Black Friday (and, to a lesser extent, but also Cyber Monday) can no longer be ignored in the Dutch (r) etaill landscape. The originally American phenomenon has firmly established itself in the Dutch consumer culture since 2017 and if you do not participate as a self-respecting retailer, you will most likely be unsightly. But how did it come about? How did Black Friday gain a foothold in the Netherlands? And what is the status and prospect at the moment? We have listed the Black Friday facts and figures (chronological).
Amsterdam, 11 November 2020 - Recently, cabaret artist Arjen Lubach called on the social media giants to take action with regard to 'the mythical trap'. Is democratic decision-making burdened by streams of fake news, alternative facts and other post-truth perils? If so, who will fix it? In the midst of a pandemic, and with national elections looming, much is at stake. Together with the Council for Public Administration, we assess in De Balie the state of truth-finding and democracy in the digitized public sphere. In a triptych, we take a critical look at the influence of digitization on our democracy.
Do you always forget to turn off the lights when you go to work in the morning? Or do you suddenly realize on the way to the airport that the heating is still on? It happens to the best of us, but it is not very sustainable. Fortunately, nowadays there are smart solutions that make your life easier and more sustainable. No idea where to start? We will help you on your way.
Ede, 8 October 2020 - Consumers are willing to adjust their behavior for a more sustainable delivery of an online purchase. For example, 42% of consumers is positive about waiting longer for an order if it is more sustainable. Only 12% says it doesn't want to do this. 15% of consumers is willing to pay for a delivery with less CO2 emissions. This percentage has decreased slightly, because before the COVID-19 crisis it was still 17%. This is evident from the new Sustainability Monitor for the e-commerce sector of Thuiswinkel.org, which was carried out by StakeholderWatch.