: the ex-eBay company is investing USD$2.2bn (£1.6bn) in the acquisition of Swedish mobile payment provider iZettle – a move that will see Paypal reinforce their business activities in iZettle markets such as Germany, Brazil, or [...]

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  • Zalando Partners with Zabka; eBay Experiments with Offline Access

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Zalando Partners with Zabka for New Delivery Option in Poland; eBay Experiments with Offline Access; and Survey: 26% of Brits Shop Online Every Week.

    Zalando Partners with Zabka for New Delivery Option in Poland

    Customers of German fashion and footwear retailer Zalando in Poland may soon get a new delivery option. According to news reports, the German company has partnered with Polish food retail [...]

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  • Walmart Snaps up Flipkart; April Retail Sales Slump in UK

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Walmart Snaps up Flipkart; Early Easter Responsible for UK Retail Sales Slump in April; H&M Turns to AI for Predictions & Customisation; and Smartphone Shopping Has Become Mainstream.

    Walmart Snaps up Flipkart

    Bitter defeat for Amazon: U.S. retail chain Walmart has outpaced the online retail giant in the battle for Indian online retailer Flipkart. According to news reports, Walmart will acquire [...]

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  • JLAB Tech Incubator Expands; Amplience Receives Series C Funding

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: JLAB Retail Tech Incubator Extends Programme; Series C Funding Round for Amplience; and Ocado Teams up with ICA Gruppen.

    JLAB Retail Tech Incubator Extends Programme

    Established in 2014, the retail tech innovation arm of retailer John Lewis has just announced the expansion of their programme for 2018. JLAB has been offering their innovation programme in the shape of 12 week courses [...]

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  • UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy Requests; Multi-Device Shoppers Spend More

    RetailTechNews’ weekly roundup brings you up-to-date research findings from around the world. In this week’s edition: UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy Requests; Multi-Device Shoppers Spend More; and UK Consumers Believe AR Influences Purchasing.

    UK Consumers to Trigger Data Privacy Requests

    Many organisations will be inundated with requests for personal information from UK consumers, finds a study by Veritas Technologies. Two-in-five (40%) are already planning to take advantage of their data privacy rights within six months of the new General [...]

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  • Social Commerce Trumps Infuencer Marketing; Cryptocurrency Payment Solution

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Social Media Is an Active Commerce Channel; Payment by Cryptocurrency; Fashion Platform Farfetch Launches Tech Accelerator; and Retailers Not Ready for GDPR.

    Social Media Is an Active Commerce Channel

    According to a data study by digital services provider Avionos, social media is an active commerce channel that is more successful at driving sales than influencer marketing. While the majority of consumers (60%) have never purchased [...]

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  • Ikea to Focus on E-Commerce; Rewe Introduces Delivery Flat Rate

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Ikea Wants to Focus on E-Commerce; Rewe Introduces Delivery Flat Rate; und Net-a-Porter-Founder Launches Retail Investment Fund.

    Ikea Wants to Focus on E-Commerce

    Despite healthy retail sales of £30bn in 2017, Ikea is planning to shift their focus from conventional furniture retail to e-commerce. After talk of complementing their current store strategy with new city centre showrooms, the Swedish furniture retailer is now talking [...]

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  • UK Online Non-Food Sales Increased in March; Intermarché Cooperates with Shopopop

    RetailTechNews rounds up some of the biggest stories in the European retail technology space. In this week’s edition: Above Average Growth For Online Non-Food Sales; Intermarché Partners With Shopopop For Shopping Delivery; New Name For Metro’s Tech Offering; and Lidl Opens Tech Center in Bulgaria.

    Above Average Growth For Online Non-Food Sales

    March has seen an uncharacteristic growth of online sales of non-food products. That is one of the findings of the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Last month, online sales of non-food products increased 7.9%. [...]

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