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The Otto Group has sold SportScheck, its multi-channel retailer, to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof. Otto is a very successful brand which shows that the Otto Group knows how to make strategic business decisions. They feel selling SportScheck to Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof will give SportScheck the best possible chance to stay viable in the long-term. more

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Zalando has started offering same-day and next-day delivery in over 30 cities in Germany. Coming just in time for Christmas 2019, this is big news for consumers who value delivery speed – especially with the holidays looming before us. They want their customers to be happy, and getting packages quicker can keep those customers anxiety free for Christmas. more

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Amazon started its logistics operation a decade ago, and has been steadily growing it since. It now delivers over half of all the Amazon packages in the United States. With their own freighters and cargo planes, Amazon is showing a staggering increase as they accelerate towards an entire logistics chain. For rivals FedEx, UPS, etc., their volume of business with Amazon may soon be a thing of the past. more

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H&M recently announced various measures in the area of climate protection and occupational safety. For example, the Swedish fashion group wants to operate "climate positive" by the year 2040 – in other words: reduce emissions more than cause them. The company had already set itself this goal in 2017 and has now made it more concrete. more

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Shortly before Christmas, many customers worry if their Christmas orders will actually arrive on time. To give them a sense of security, the platform giant Amazon has now announced its Christmas order deadlines. If customers keep to these deadlines, all parcels should arrive on time. Ebay also wants to provide clarity and gives retailers the shipping deadlines for the various delivery services. more