Decathlon is expanding its RFID programme as it works the tags into all of its products in order to manage inventory and to keep goods secure. The sporting goods retailer, an Elite trader in IREU Top500 research, is continuing an existing supply programme with SML Group in a new phase (more…)
Customers hate delays in being served. This retail adage has become clearer and clearer in the digital age, in great part thanks to usability experts showing how even incremental improvements in page speed times can have a significant impact on a retailer’s margins and profitability.
Promoting your brand across borders can be challenging – especially without stores on the high street to provide a physical presence. Hardly surprising then, that many of our Top50 in the IREU Top500 Brand Engagement Performance Dimension are well-established retailers, both in their home countries and internationally. 1. How much (more…)
The first IREU Top500 Performance Dimension Report is now available to read online. The report continues work first started in the IRUK Top500 series of reports, which is now extended to the European Economic Area plus Switzerland. In this series InternetRetailing’s research team aims to understand how retailers scale up (more…)
The French retailer tries to talk to customers across different channels, says its UK PR and conversations manager Kieran O’Shea, interviewed in the first IREU Top500 Brand Engagement report. Decathlon’s motto is “making sport accessible to the many” and in the UK, that’s the remit of PR and conversations manager (more…)
Czech retailer Alza is targeting the UK market through a new website and online marketing campaigns. The retailer, which wins a place in IREU Top500 research, was founded in 1994 and is well-known in its Czech Republic domestic market. It has a range of more than 50,000 products, from PCs, (more…)
Apple, Bon Prix, Next, Decathlon, H&M and Zara have been named Europe’s leading multichannel retailers in the first IREU Top500 report, which is published today. The retailers are ranked Elite in the new InternetRetailing performance-based ranking of Europe’s leading 500 retailers. It was developed by assessing the leading European retailers (more…)
Senior retailers from across Europe gathered in Berlin last week for the first InternetRetailing Europe Summit. The three-day event saw the launch of the IREU Top500, described by editor-in-chief Ian Jindal as the first research and performance-based analysis of European ecommerce and multichannel retail. But at heart this was an (more…)
EUROPEAN RETAIL LUMINARIES GATHER FOR NEW LEADER-LEVEL SUMMIT IN BERLIN THIS JUNE. The new InternetRetailing Summit, being launched in conjunction with The InternetRetailing Europe Top500 (IREU 500), aims to address the many and varied challenges of doing pan-European business. What to expect? By bringing together 150 of the brightest minds (more…)
23 of the mobile sites of the 25 top retailers are running smoothly at 11am. The only glitches are that River Island is delivering a blank page and Waitrose offers a message telling shoppers to use its desktop site for seasonal shopping. We will assess these again in an hour (more…)
With delivery and returns one of the biggest challenges when expanding overseas, how does the use of a delivery management platform help? The 21st century shopper is a world away from those willing to wait five to seven working days for their online purchases to arrive, regardless of where they (more…)
Internet Retailing this week launched the IREU Footprint Report, highlighting the 800 leading retailers selling in Europe today. From ATU and Abercrombie & Fitch to Zlotewyprzedaze, Zoot and Zulily, the reports lists the leading traders of the 31 countries of the Economic European Area, plus Switzerland. Following further analysis, the (more…)
A visual summary of early insights from the IREU 500.
A visual overview of the size difference between the largest and smallest retailers who were researched in the IREU 500.
Click the image below to see the volume and distribution of ecommerce footprint by country.