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Mobile’s role in retail continues to rise across Europe

Although showing signs of growth in recent years, Mobile’s role in retail and e-commerce has been fairly limited in Europe versus other markets such as South Korea, China and Japan, where mobile penetration has long been off the charts and m-commerce is becoming the preferred mode of shopping for many (here and here). However, comScore recently […]

Apple to pay 50,000€ for keeping employees working 1 hour after closing in France

Apple to pay 50,000€ for keeping employees working 1 hour after closing in France

A Paris court ruled today that 7 Apple Stores, which formally were open until 10:00PM, must close at 9:00PM, as per French law. In the official statement, the court ruled a “ban on Apple France from having salaried employees work between 9:00PM and 6:00AM,” with a penalty of 50,000€ to be imposed in the case […]

In-store smartphone activity growing rapidly in France

In-store smartphone activity growing rapidly in France

We’ve reported various times about the revolutionary impact that  smartphones have had on France (here and here).  comScore, has just published some research demonstrating that smartphones are now a key part of French consumers’ retail experience.  Most interestingly for retailers, it appears that when they’re in a physical retail store, consumers use smartphones to help […]