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Emma Thomasson

Zalando sees strong demand for logistics, fewer returns

Aug 11 2020

BERLIN German online fashion retailer Zalando SE on Tuesday reported a big jump in brands using its logistics services, while a decline in returns due to pandemic-related shifts in shopping patterns helped bolster profitability.

Slippers to work? Health kick, home office help Adidas

Aug 06 2020

BERLIN German sportswear firm Adidas said on Thursday it expected to bounce back to profitability in the third quarter assuming there are no new major lockdowns as it benefits from more people exercising and dressing down as they work from home.

Hugo Boss sees demand for suits despite home working

Aug 04 2020

BERLIN German fashion house Hugo Boss expects demand for suits and formal wear to return as coronavirus lockdowns ease even as it adjusts to the rising popularity of casual styles after sales tumbled 59% in the second quarter.

Germany insists self-regulation not enough for Facebook

Jul 08 2020

BERLIN Germany is determined to expand its attempts to regulate online hate speech even as Facebook promises to do more to clean up its site after a global advertiser boycott, with politicians saying the issue is too important to leave to self-regulation.

Make a vaccine? I'm trying to teach my kids the alphabet

Jul 06 2020

LONDON/BERLIN/MILAN It's tough to do any useful work when you're stuck at home, struggling to home-school bickering kids, let alone when you're trying to produce a COVID-19 vaccine.

Discount grocers look to jump on home delivery bandwagon

Jun 19 2020

BERLIN/LONDON Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl look poised to accelerate their push into home delivery to satisfy burgeoning demand for online grocery shopping in a shift expected to endure beyond the coronavirus crisis. | Video

Online fashion stocks in vogue as coronavirus speeds ecommerce

Jun 18 2020

BERLIN Shares in online fashion retailers Zalando and ASOS jumped on Thursday after the German company said it expects a big increase in second-quarter sales and operating profit as coronavirus lockdowns accelerate a shift to ecommerce.

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