Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet announced today that it has applied for admission of its shares to trading on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. This uplisting was promised around a year ago. Press release: Since Rocket Internet’s IPO in October 2014, the Company’s shares were listed on the non-regulated market (Entry Standard) of […]

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As we have seen with Global Fashion Group a few days ago, Rocket Internet has presented financial numbers today for the first half of this year that hint at the same two things, which are actually just one: Cutting costs is the name of the game these days. Growth is mainly over. Here is the […]

Bread and Butter by Zalando

After attending Zalando’s first yearly event, I wrote in “First Impressions From Zalando’s First Bread and Butter“: As far as I can see, there is no experimentation going on to bring online and offline together or to, for example, get a sense of how location-based services on smartphones could help a large event. In fact, […]

Amazon Warehouses

We’re not there just yet, but Amazon is getting closer. And, for a growing percentage of the US (and European) population it is already true. Yahoo Finance reporting on Amazon’s warehouses: According to a note published on Thursday by financial firm PiperJaffray, Amazon now has a warehouse or delivery station within 20 miles of 44% […]

Amazon Pop-Up Stores

When Amazon opened the company’s first brick-and-mortar store in Seattle quite a few people thought, amusingly, that Amazon would go into traditional retail and would, eventually, start opening big(er) stores comparable to, say, Walmart. This wishful thinking, born out of the aspect that one own’s cost structure (stores) would thus be validated for a world […]

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Zalando launches Collabary in Beta. As part of Zalando’s Media Solutions (“We connect brands to consumers”), Collabary is meant to bring content creators (‘influencers’) and brands together. We put you in control of your campaign’s performance, with data that really means something to you all stored in one place. We’re home to many of the […]

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Cutting costs, Selling off businesses: Global Fashion Group is trying out a road to profitability. Rocket Internet reported numbers for the first half of 2016 for its former ragtag group of fashion startups, Global Fashion Group (GFG); one week before Rocket Internet reports its own numbers. (Appendix PDF with numbers can be found here.) Reuters: […]