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Emma Thomasson

Facebook's Clegg rejects break-up calls, prefers more regulation

24 Jun 2019

BERLIN Facebook dismissed calls for a break-up of the world's biggest social network and other big internet companies on Monday, saying this would not tackle issues such as privacy, attempts to influence elections or harmful content.

Shares in German store chain Metro rise after takeover offer

24 Jun 2019

BERLIN Shares in Germany's Metro climbed on Monday after EP Global Commerce, owned by Czech and Slovak investors, made a takeover offer that values the store group at 5.8 billion euros ($6.6 billion).

Sparkly unicorn ice cream: Kroger’s bid to win grocery wars

21 Jun 2019

(This June 20 story is refiled to correct typographical error in paragraph five.)

FOCUS-From T-shirts to ice cream, Kroger pushes house brands in grocery wars

20 Jun 2019

BERLIN/CHICAGO, June 20 Multicolored, sparkly ice cream is an unlikely battleground in U.S. grocery stores. But Kroger Co believes products like Kroger Best Unicorn Swirl ice cream will help it win market share from Walmart Inc , Aldi and Amazon.com Inc.

Adidas shares slide as traders say top investor GBL to cut stake

12 Jun 2019

By Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Emma Thomasson and Philip Blenkinsop

Carrefour says blockchain tracking boosting sales of some products

03 Jun 2019

BERLIN French retailer Carrefour SA has seen sales boosted by the use of blockchain ledger technology to track meat, milk and fruit from farms to stores and will extend it to more products to increase shopper trust, an executive said on Monday.

Exclusive: IKEA to revamp app as store strategy shifts

27 May 2019

BERLIN IKEA is launching a new app to allow customers to shop remotely for products they can visualise in the context of their own homes, lessening the need for them to travel to its vast network of self-service, out-of-town stores.

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