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German retailers to pass VAT cut on to shoppers

German retailers to pass VAT cut on to shoppers

Germany’s federal government has decided to lower VAT as part of a post-pandemic economic stimulus package. Leading retailers Aldi Nord and Süd, Lidl, Kaufland, Edeka and Rewe and other operators have all an...

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French Shoppers Embracing Convenience, E-Commerce, Kantar Says

French Shoppers Embracing Convenience, E-Commerce, Kantar Says

French shoppers are embracing convenience shopping as well as e-commerce during the coronavirus crisis, new data from Kantar has showed. According to data fro the period from 23 March to 19 April (P4), c...

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Corona pandemic pushes mobile scanning forward

Corona pandemic pushes mobile scanning forward

The Covid-19 pandemic increases the demand for contactless shopping and for self-scanning. That is why British supermarket chain Asda is rolling out its mobile self-scanning system 'Scan & Go Mobile' to ...

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E.Leclerc CEO shares thoughts on post-pandemic retail

E.Leclerc CEO shares thoughts on post-pandemic retail

Michel-Édouard Leclerc, chief executive of French retailer E. Leclerc, has shared his opinions as to how the post-lockdown retail scenario might look. According to a post on his personal blog, he believes: ...

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Waitrose says online deliveries rose 50%

Waitrose says online deliveries rose 50%

Waitrose has announced a surge in online delivery by 50% amid the current pandemic situation. The retailer had recently split with Ocado, the online retailer, which will be delivering Marks & Spencer...

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China online retail sales show a decline in Q1 2020

China online retail sales show a decline in Q1 2020

Data from China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that online retail sales for the January-March 2020 period fell 0.8% year-on-year to CNY2.2 trillion (USD311 billion). This indicated an improving situat...

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Heineken names new presidents for Europe and Asia Pacific units

Heineken names new presidents for Europe and Asia Pacific units

Heineken has appointed Soren Hagh as president of its Europe region and Jacco van der Linden as president of its Asia Pacific region, effective as of 1 June 2020. Following the transition, both Hagh...

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Rewe Germany teams with logistics giants for Coronavirus service

Rewe Germany teams with logistics giants for Coronavirus service

In Germany’s Heinsberg region, which is particularly affected by the coronavirus, Deutsche Post and DHL Paket are testing a delivery service for senior and vulnerable shoppers in cooperation with Rewe. The s...

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Coronavirus outbreak to cost UK retail sector almost 13 billion pounds in 2020

Coronavirus outbreak to cost UK retail sector almost 13 billion pounds in 2020

The impact of coronavirus crisis will wipe 12.6 billion pounds from retail sales this year, according to preliminary forecasts by analysts at GlobalData. This is equivalent to more than Aldi’s total UK sales...

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European nations raise contactless payment limits

European nations raise contactless payment limits

With contactless payment seen as a preferable measure in limiting transmission of COVID-19, banks across Europe are taking steps to widen use of the method to restrict cash payments involving human contact. ...

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