Bol.com trials “return retrieval” service in Amsterdam

Zaandam, the Netherlands, 2017-Nov-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bol.com has introduced innovations in product returns that will offer customers more services and greater convenience in online shopping. In partnership with Dutch mail delivery company PostNL, bol.com is allowing customers in the Netherlands to return products using a digital barcode rather than having to print a mailing label. The brand is also piloting a “return retrieval” service in the Amsterdam area.

With the new print-free return option, bol.com customers receive a digital barcode. When they take their return package to a PostNL location, a PostNL worker scans the barcode on the customer’s smartphone and prints the label.

Customers additionally can arrange to have PostNL retrieve returns at their home via bol.com during a desired time slot as part of testing the new “return retrieval” service. If the pilot runs smoothly, the service may be rolled out to the rest of the Netherlands and the Flanders region in Belgium.

Through these new services, bol.com expects to lower the threshold for people to shop online and help further speed up growth in eCommerce. Bol.com also continues to work hard to reduce unnecessary returns by improving product information online and enhancing guidance to customers. The brand, which offers nearly 16 million items across more than 20 categories, already has a return rate that is significantly lower than the average for webshops.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Ellen van Ginkel
Director External Communications
media.relations@aholddelhaize.com
+31 88 6595134

SOURCE: Ahold Delhaize

Dollar General to build its 16th distribution center located in Amsterdam, New York

Project expected to create 430 jobs in Montgomery County when fully operational; Facility to serve as 16th distribution center for major discount retailer

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., 2017-Feb-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar General (NYSE: DG) today (February 22, 2017) announced plans to build the company’s 16th distribution center in Amsterdam, New York, located in Montgomery County. At full capacity, the project is expected to create 430 new jobs, as well as up to 200 additional, temporary construction jobs needed to build the project. After necessary permits and approvals are received, construction on the estimated 750,000-square-foot facility should begin in late spring 2017 with a planned completion date in fall 2018.

“Dollar General is excited to add another state-of-the-art and highly-efficient distribution center to support our growing store network in both New York and throughout the northeast,” said Todd Vasos, Dollar General’s CEO. “It’s very exciting to move forward on a project that will create more than 400 jobs in Montgomery County. I am grateful for our continued partnership and support on this project from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Empire State Development and local leadership in Montgomery County.”

Dollar General has selected Clayco as the project’s official general contractor, Leo A. Daly as the architectural engineering firm and Elan Design as the civil engineering firm.

When fully operational, the facility is expected to supply products to approximately 800 Dollar General stores throughout New York and the northeastern states that Dollar General serves. Dollar General most recently opened its 14th distribution center in Janesville, Wisconsin and is currently under construction on its 15th facility in Jackson, Georgia. Regionally, the most recent distribution center was completed in 2014 in Bethel, Pennsylvania.

Amsterdam was chosen in part for its convenient location to Interstate 90, its proximity to Dollar General stores throughout the northeast, Montgomery County’s local business environment, quality workforce in the area and the availability of local and state economic incentives, among numerous other considerations.

In New York, Dollar General currently operates approximately 360 stores with more than 3,000 employees. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to create roughly 340 net new jobs in New York as a result of new store growth planned for its 2017 fiscal year.

Dollar General’s 15 other distribution centers are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.

Stock footage and project renderings are available on the Dollar General Newsroom. For additional information, photographs or items to supplement a story, please contact the Media Relations Department at 1-877-944-DGPR (3477) or via email at dgpr@dg.com.

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Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these statements are derived from Dollar General’s operating budgets and forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors disclosed under “Risk Factors” in Dollar General’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 22, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 1, 2016.

All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.

About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years through its mission of Serving Others. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, clothing for the family, housewares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. Dollar General operates 13,320 stores in 43 states as of February 3, 2017. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.

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Source: Dollar General Corporation

Bunzl to present successful digitalization project with Intershop at B2B Online Conference, Amsterdam, 7-8 Dec 2016

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Intershop customer Bunzl is one of the key speakers at this year’s B2B Online event, which will take place on 7-8 December, 2016 in the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. Stephan Lucke, IT Director at multinational distribution specialist Bunzl, will share insights into the company’s recent B2B commerce project with Intershop. He will discuss lessons learned, future plans, and give hands-on advice on how to plan and complete a successful digitalization project.

Intershop experts will be available at the event to explain why an e-commerce platform should be the cornerstone of every B2B company’s growth strategy. Pursuing a forward-looking digitalization agenda is increasingly enabling B2B organizations to transform their business models, expand outside their traditional markets and enable operational innovation, as evidenced by Intershop’s latest research report, “Taking the fast track into the digital future of B2B commerce”. According to the report, four in 10 organizations surveyed claimed that digitalization has completely changed their business models, with 43 percent selling to customers that would not buy from them before. Forty-four percent said they were generating more total sales.

The B2B Online Conference is the digital marketing and e-commerce event for manufacturers and distributors. It will bring together over 200 senior practitioners to discuss solutions to all their digital transformation challenges. Through intimate, small-group formats, participants can learn how the top B2B companies in the world are planning, executing and achieving true digital transformation to improve online engagement. For more information, visit http://www.intershop.com/event-details/b2b-online.

About Intershop

Intershop Communications AG (founded in Germany 1992; Prime Standard: ISH2) is the leading independent provider of omni-channel commerce solutions. Intershop offers high-performance packaged software for internet sales, complemented by all necessary services. Intershop also acts as a business process outsourcing provider, covering all aspects of online retailing up to fulfillment. Around the globe more than 300 enterprise customers, including HP, BMW, Würth, and Deutsche Telekom run Intershop solutions. Intershop is headquartered in Jena, Germany, and has offices in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China. More information about Intershop can be found online at www.intershop.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial and operational performance of Intershop. Actual events or performance may differ materially from those contained or implied in such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could lead to such difference could include, among other things: Intershop’s limited operating history, the unpredictability of future revenues and expenses and potential fluctuations in revenues and operating results, significant dependence on large single customer deals, consumer trends, the level of competition, seasonality, risks related to electronic security, possible governmental regulation, and general economic conditions.

Intershop Public Relations:

HEIDE RAUSCH
Head of Corporate Communication
Phone: +49 3641 50-1000
Fax: +49 3641 50-1309

Source: Intershop

Prada strengthens its presence in Amsterdam with store opening in the De Bijenkorf Mall

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016-Aug-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Prada strengthens its presence in Amsterdam with a new opening inside the De Bijenkorf Mall, located in the celebrated Dam square.

The store covers a total area of 115 square metres and houses the women’s and men’s leather goods and accessories collections.

A succession of large marble portals sets the rhythm of the interior, dividing it into three different spaces, each dedicated to a different product type.

The signature black-and-white marble chequered flooring – a legacy of Prada’s identity worldwide – is the common thread running through the design of the spaces. Walls clad in green fabric and black marble with Prada’s iconic cut-in display niches define the atmosphere. Polished steel counters with coloured saffiano leather detailing complete the furnishing.

For further information:

Prada Press Office
Ph. +39.02.541921
e-mail: ufficio.stampa@prada.com

Source: Prada