Romy Piepenbrock

Albert Heijn uses artificial intelligence to fight food waste
Dutch supermarket giant Albert Heijn is taking a new step towards reducing food waste. This week, they've started a trial with “dynamic discounting” of chicken and fish products at a...
June 3, 2019
Zalando starts pilot with reusable packaging
Zalando is planning a pilot for reusable packaging. The goal of this is to make the shipping of its packages even more sustainable. The customer can return the packaging (e.g....
May 31, 2019
Free delivery doesn’t increase return volume
Online retailers who offer free delivery do not experience an increase in returns. Although many consumers often don’t pay for a delivery, free delivery is almost never the reason for...
May 29, 2019
Sustainable e-commerce service Loop launches in France
Loop, a shopping startup that creates reusable packages, has launched in France. The whole idea behind this startup is that containers are designed to be used again. Many manufacturers have...
May 27, 2019
Farfetch gives designer bags second life
Luxury marketplace Farfetch has introduced Farfetch Second Life: an initiative to give designer bags a second life. Customers can exchange their beloved handbags for credit. You can use this credit...
May 23, 2019
Lidl starts selling groceries online in Spain
Lidl recently started selling its groceries online in Spain. For now, the delivery of fresh foods is only available in Madrid. To get the products to customers’ homes, Lidl is...
May 22, 2019
Zalando starts 2019 with strong growth
In the first quarter of 2019, Zalando successfully expanded its customer reach. The number of active customers increased by 14.1% to 27.2 million and site visits increased by 29.5% to...
May 20, 2019
Migros launches click and collect service with Swiss Post
Supermarket giant Migros has made it possible for its customers to collect webshop orders in their shops across Switzerland. This new service is available due to a partnership between the...
May 17, 2019
Amazon one-day delivery used by 72% of US consumers
Amazon one-day delivery already sees shipments to the majority of US consumers - 72% of consumers, to be exact.  This was found in a new report by RBC Capital Markets....
May 16, 2019
French e-commerce increases 12.5% in 2019
The turnover of business-to-consumer e-commerce in France is expected to increase by 12.5% compared to 2018. Last year, the French e-commerce turnover was 92.6 billion euros and it will reach...
May 10, 2019
German serial-returners returned 487 million items in 2018
German serial-returners returned 487 million goods last year. This comes from the study of a research team from the University of Bamberg who researched the return behaviour of German consumers...
May 9, 2019
European webshops convert 1.6 billion in the Netherlands
Dutch consumers bought around 1.6 billion euros (excluding VAT) from European webshops last year. This is a 17 % increase in comparison to 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2018,...
May 9, 2019
Apple profit 5% lower than last year
Apple announced financial results for the first quarter of 2019. They have reached an $11.56 billion profit in the first quarter on sales of 58 billion. This profit is within...
May 8, 2019
The Power of Paper
The way we take care of our environment has been a hot topic all over the world for quite some time. Just think about the discussion on pollution in the oceans...
May 7, 2019
German e-commerce will grow 57.8 billion in 2019
German e-commerce will predictably increase by 9% in 2019. If the prediction becomes true, the German e-commerce industry will be worth 57.8 billion euros at the end of this year....
May 6, 2019
17% increase for Dutch online retail turnover
The Dutch retail sector is experiencing growth in the first part of 2019. Not only the online retail market, but also the offline retail is growing. Dutch market research company...
April 30, 2019
Otto best European alternative to Amazon
German e-commerce company Otto is the biggest European competitor of Amazon. According to former CEO and current chairman of the Otto Group supervisory board, Michael Otto, it is the only...
April 30, 2019
DPD and EAV develop e-cargo bike for parcel delivery
Parcel delivery group DPD has partnered with Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) to develop a lightweight pedal-assisted, four-wheel e-cargo bike. EAV makes composite parts for the aviation sector and race car...
April 29, 2019
27% of top UK retailers do not communicate during delivery
Recently published research by ParcelLab shows that the largest online retailers in the United Kingdom are not actively communicating with shoppers during the delivery period. Only four of the 100...
April 26, 2019
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale
Last Monday, April 8th, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced three new projects. These projects are set to achieve 100% renewable energy for its global infrastructure. These projects will take place...
April 24, 2019
Zalando is the most convincing fashion retailer
Zalando knows how to use the best persuasion and personalisation techniques to entice consumers to purchase. We know this because the German fashion giant has finished number one in the...
April 24, 2019
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