Amazon has just opened its first international store with "Just Walk Out" technology in Ealing, London. In contrast to what was expected, the store is not a Go convenience store, but a Fresh supermarket.
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This week, Amazon is said to open its first cashless Go in the UK. The convenience store would reportedly open in the West London district of Ealing.
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Belgian fashion chain PointCarré, part of Colruyt Group, has just opened a second French shop in Val de Briey. The multi-brand specialist also opens up its e-shop to French shoppers.
Retailers in Belgium's neighbouring countries are getting the prospect of the ease of Covid restrictions: in the Netherlands, stores are allowed to welcome customers by appointment from 3 March. In the UK, all stores may be able to reopen normally on 12 April.
On Wednesday 3 May Dutch food retailer Jumbo will open the most sustainably designed supermarket building in the Benelux. The store is built with ecological materials and uses energy saving technologies.
Louis Vuitton has ventured into the hospitality industry with its very first café and restaurant: Le Café V and Sugalabo V. The French luxury brand chose the Japanese city of Osaka as its location.
The first 100% vegan supermarket opened in Amsterdam last Friday. Founder James Fresco speaks of "a logical step".
New York Pizza opened its first Belgian restaurant in Leuven yesterday. The rapidly growing Dutch chain wants to open ten branches in Flanders next year.
In Belgium, discounter Lidl has opened a store with a warmer decoration and a completely new layout. Shoppers can discover several inspiring 'eating worlds'. It is a test.
The end of the lockdown is in sight for Belgian retailers: next Tuesday, on the 1st of December, all stores may reopen. Retailers must strictly respect the known security measures, however.
French food retailer Monoprix wants to conquer Europe, including the Benelux. But who is this Parisian, who suddenly wants to bring the "French touch" abroad?
In France, Black Friday will be delayed by one week: Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire is asking for the sales event to be postponed. Retailers agree on the condition that all stores are allowed to reopen.
No one knows how they will pronounce it, but from now on French consumers can also shop online at De Bijenkorf. Following the launch of a French-speaking Belgian webshop, the department store chain is now attacking France.
The largest Aldi in the world opens in the German Ruhr area. The XXL shop covers an area of around 2,000 square metres, twice as large as the average.
Fashion brand Sonia Rykiel rises from its ashes: after the bankruptcy last year, two co-founders of Showroomprivé ensure a relaunch online. Physical stores will follow later.
Russian supermarket group X5 has opened its first unmanned, contactless store in Moscow. 7 days a week until midnight, customers can visit the automated store which is inspired by Chinese self-scan shops and by Amazon Go.