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    Wildberries launches in France, Italy and Spain


    After rolling out its online store in Germany in January, Russia’s biggest online retailer, Wildberries , has started to operate in France, Italy and Spain, with dedicated sites and mobile apps tailored to the local markets, the company said in a statement. The online retailer that first launched in ...

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    New trade body in the U.K. to support digital retail


    Six major U.K.-based e-tailers – Asos , Boohoo , Gymshark , the Ocado Group , AO World and The Hut Group (THG) – have launched the UK Digital Business Association (UKDBA) , a new trade body to support the fast-growing e-commerce sector. The new association will back the ...

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    Merger of two Danish bicycle retailers


    Design Cykler , a Danish bicycle retailer based in Skive, Jutland, with eight physical stores in major cities, and are merging to form DCCP Group A/S . Kenneth Mortensen , the newly appointed director of DCCP, said in a press release, “It takes two to tango, and ...

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    Ampler Bikes continues to expand after doubling sales in 2020


    After doubling its sales last year, young B2C e-bike company Ampler Bikes is looking to simultaneously expand into other national markets this year while maintaining a high growth rate in Germany (currently the company’s most important market). For 2021, the Estonians have their sights set on Switzerland and the ...

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    New addition to H.A.D.’s digital marketing team


    Source: Linn Poppen Linn Poppen has joined the team of the German brand Pro Feet Functional Wear as digital marketing sales manager. Poppen joins Pro Feet from competitor Buff / Elan Central Europe , where she spent the last four years ...

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    Schöffel Foundation plants 30,000 trees


    Peter Schöffel, CEO Schöffel The reduction of the VAT in Germany in the second half of 2020 was intended to support the economy during the Covid-19 pandemic. But it also made possible a sustainability project by the Schöffel Foundation , which was established in 2011 to ...

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    Tretorn’s parent company acquires Swedish outdoor retailer


    Tretorn brand owner Thevea Brand Group has acquired Swedish outdoor retailer Friluftsvaror . For more than 50 years, Friluftsvaror has developed, produced and sold tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and other outdoor equipment. Through its online store, the retailer, which also operates a physical store in Malmö, sells its ...

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    Thule opens first U.S. brand store in Denver


    Thule will be opening a brand store in Denver, Colorado in summer 2021. While the Swedish company is already operating several dedicated brand stores throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America, this new store will be the first one in North America. Much like the other brand stores, this retail ...

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    Shop Pay expands to Facebook and Instagram in the U.S.


    Shopify is expanding Shop Pay – the fastest and most secure way to shop online, according to the Canadian e-commerce software company – to all U.S. Shopify merchants selling on Facebook and Instagram . With Shop Pay now available as a fast and secure payment option on ...

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    Payment service Klarna launches bank account in Germany


    Klarna is launching consumer bank accounts in Germany, with the aim to provide them with further control of their finances. The launch marks a first for the company and will allow customers to easily track, categorize and analyze all of their everyday spending using the Klarna app. A Klarna ...

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    Delivery problems take their toll on multichannel supplier Rose Bikes


    After an extremely successful 2020 fiscal year with a 34 percent increase in sales, the Corona pandemic’s economic effects are now hitting German B2C bicycle supplier and retailer Rose Bikes . The Bocholt-based company speaks of a “lack of delivery reliability on the part of Asian component manufacturers. This has ...

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    Bike Exchange: IPO on Australian Stock Exchange


    Source: Bike Exchange The Australian company behind Bike Exchange , Rpro Holdings Limited, went public with its “world’s leading digital bike marketplace.” Since Feb. 9, the marketplace has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney under the name Bike Exchange Limited ...

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    Internetstores invests in an automated returns center


    Source: Internetstores Internetstores returns center, Untertürkheim Frank Aldorf , chief brand officer at German multichannel retailer Internetstores , presented the company’s digital-first strategy at ISPO Munich Online . With its 40 online stores in 14 countries, including the stores , Bikester , Brügelmann , ...

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    Bezos hands over leadership of Amazon


    Jeff Bezos will hand over the chairmanship of Amazon ’s board in the third quarter of 2021 to Andy Jassy , the head of the cloud business Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Amazon made the announcement on Feb. 2 after the U.S. stock market closed in Seattle. ...

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    Deckers appoints DTC and digital specialist to its board


    Deckers Brands has appointed Maha S. Ibrahim to its board of directors, effective Feb. 1. Mike Devine , chairman of the board, said he especially values her experience identifying trends and driving growth in the direct-to-consumer and technology sectors. He also said Ibrahim’s insights and ...

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    K2 Sports upgrades North American B2B e-commerce with Elastic Suite platform


    Emerald Holding, organizer of the Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo trade shows, among others, announced that U.S. snowsports and outdoor company K2 Sports is now using Emerald’s Elastic Suite B2B e-commerce and digital merchandising solution for its U.S. and Canada markets. Emerald had just completed ...

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    Didriksons pop-up in Paris


    As reported by Sportfack , Didriksons is opening a temporary showroom in the Le Marais district of Paris at 12 Rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth. Didriksons’ offering has been available to French customers for a little over a year, but only through e-commerce at . The brand, founded in ...

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    Shopify expands Technovation partnership globally, inspiring future women in tech


    Shopify , the global e-commerce software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, is expanding its partnership with Technovation , a global tech education nonprofit. The partnership started Shopify more than six years ago, originally to help young Canadian women become tech leaders in their communities. Shopify is now expanding the collaboration ...

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    Digital natives are the most frequent cross-border e-commerce shoppers


    A recent survey by eShopWorld , a privately held Irish company headquartered in Dublin with offices around the globe that provides a technology platform for brands and retailers looking to sell online to global markets, found out that younger, digitally native consumers aged 25 to 34 are the group that ...

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    Tradeinn sales exceed expectations


    Tradeinn , the Spanish e-retailer running several specialized international retail websites including , , , and many others, posted revenues of €288 million for 2020, representing an increase of €100 million from 2019, according to . According to the report, results for the full year ...