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Emma Thomasson

20 Mar 2017

Adidas takes the sweat out of sweater shopping with in-store machine

BERLIN Adidas has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, as the German company looks at ways to respond more quickly to customer demands.

16 Mar 2017

Qatar takes stake in Rocket Internet's HelloFresh

BERLIN Qatar's sovereign wealth fund took a stake in Rocket Internet's loss-making recipe and ingredients business HelloFresh in a December fundraising, the German company said on Thursday.

09 Mar 2017

Hugo Boss to make online push to help revive sales

BERLIN Hugo Boss said on Thursday that improving its online business will be a top priority this year as the struggling German fashion house hopes to avoid another decline in sales and cement a recovery in China.

08 Mar 2017

Adidas U.S. push keeps up pressure on Nike, Under Armour

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany The new boss of Adidas increased sales and profit targets on Wednesday, sending shares in the German sportswear firm to a record high as he pledged to keep investing heavily in the key U.S. market and do more to boost e-commerce sales. | Video

01 Mar 2017

No margin for error as Adidas CEO bets on U.S. game plan

BERLIN Adidas is expected to redouble its U.S. efforts when Kaspar Rorsted spells out his strategy next week, potentially allowing the new CEO to set an ambitious profit margin target.

01 Mar 2017

Zalando buys streetwear retailer Kickz, outlook dents shares

BERLIN Germany's Zalando announced the acquisition of streetwear retailer Kickz on Wednesday, bolstering its plans to shift from being a pure fashion e-commerce player to becoming a provider of logistics, technology and marketing to key brands.

23 Feb 2017

Rocket Internet drops after major investor halves its stake

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM Shares in Rocket Internet fell as much as 14 percent on Thursday after major investor Kinnevik sold half its stake in the German e-commerce company as the two increasingly becoming competitors.

23 Feb 2017

BAT looks to double its vaping markets

British American Tobacco wants to double the number of countries where it sells vaping products this year and again in 2018, it said on Thursday, as it chases rivals Philip Morris International to grab a share of a growing market.

13 Feb 2017

Primark sees plenty of scope to expand German business - AB Foods CFO

BERLIN Discount fashion business Primark could triple the size of its business in Germany despite new stores eating into sales at existing ones, the finance chief of parent company Associated British Foods said on Monday.

09 Feb 2017

Puma kicks off 2017 with upbeat outlook after winning run

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany Retro sneakers and endorsements by stars like Usain Bolt and Rihanna helped German sportswear firm Puma deliver strong sales growth in the fourth quarter and make a confident forecast for 2017 on Thursday.

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