109,000 visitors from 110 countries at the world’s leading retail trade fair.
“The EuroShop is and remains the most important meeting place for the world of retail.” – This is the summary of Hans Werner Reinhard, Deputy Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf, regarding EuroShop 2014, which took place from 16th to 20th of February already the 18th time. As the international leading trade fair for the retail branch, EuroShop is held since 1966 every three years and records continuous growth in both visitor and exhibitor numbers.
Swedish Distanshandelsdagen 2014 had a strong focus on internationalisation, customer experience and cross channel scenarios.
Sweden’s e-commerce is booming: As an annual average, Internet shoppers spend more than 1000 € each – mostly on books, clothes and home electronics. Meanwhile, the online trading in Sweden generates an annual turnover of over 7 billion euros, with a rising trend.
In addition, pure brick and mortar stores more and more get under pressure due to the fast growing e-commerce throughout Europe. Thereby, the Polish e-commerce is expanding most – in 2012 online sales increased by almost 30%, according to the Center of Retail Research.