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29-03-2017 - Otto Group’s online revenue grows 10% to €7 billion

Otto Group saw its revenue increase by 5 percent and once again ecommerce was the growth driver for the international retail and services group. Online sales increased by just under 10 percent and was worth almost 7 billion euros last year. Continue reading

29-03-2017 - 6 percent of Europeans shop online every day

Europeans are quite active in the ecommerce market. One in four Europeans with internet access shopped online at least once a week last year, while over 60 percent shopped online once a month. And 6 percent of Europeans shop online every day. Continue reading

28-03-2017 - Dutch online-only supermarket Picnic raises €100 million

Picnic, an online-only supermarket operating in selected cities in the Netherlands, has raised 100 million euros in funding from NPM Capital, De Hoge Dennen, Hoyberg and Finci. With the money, Picnic wants to further expand across the country. Continue reading

28-03-2017 - HelloFresh launches meal kits in Sainsbury’s

HelloFresh has announced a collaboration with UK supermarket Sainsbury’s. The meal delivery service will introduce some of its most popular meal kits for two into 35 Sainsbury’s stores in London and the South East. Continue reading

27-03-2017 - Homeware items account for quarter of ecommerce searches in UK

In the United Kingdom, homeware items, such as toasters and table lamps, account for a quarter of all online retail searches this year. Furniture is also very popular, as about one in five searches is for products belonging to this category. Continue reading

24-03-2017 - European lamp shop Lampenwelt receives €120 million funding

Lampenwelt.de, a German online lighting shop that also operates local websites in other European countries, has received a major investment of 120 million euros from venture capital firm 3i. With this money, Lampenwelt wants to expand its online lamp-selling business across Europe. Continue reading

24-03-2017 - Ecommerce in Russia was worth €14.85 billion in 2016

The ecommerce industry in Russia was worth 920 billion rubles, which is about 14.85 billion euros, in 2016. This is an increase of 20 percent when compared to the year before. Estimates are ecommerce in Russia will reach 1 trillion rubles (16.14 billion euros) at the end of this year. Continue reading

23-03-2017 - Splitit’s interest-free installment payment solution focuses on Europe

Splitit enables consumers to pay for online purchases with interest-free monthly payments. The fintech startups lets consumers use their existing credit cards and divide the total cost up to 12 payments. Ecommerce News talked to the company, which is now aiming most of the marketing efforts towards Europe. Continue reading

22-03-2017 - ‘DHL will deliver food for Amazon in Germany’

DHL is said to become the exclusive logistics partner for Amazon Fresh in Germany. Next month, the German logistics company will start with delivering fresh food to Amazon customers in Berlin. After the capital, the rest of the country should follow soon. Continue reading

20-03-2017 - Just Cargo, Dutch ‘Uber for courier services’, to expand in Europe

Just Cargo, a Dutch startup that calls itself the Uber for courier services, wants to expand in Europe. With franchisees in other countries, the company wants to link companies and drivers across Europe to pick up and deliver parcels. Continue reading