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Emma Thomasson

Supply chain problems to slow Adidas' sales growth

Mar 13 2019

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany Adidas expects supply chain issues to curb sales growth in the first half of the year, particularly in North America, where it has doubled its business in the last three years to take market share from bigger rival Nike. | Video

Deutsche Post plays down impact of trade tensions on its business

Mar 07 2019

BONN, Germany Deutsche Post DHL Group on Thursday forecast profit growth for this year that lagged analysts' expectations, but played down concerns over global trade, saying more complex supply chains could in the near term benefit its business.

Zalando back in style as it bids to be Netflix of fashion

Feb 28 2019

BERLIN Zalando, Europe's biggest online-only fashion retailer, set itself a target to triple the value of goods sold on its site in the next five to six years as it seeks to become the go-to app for fashion.

Nivea maker warns of threat from niche consumer brands

Feb 27 2019

HAMBURG Beiersdorf's shares dropped more than 10 percent on Wednesday after the Nivea skin cream maker said margins would fall in 2019 as the company invests more to keep up with niche brands disrupting the consumer products industry

Germany's JAB plans to list unit owning Keurig, Dr Pepper

Feb 14 2019

LONDON/BERLIN Family owned JAB Holding Co, which has several coffee and restaurant brands is planning to list the business that owns Keurig, Dr Pepper, Peet's Coffee and JDE coffee brands, the company said on Thursday.

Hugo Boss shares rise on wholesale, retail acceleration

Jan 22 2019

BERLIN Shares in German fashion house Hugo Boss jumped on Tuesday after it reported sales growth picked up at the end of 2018 across its stores, online and at its wholesale business, which benefited from a shift in deliveries to the quarter.

Henkel tumbles as Persil maker warns investment to hit profit

Jan 21 2019

BERLIN Henkel shares tumbled on Monday after the maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo and Persil detergent warned earnings would fall this year as it steps up investment in brands and digital technology to try to revive growth.

UPDATE 1-Beiersdorf's new CEO pledges action as sales growth slows

Jan 17 2019

BERLIN, Jan 17 The new chief executive of Nivea skin creams maker Beiersdorf promised strategic steps in 2019 to deliver sustainable growth after reporting slower sales in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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Israel, Hamas trade blows as Gaza tensions simmer

Gaza militants fired rockets into southern Israel and Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in the Hamas-ruled territory overnight Tuesday, though the level of violence appeared to abate after Palestinians said a ceasefire had been reached.