With its annual Digital 100 ranking, Similarweb is recognizing what it believes to be the 10 top-performing digital domains from 10 critical business categories, ranked by growth – with the top sites up by hundreds, or even thousands of a percent, between 2021 and 2022.
More and more consumers are turning to TikTok search over Google to find their next local boutique or restaurant.
LegitScript, the company involved in merchant and product certification and monitoring in the e-commerce and payment sectors, has partnered with Google to certify certain topical, non-ingestible CBD products and the websites that market them.
Social commerce sales grew 34.4% this year to $53.10 billion, according to eMarketer forecast, as more people shop on social media and existing buyers spend more.
DoorDash, Uber, and Shipt have partnered with hundreds of retailers to offer same-day delivery.
IAB Europe, the European-level industry association for the digital and marketing ecosystem has announced the results of a new industry survey on retail media advertising.
Luxury designer furniture manufacturer Leolux, a Dutch family company, has launched a new website in collaboration with end-to-end agency iO.
After months of focused research, Nielsen has released its first independent Brand Sustainability Report, which ranks how Australian consumers perceive the sustainability efforts of 247 leading brands.
Retail Media is the fastest-growing channel for media spend, revolutionizing traditional media hierarchies
Nineteen percent of US companies cut their investment in China this year, a marked increase from 10% last year, per the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
BigCommerce, an Open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established B2C and B2B brands, has announced in partnership with Snap, Inc., the launch of Snapchat for BigCommerce.
Shopify is doubling down on merchant services as it seeks to offset slowing ecommerce sales.
Amazon is making its full Amazon Music catalog of 100 million songs available to Prime members for no additional charge, per a company announcement.
Amazon’s stock has fallen sharply since it forecasted a sales growth slowdown for the holiday period.
Bostik, the adhesives segment of Arkema, announced the opening of the Paris showroom of Ideal Work, an Italian specialist in high-added value decorative flooring technologies, which the Group acquired in 2020.
ShoppingTomorrow presented the anniversary book Be the Change, in which 600 experts examine the latest insights and visions on e-Commerce and its future in 25 bluepapers.
Brick-and-mortar has made a strong comeback over the last year as COVID-19 worries fade and shoppers revert to pre-pandemic habits.
With these new channel integrations, ChannelAdvisor now supports over 360 marketplaces and retail sites globally, enabling brands and retailers to reach new audiences while expanding their selling footprint.
Measured has launched new tools and features to help marketers maximise advertising ROI and find new ways to grow.
Match2One’s app is the first easy-to-use platform to drive additional revenue for merchants using Shopify.
In her role, Lisa Gibby will oversee the company’s Corporate Communications function, including media relations, public affairs, corporate digital and content and employee engagement.
The solution works like a risk management system and calculates a risk value for each individual transaction using artificial intelligence and specified rules.
A new global report released by CallMiner reveals that 70% of contact center and customer experience (CX) decision makers acknowledge some improvements are needed to the ways their organizations use data to enhance CX.
As of August, 65% of US adults said they’d spent more on groceries and less on experiences in the past six months. Meanwhile, 59% agreed they’d spent less on experiences such as travel and dining out.
Mindshare’s brief is to accelerate the brand’s growth in key global markets and support this with a full-service offer covering audience insight; strategy; business planning, analytics and attribution; performance planning and activation across all media channels.
In collaboration with end-to-end agency iO, Saniweb is relaunching its webshop, to serve the increasing number of mobile users better.
More retailers are investing in automation and artificial intelligence to streamline operations and reduce costs.
Sam Edelman, the contemporary lifestyle brand behind some of the world’s most iconic footwear, debuted its Fall/Winter 2022 campaign starring supermodel Naomi Campbell.
The company will start to use green hydrogen to replace grey hydrogen, diesel, and other fossil fuels as it works to decarbonize its operations.
Led out of Essence’s Shanghai office, the agency’s remit will include consulting, strategy, content innovation, media planning and media activation for all of Liby’s brand and performance marketing activities across the market.
ContextLogic Inc., one of the world’s largest mobile ecommerce platforms, has announced the launch of its global integrated brand campaign, ‘You Wish.’ The multi-channel, multi-market campaign brings to life the experience of shopping on Wish - where the emphasis is on discovery, fun and bargains.
The pandemic reshaped consumer expectations about the omnichannel shopping journey, which is now often mediated by a retailer’s mobile app.
Deliveroo has announced it will shut down its Dutch operation at the end of November 2022. The UK-based company states that it always strives to operate in markets where there is a clear path to being a leader.
AliExpress, the Chinese e-commerce platform, has adjusted its conditions after intervention by the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) and the European Commission.
Virto Commerce, a provider of B2B digital commerce solutions, announced further expansion to the UK and Ireland. The move comes after the increased demand for cutting-edge eCommerce technology.
Shekel, along with U.S. based Parlevel Systems, supplied dozens of smart refrigerators to the Colruyt retail group operating in Belgium, Luxembourg and France. The transaction is estimated at 1M NIS.
This newly created position reports to Bob Bakish, President and CEO of Paramount, and reflects Paramount's ongoing strategy of globalizing its operations. Raffaele Annecchino has decided to leave the company in his role as President and CEO of Paramount International Networks, Studios and Streaming.
That trust goes farther on YouTube in terms of driving sales. Some 45% of consumers are at least somewhat likely to shell out for a product via the video platform, 2 percentage points higher than for Facebook.
Henkel has strategically evolved and redesigned its global corporate brand identity, together with MetaDesign, the brand consultancy of Publicis Groupe Germany.
Unilever has announced the global launch of its most sustainable laundry capsule yet, the fastest growing detergent format in many parts of the world.
Havas Sports & Entertainment Italia (HSE), the sports marketing team of the Havas Media Group, has signed a multi-year agreement with FILA, a sports and leisure footwear & apparel brand with worldwide distribution.
The retail media network harnesses Kohl’s omnichannel presence, knowledge of its customer base, and 60-year history in retail to connect brands with their intended audiences and provide valuable business insights that demonstrate measurable results.
Brands continue to outsmart each other in the eyes of consumers as competition across social media, service delivery and sustainable practices heats up.
Designed to create a more meaningful shopping experience for consumers, Havas Market provides an end-to-end solution that aims to support clients looking to transform their commerce approach in order to reach an engaged audience across a highly competitive category.
The lack of transparency, alongside control, were the main concerns for respondents – 58% don’t know how data is being used, and 75% don’t have control over their data.
Customer acquisition costs have increased by as much as 60% in the last five years according to industry estimates.
The Melbourne-based account includes media strategy, and Myer’s full online and offline planning and investment duties.
CommerceIQ, the Retail Ecommerce Management Platform, has acquired e.fundamentals, a digital shelf analytics (DSA) provider headquartered in the UK.
Deutsche Bank is developing its own BNPL (buy now, pay later) solution for invoice and instalment purchases in a collaboration with Vienna-based fintech Credi2.
With more than 440 million monthly active users, Pinterest has developed into a site where consumers fall in love with goods and companies they had no idea existed.
As smartphones and internet technologies become increasingly accessible, brands are training their eyes on influencer advertising that continues to gain traction. This is according to a recent report by Stockapps.
The alliance will see the Swedish multinational leverage Google Cloud's extensive data analytics capabilities and secure, sustainable global infrastructure to further enhance its customer experience and supply chain enablement.
Forty-four percent of global consumers have changed their online payment habits partly due to the rising cost of living, according to a Paysafe report published in June, which included a survey of 11,000 consumers across 10 countries.
US customers will also only be able to send transactions marked as “friends and family” to other customer PayPal accounts, not to PayPal business accounts.
It is also stepping up to build on the impact created in the inaugural year of Widen the Screen to reach all diverse creators, to Widen our View for, and drive accurate portrayal of, all underrepresented communities.
As ecommerce sales begin to soften, retailers in the US and China are leaning on shopping events to spur consumer spending.
PayPal users only choose PayPal Checkout about 50% of the time it's available to them—and PayPal thinks it can do better.
Customers using the Amazon shopping app on iOS can use Virtual Try-On for Shoes to visualize thousands of sneaker styles from brands including New Balance, adidas, Reebok, Puma, Superga, Lacoste, Asics, and Saucony.
Procter & Gamble, P&G, has announced a major expansion of its environmental sustainability efforts that will make more water available in critically water-stressed areas around the world.
INEO Tech Corp. , the innovative developer and operator of the INEO Media Network, a digital advertising and analytics solution for retailers, has announced a partnership with Western Media Group to market INEO's digital-out-of-home advertising inventory to brands and advertisers.
The study aimed to uncover the true capabilities of AR ads (Lenses), as well as understand the role of AR ads in the consumer purchase journey.
Last week, Inter IKEA Group joined the Stockholm+50 conference with one aim to foster dialogue around the important role the private sector can play, by bringing together around 30 businesses in an event co-hosted with WWF and H&M.
The release comes at a critical time as retailers and consumer brands experience growing financial pressures from escalating advertising, supply chain and e-commerce delivery costs in parallel with rising inventories and changing consumer demand.
HEINEKEN is addressing this growing work life imbalance with The Closer, an outlandish high-tech bottle opener that immediately shuts all work applications when a bottle of Heineken is opened with it.
Lifestyle retailer MINISO announced it has unveiled its latest store in Naples, Italy. This marks the third store that MINISO has opened in the country in less than a month, following the successful opening of two others in April.
More than three-quarters (77%) of consumers in the UK have swapped their physical wallets for mobile payments, according to Marqeta research.
There has been a spirited effort by global brands to achieve carbon neutrality and embrace sustainability guided by the principle of planet, people and profits.
IKEA is leading an initiative where new mattresses are created from a collection of disposed mattresses, prolonging the life of already made products by increasing the use of post-consumer recycled polyols in foam.
Consumers are driven by value more than anything else. About two-thirds of consumers worldwide who had switched brands in the past year were looking for better deals. More than half were seeking better product quality.
IKEA has continued its journey to enable an even smarter home for the many people. In October, a Matter ready hub for smart products called DIRIGERA will be launched together with a new IKEA Home smart app.
Danish brewing company Carlsberg Group’s brand Somersby has unveiled a new Global Brand Equity Campaign dubbed “Best Shared with Friends.”
US consumer spending on luxury retail shows no sign of slowing, even as inflation and price increases cause many shoppers to trade down and cut back on discretionary purchases.
NielsenIQ Activate is comprised of dedicated applications for hyper-targeted audience building, offer and ads management, and end-to-end measurement.
Unilever is launching two pilots to trial warmer ice cream freezer cabinets with an aim of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 20 – 30% per freezer*, whilst ensuring the same ice cream quality and consumer experience.
The Stop Slavery Award is an initiative from the Thomson Reuters Foundation that honours corporations that go above and beyond their peers in the effort to eradicate forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, and other forms of slavery.
The plants serve a wide range of industries, such as flexible packaging, engineered wood, food and beverage, steel, paper, mining, and maintenance, repair and overhaul.
Hivestack partners with Billups to launch multi-market programmatic digital out of home campaign in Europe for Ace & Tate
The partnership will see the first programmatic DOOH campaign launch in The Netherlands for fashionable DTC eyewear brand, Ace & Tate, across JCDecaux screens via the VIOOH platform.
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), has signed a head of terms agreement with a Tier 1 retail operator in the UK for the provision of its turnkey managed service solutions.
Genuine Parts Company (GPC), announced an acquisition for its European Automotive business. Alliance Automotive Group (AAG), the Company's wholly-owned automotive distribution company based in London, U.K., acquired Lausan.
Integrated Media Technology (IMT), announced that World Integrated Supply Ecosystem (WISE), entered into a distribution agreement with KMF Malaysiawe, to sell and distribute Halal products in France, Germany and the UK.
Sonepar, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B2B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services, is pursuing its omnichannel strategy and has entered into a partnership with Mirakl.
[quantilope Research] Rising inflation creates barrier for more sustainable food shopping in UK and Germany
Nearly three quarters of British and German consumers strongly agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues of our times and, as a result, want to shop more sustainably.
Emerald has longstanding experience in industrial technology and advanced materials, well-established role linking conglomerates with startups, and track record of strong returns for Limited Partners.
Only 3% of US adults used AR regularly while shopping, although another 10% used it occasionally, according to a February 2022 Insider Intelligence survey conducted by Bizrate Insights.
Xebra Brands (Xebra), a cannabis company, announced it has successfully cultivated and harvested its first cannabis crop in the Netherlands.
ITALMOPA, the Italian Association of Millers, established in 1958 and with more than 80 flour companies from across Italy, has launched an ambitious initiative to promote exports of organic soft wheat and durum wheat flour and semolina.
iO is working for Skogluft. The Norwegian company that makes plant walls intended for use in homes and / or offices. iO was asked to help Skogluft with the brand’s introduction to the Dutch market, and then into more European countries in the future.
Smartly.io, the social advertising automation platform for creative and performance marketers, has announced enhanced advertising automation capabilities for retailers and big-box brands.
SAP and Unilever have announced a pilot of the GreenToken by SAP solution to further increase traceability and transparency in Unilever’s global palm oil supply chain.
Altogether, the next 14 biggest digital retailers will make up just 31.0%, with the remaining 29.5% of the ecommerce pie going to everybody else.
Auto and parts and food and beverage will be the fastest-growing ecommerce categories; both will see double-digit growth but from a relatively small base.
The company has already been exclusively using green electricity and biogas for the Düsseldorf production of liquid products and dishwasher tabs since July 2021.
Twitter Shops is an expansion of the company’s existing Shops Module, which lets brands highlight up to five products on their business profile.
The first ever eMarketer US retail media networks benchmark report evaluates digital ad buyers’ perceptions of 11 leading retail media networks and how they perform along 13 attributes.
Unilever to publicly report the performance of its product portfolio in new benchmark for healthy nutrition
Unilever will publish the assessment on an annual basis both globally and for 16 key strategic markets and will report its performance both by volume of product and by sales revenue. Its first report will be published by October 2022.
Amazon’s subscription revenue stands to continue to soar this year thanks to an increase in the cost of its Prime membership for US subscribers.
Retailers are revamping their last-mile fulfillment strategies in an effort to meet consumer demand for rapid delivery and compete effectively with Amazon.
Brands are waking up to opportunities to cater to communities of different races, backgrounds, and identities in their products and ad spending, with more work to be done.
While its grocery ecommerce business remains strong, Amazon faces increased competition as retailers such as Walmart and Kroger ramp up their digital capabilities.
Southeast Asia’s growth stands out even more, given that most other geographies will see only moderate increases this year.
Walmart Inc. reported quarterly earnings and growth above analysts’ expectations as it managed to withstand inflationary pressures and higher costs, per a company release.
Swiss retailer Migros Fachmarkt AG has appointed WPP as its strategic communications partner to help it reimagine the commerce experience for its specialist retail brands.
Across almost all product categories, US luxury shoppers are far more likely to make purchases in-store than online. Physical retail has the widest lead in the food and beverage category, followed by watches and jewelry.
US retail ecommerce sales will exceed $1 trillion for the first time this year as the flexibility and convenience customers found during the pandemic sticks.
Feeling the squeeze from dwindling retail investor activity, digital brokers are branching out to keep customers engaged.
With the massive boom in online shopping over the pandemic, the retail industry’s importance in the digital ad market has rapidly increased.
The challenges for the year ahead were explored at the close of 2021 by Henkel alongside manufacturers and other experts from across the entire packaging and consumer goods supply chain at the second Henkel Sustainability Days.
This joint venture aims to respond to the growing need for support among companies that want to give marketplaces a prominent place in their business.
US consumers are on track to return more than $761 billion in goods purchased in 2021, per a survey from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Appriss Retail.
HMG will manage the brands’ U.S. media planning, buying, and optimization for men’s hair removal (Schick Hydro, Xtreme), women’s hair removal (Schick Hydro Silk, Intuition, and Skintimate), sun (Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic), and hygiene (Wet Ones).
China’s grocery ecommerce sales were expected to grow 24.6% in 2021 and reach $198.70 billion (RMB 1.36 trillion).
Belgium shopping platform Bol.com invests in Wallonia and Brussels with the launch of a French-language website
Belgian-Dutch shopping platform bol.com has launched its French-language website. For example, the Ahold Delhaize subsidiary is now also switching up a gear in French-speaking Belgium.
The IKEA Sustainability Report FY21 is issued by Inter IKEA Group and covers the collective efforts from the contributors in the IKEA franchise system and value chain.
dunnhumby Sphere is the end-to-end retail media platform that takes users from brand insights to campaign billing through its fully integrated set of modules, helping to unify audience targeting, media booking, forecasting and measurement across a range of retail media channels.
. Through this signature platform, Coca-Cola hopes to attract like-minded partners to help accelerate on-the-ground impact of its initiatives.
With these measures, Samsung is acting against environmental issues through innovative products and services that can be used in everyday life.
Banville Wine Merchants continues to expand its Italian portfolio to include artisanal wineries from across the Italian peninsula with a collection of producers previously imported by Montcalm Imports.
Nike has ended 2021 as the most valuable apparel firm globally. According to data presented by FinancePR.com, the global outfit achieved a $30.44 billion valuation in 2021.
Numerator, a data and tech company serving the market research space, has acquired HatchTank, a tech-enabled mobile qualitative survey company.
[eMarketer] in 2022, retailers in Western Europe will adopt digital tools in physical stores to drive sales
In Germany, Shopify is expanding the integrated payments features and POS tools it offers retailers to make in-store purchases easier for shoppers and to link online and offline behavior, for example.
2021 was the year that marketers fully embraced retail media networks—and the year that retailers fully embraced their role as advertising platforms.
The collaboration will broaden the range of products produced in a sustainable industrial environment. The first collection VÅRDANDE will launch in June 2022.
Tesco has launched ‘Tesco Media and Insight, powered by dunnhumby’, a new platform to help suppliers and agencies engage more effectively with customers and understand their evolving needs.
The prototype bottle comes more than a decade after the company’s PlantBottle™ debuted as the world’s first recyclable PET plastic bottle made with up to 30% plant-based material.
In line with the commitment to have a positive impact on both people and planet, IKEA will phase out plastic from consumer packaging solutions.
Redefine Meat announced the launch of the first ever category of plant-based whole cuts that achieve a level of product quality comparable to high-quality animal meat available within select restaurants in the UK.
The ambition statement makes it clear that global transport buyers want zero-carbon shipping, and rapidly accelerating decarbonizing efforts.
VICE and Google Nest have announced their new content collaboration ‘Huisdier Liefde’.
The bespoke campaign represents the first time the iconic coffee shop has partnered with a broadcaster in this way.
Dutch multinational conglomerate Prosus, a major subsidiary of South African Naspers, has entered into an agreement to acquire an additional 2.5% stake in Delivery Hero, subject to regulatory approval, through its subsidiary, MIH Food Holdings B.V.
Google Cloud and Groupe Rocher has announced a five-year collaboration agreement to accelerate the group’s digitization and foster its ambitious sustainability strategy through IT.
Gorillas, the European market player in instant on-demand grocery delivery, has successfully raised close to $1 billion in Series C funding round.
Since Alibaba held its first Singles’ Day in 2009, the event has grown into a weekslong shopping extravaganza stretching across various platforms.
IKEA launches Nutrition Profiling System to accelerate transition to a healthier, more sustainable food offer
This will enable a big movement in product development to accelerate the transition to a healthier and more sustainable food offer.
Cosmetics companies partner to develop environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products
The aim is to co-design an approach that is brand-agnostic, and which provides consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology.
P&G has also set a new ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040 as well as interim 2030 goals to make meaningful progress this decade.
Unilever’s PETA-Approved brands, including TRESemmé, Simple and St.Ives, have committed to joining the fight to save cruelty free cosmetics in Europe.
The coalition brings together companies, policymakers, innovators, researchers, and communities to develop and scale innovations for efficient water use at home. Currently, the average daily water use per person in Europe is 150 litres, and elsewhere much more.
TikTok is expanding its partnership with Shopify allowing merchants to add Shopping tabs and to create storefronts on their profiles.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc has released its 2020 Sustainability Report which further solidifies the company’s leadership position in defining what sustainable production means at scale for large producers.
Battery, the highly acclaimed Los Angeles-based agency, will be leading the charge on creative strategy and execution, while Havas Media will be responsible for all media buying and planning for the iconic Land O’Lakes brand for butter, cheese, and licensee products.
Prior to Havas, he led a digital experience division of Accenture Interactive’s Wire Stone, consulting with brands such as Motorola, Conagra, Microsoft and Nike.
For this campaign five female photographers were given the chance to shoot their muses in the adidas Originals Forum sneaker.
A new research by Stifel and Morning Consult survey indicates that lifestyle brand consumers in all markets are more likely than other consumers to try to be more sustainable in their day-to-day lives.
This industry-defining initiative offers consumers an innovative option to reuse their plastic bottles by refilling products from HUL’s flagship brands, including Surf Excel, Comfort and Vim.
Logitech is directly looking for a Customer Supply Chain Amazon Collaboration Manager
The fragrance and campaign embrace a journey of defiance while exploring authentic truths and the contrasts within.
P&G has worked for decades to advance women’s economic empowerment throughout its global value chain, and the latest announcement is the next step in that journey.
News that India had released strict rules targeting domestic and international ecommerce players has come as bad news for global giants like Amazon and Walmart’s Flipkart who command a huge share of the market.
The bottles are sprayed inside with a proprietary coating that repels water, enabling the paper-based packaging material to hold liquid products like laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioners, which contain surfactants, fragrances and other active ingredients.
IKEA is striving towards 100% renewable energy throughout the entire value chain. The new program supports nearly 1,600 direct suppliers to switch to 100% renewable electricity.
The oldest brewery in the Nordic countries and the oldest foodstuff company in Finland has produced its beverages with 100 % renewable energy since the beginning of 2021.
The project is designed to protect and restore forests, protect the habitats of endangered species, and improve the livelihoods of 16,000 people who call North Sumatra, Indonesia home.
ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are fed with renewable feedstock, such as wheat and corn.
ClearSky is designed to be used in Shopify stores as a way of offsetting a purchased product’s carbon footprint, in addition to the carbon footprint of its delivery which Shopify already enables shoppers to offset.
As the pandemic-induced social distancing and sanitizing measures drive everyday interactions, consumers are embracing contactless payments for both online and offline platforms.
Featuring actors and comedians Lauren Lapkus and Colton Dunn, the joyful and bright creative highlights AHA’s pick-me-up credentials and eye-catching, reaction-worthy portfolio of flavors.
Unilever’s oral care brands including Signal, Pepsodent and Closeup have announced plans to convert their entire global toothpaste portfolio to recyclable tubes by 2025.
The partnership reaffirms the commitment to protect, manage and restore key landscapes, and enable a nature and climate positive value chain to also uphold the rights and needs of people.
The innovative shift in production utilises biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time.
The new KLIPPAN sofa cover is a limited collection which will be sold in 9 European markets.
P&G is launching a new campaign, including a short film It’s Our Home to share how small actions at home can make a world of difference for the planet.
CaaStle, the B2B rental technology platform in the U.S., announced it will expand internationally to power subscription rental services in the United Kingdom.
From barley to bar, Heineken has focused on concrete actions to reduce its carbon footprint, working closely with customers, consumers and suppliers.
Reprise Commerce has been awarded new business by DeMert Brands to build and manage the beauty expert’s online storefront, as well as develop a retail media advertising strategy.
Despite being in its early stages of adoption, the 5G network is promising to revolutionize the retail industry as retailers invests in the network.
Slaven Mandic, the Director of Advertising at Mediahuis and founder of Wayne Parker Kent has joined pan-European Home & Living company CASA International.
Erika Intiso will be the Managing Director of IKEA Marketing & Communication AB. In her role Erika will report to the chairman of the board, Konrad Grüss, Managing Director at Inter IKEA Systems B.V.
Carlsberg has joined the PEFerence consortium as a partner in the development of the biobased PEF material.
His main assignment will be to set the creative direction for IKEA Range and Marketing & Communication. The role also includes to creatively lead and inspire the many co-workers and collaboration partners throughout the IKEA network.
ThreeSixty Group is partnering with Prénatal Retail Group, toy retailers in Europe, to introduce the FAO Schwarz brand, retail store, and E-commerce concepts to Italy with an eye to expand in to Spain, France, Portugal and Benelux.
The Coca-Cola Company has announced a holistic strategy to achieve water security for its business, communities and nature everywhere the company operates, sources agricultural ingredients for its beverages and touches people’s lives by 2030.
Essence has announced that it has been appointed as footwear brand Crocs’ integrated media agency of record in China.
There has been a pandemic-induced shift in how consumers order their food with online purchases now increasing exponentially since the onset of the pandemic.
Unilever has announced it will eliminate the word ‘normal’ from all of its beauty and personal care brands’ packaging and advertising, as part of the launch of our new Positive Beauty vision and strategy.
Volvo Cars is committed to becoming a leader in the fast-growing premium electric car market and plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.
IKEA has shared the first details of a new partnership with an entire city where ambition is to create community solutions for a better life at home.
The trial with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, uses 100% biofuel and increases recycled content of the bottles to 100% while maintaining quality.
Tulip, a global leader in cloud-based retail mobile solutions, announced that Italian menswear brand Boggi Milano has selected Tulip for its mobile retail solutions.
For several years, IKEA has been working with social entrepreneurs to create a better everyday life through long-term job opportunities and livelihood for people who need it the most.
In what is poised to be historic and a global first, 52.1 per cent of all retail sales in China this year will be from ecommerce according to a forecast by emarketer.
The Carlsberg Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 shows solid progress towards the targets set out in its Together Towards ZERO plan, stating its continued commitment to tackling the global challenges the company faces.
Planet KIND packaging is recyclable and made with 85% recycled paper, 85% recycled plastic or infinitely recyclable aluminum.
Generation X, commonly referred as Gen Xers have been known for above average income, household and spend with technology shaping a big part of their spending patterns.
Heineken has announced that it has become part of the world’s first coalition to develop and enhance safeguards to prevent the online sale and delivery of drinks containing alcohol to minors and to reduce harmful drinking among adults.
Replacing all virgin polyester with recycled is an important step on the way to transforming into a circular business and fulfilling the goal to use only recycled or renewable materials by 2030.
Cannassure Therapeutics, an Israel based developer and producer of innovative medical cannabis products, announces the singing of an exclusive distribution agreement with DannCan Pharma.
The IKEA business has for many years been committed to using its size and reach to eliminate forest degradation and deforestation around the world.
The coronavirus pandemic changed media behaviors in 2020, driving up consumption of TV and digital video. Quarantines also changed the retail landscape, boosting ecommerce and digital food service significantly.
Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of commitments and actions to help build a more equitable and inclusive society by raising living standards across its value chain, creating opportunities through inclusivity, and preparing people for the future of work.
The Carlsberg Foundation has granted DKK 19.5 million, approximately €2.7 million to a new Semper Ardens research project anchored by Carlsberg Research Laboratory.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) Oral Care seeks to advance healthy oral care habits to transform people’s health while reducing impact on the planet through its new sustainability commitments.
Carlsberg is starting 2021 with a toast to alcohol-free beer as it unveils its latest ad featuring Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen.
Unilever and Innova Partnerships have launched a joint venture biotechnology company, Penrhos Bio, to commercialise a technology that means self-cleaning surfaces could become a reality.
The Unilever Board has announced the intention to put its climate transition action plan before shareholders and seek a non-binding advisory vote on the company’s ambitious emissions reduction targets and the plans to achieve them.
In the wake of recent retail closures across the UK, fashion technology startups are delivering much-needed innovation to help merchants maximise online sales and optimise unprecedented digital demand this Christmas.
Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble has announced its commitment to 2,021 acts of good for 2021, starting with its next major wave of contributions of health, hygiene and cleaning products.
Heineken, Nouryon, Philips and Signify have formed the first consortium to sign a Pan-European green energy deal securing additional renewable electricity for Europe.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that 13 new signatories have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
Essence has announced that it has been selected as the integrated media agency for personal care brand Mamaearth in India.
Procter & Gamble Oral Care has unveiled its newest packaging innovation across its leading toothpaste brands, Crest, Oral-B and Blend-a-med.
Lifestyle product retailer MINISO opened its 100th post-IPO physical store this November, signaling a market expansion streak amidst industry-wide scale back and closings.
Recently, Bruno Blin, President of Renault Trucks, handed over the keys of a D Wide Z.E. truck to Thomas Amstutz, CEO of Feldschlösschen, a subsidiary of the Carlsberg Group.
Heineken has announced the appointment of a new Chief Commercial Officer.
Bain & Company and Nielsen Global Connect have entered into a non-exclusive agreement with the aim of helping the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry improve their commercial capabilities in the areas of pricing.
Unilever has announced a new annual global sales target of €1 billion from plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, within the next five to seven years.
Freed of London, a UK-based company that creates and manufactures professional level dance shoes since 1929, has handcrafted Dreamy Dancers new line of children's glitter dance shoes, now available on Amazon.
Beiersdorf has now achieved a real breakthrough: the bottle and cap of the new NIVEA Naturally Good Body Lotion has been designed to use 50% less plastic.
Heineken has partnered with Publicis Groupe to launch a new model – Le Pub – which will deliver best in-class consumer experiences, provided at speed, driving sales and giving Heineken a sustainable competitive advantage.
The LOUIS XIII cognac brand has chosen Isobar, the digital experience agency of the dentsu group, to conduct the design and development of its new immersive website and e-boutique.
MINISO, Japanese-inspired lifestyle product retailer, opened its inaugural outlet in Paris, first store to open in Europe since the company's successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
Beauty and makeup giant ARTDECO has relaunched its online shop across nine countries and seven languages.
W. P. Carey, a net lease REIT specializing in corporate sale-leasebacks, build-to-suits and the acquisition of single-tenant net lease properties, announced a €87 million sale-leaseback of a 27-property supermarket portfolio.
Perrigo Company, global provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, announced that it has completed the acquisition of three Eastern European OTC skincare and hair loss treatment brands, Emolium, Iwostin and Loxon from Sanofi.
Sainsbury’s has revealed it will be appointing media agency ‘Essence’ to help advance its digital marketing transformation.
Heineken has announced that it is acquiring cider brand Strongbow from Asahi Group Holdings Limited (Asahi) in Australia, along with two other cider brands, Little Green and Bonamy’s.
Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Seventh Generation and Magnum, continues to make progress towards its ambitious commitments for a waste-free world.
KND Labs, a premier manufacturer of hemp-derived ingredients, has opened a new fulfillment and distribution center in London.
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo announced its entry into six European countries, Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom.
IKEA and Flow Loop are partnering up to develop water recycling shower solution to inspire and enable people to be more water efficient.
EPAM Systems, Inc., a global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, has announced the successful launch of Bacardi's new end-to-end, automated DevOps platform.
Vodafone, a pioneer in the deployment of commercial 5G network in Spain, has provided 5G coverage to MAS Supermarkets in Seville to offer its customers an improved shopping experience.
Mavason, subsidiary of Abris CEE Mid-Market III LP fund, managed by Abris Capital Partners., has signed an agreement with the fund 21 Concordia and its founders to purchase the majority of shares in R2G Polska Sp. z o. o.
Heineken Spain has signed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Iberdrola, a multinational electric company, which guarantees the supply of green electricity to the brewer’s four factories in Spain and offices.
Following IKEA’s commitment to inspire and enable people to live a healthier and more sustainable life at home, all non-rechargeable alkaline batteries will be removed from the global home furnishing range by October 2021.
Google Cloud has announced collaboration with Reckitt Benckiser (RB) to drive stronger customer engagement as the consumer health, hygiene and nutrition company embarks on wide-scale digital transformation.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that Best Buy, McKinstry, Real Betis, Schneider Electric, and Siemens have joined The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040.
Amazon has announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products.
Heineken has launched a hard seltzer brand dubbed, Pure Piraña, in the Mexican and New Zealand markets.
Heineken has announced that it is piloting fully automated dispensers in major retail outlets for customers to purchase high quality & fresh draught beers to enjoy at-home using 100 per cent reusable bottles.
Karma Automotive, the Southern California-based luxury electric vehicle manufacturer and the developer of advanced technologies in the automotive industry, announced it will welcome a new retailer in Belgium.
Retail Inkjet Solutions (RIS) partnered with MediaMarkt to pilot its inkjet cartridge refill service at select store locations throughout Spain.
H&M announced a collaboration with the luxury Italian brand, Giuliva Heritage. Family-owned and known for its flawless tailoring, Giuliva Heritage takes classic menswear silhouettes into the world of womenswear.
Dutch supermarkets offer chicken meat that is more sustainable without any anticompetitive agreements, study
Dutch supermarkets nowadays offer a lot more chicken-meat varieties where the chickens have lived better lives.
Heineken has entered the Peruvian beer market through the acquisition of local beer brand Tres Cruces and the incorporation of its local operating team in Lima.
The Coca-Cola Company has joined the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s roster of Worldwide Paralympic Partners.
As part of modernizing its marketplace and creating a more streamlined experience for customers, eBay is expanding its management of payments to France, Italy and Spain in the first quarter of 2021.