Category «Business»

Drone and self-driving vehicle adoption will create a $4.9B market by 2030

Demand in the food and retail sectors will push the adoption of delivery drones and self-driving vehicles. A report from consultancy MarketsandMarkets “Autonomous Last-Mile Delivery Market by Platform,” predicts the drone and self-driving vehicle sector will grow to $4.9 billion by 2030, growing more than 20 percent each year. The report sees the advancement of sense-and-avoid systems …

JD.com launches robotic shops Ochama in the Netherlands

Today, JD.com, a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider, opened two robotic shops by the new brand name “ochama” in the Netherlands, with more locations to follow soon. The new model of shops introduces an unprecedented shopping format merging online ordering and pick-up shops in which robots prepare the parcels and home delivery service. …

Amazon and Stellantis will collaborate in SmartCockpit project

Amazon and Stellantis will collaborate to deliver software solutions for Stellantis’ new digital cabin platform, STLA SmartCockpit, starting in 2024. Stellantis selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider for vehicle platforms to deliver its long-term, software-focused vision. AWS and Stellantis will launch collaborative engineering and innovation initiatives and tools to accelerate time to market for …

Gorillas and Jumbo: a match made in heaven?

Dutch Jumbo Supermarkets and quick commerce company Gorillas will cooperate in the Netherlands and Flanders. They are convinced that they can benefit from each other’s expertise and strengthen their market position. It is even possible that Jumbo will take an equity stake in Gorillas. So why will this be an exciting and instructive collaboration? Demand …

Study Delivery Platforms Europe: our workers want flexibility

Some policymakers and unions have challenged the “gig economy” model of engaging independent workers and call for a reclassification of independent platform workers as employees. This policy shift would imply a move from a flexible work model, where couriers decide when and where to work, towards an inflexible work model, where the platforms or other …

Dutch Bol.com platform acquires cargobike network Fietskoeriers

Bol.com platform acquires Dutch cargobike network Fietskoeriers. This is a significant step forward to more sustainable deliveries and offers good opportunities for expanding the local-for-local ambitions of Bol and its plaza partners. Ahold Delhaize announces today that bol.com, its online retailer in the Benelux, enters into a strategic alliance with delivery expert Cycloon. The parties …

Sub-IPO for Ahold Delhaize Bol.com

Dutch Ahold Delhaize wants to bring Bol.com to the stock exchange. At least, for a minority share. Ahold Delhaize does wish to remain in charge of the online shopping platform. The company wants to use the growth potential of Bol.com with the IPO to finance the development of physical stores in the US and Europe. …

Vos Logistics: the feasibility of electrification of home deliveries

Dutch Vos Logistics presented a white paper about the electrification of home deliveries. Vos Logistics – committed to driving clean and efficient transport solutions – has taken on this challenge too. Student Willem Goudriaan studied the technical and economic feasibility of zero-emission home deliveries from Vos Logistics. Operational feasibility  The operational feasibility was determined by …