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Henkel tumbles as Persil maker warns investment to hit profit

2:15pm GMT

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

17 Jan 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.

RPT-FOCUS-Online clothing retailers hunt for better fit to cut costly returns

24 Dec 2018

BERLIN/MADRID, Dec 21 Models testing fashion brands like Adidas, Benetton and Gap are finding that almost a third of the shoes and clothes they try on are bigger or smaller than the size on the label indicates, explaining why many clothes bought online are sent back.

Online clothing retailers hunt for better fit to cut costly returns

22 Dec 2018

BERLIN/MADRID Models testing fashion brands like Adidas, Benetton and Gap are finding that almost a third of the shoes and clothes they try on are bigger or smaller than the size on the label indicates, explaining why many clothes bought online are sent back. | Video

Keeping on truckin': DHL seeks to counter driver shortages

21 Dec 2018

SEHLEM, Germany Faced with a chronic shortage of truck drivers, logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL Group is trialing a new scheme to get more people behind the wheel so it can keep goods flowing across Europe, especially at peak times like Christmas.

Germany's Ceconomy adds to retail misery with gloomy outlook

19 Dec 2018

BERLIN Ceconomy , Europe's biggest consumer electronics retailer, expects profits to fall again in 2018/19 as it faces competition online and seeks a new leadership team, sending its shares tumbling 13 percent to a record low.

Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

18 Dec 2018

(Corrects paragraph 4 to identify Perpetual Guardian as a trust company instead of an insurance company; corrects paragraph 13 to reflect that the study was conducted by Kronos and Future Workplace) | Video

Russia still a headache for Germany's Metro

13 Dec 2018

BERLIN Shares in German wholesaler Metro tumbled on Thursday after it said its struggling Russian business would weigh on profits again in the 2018/19 financial year.

Amazon's treatment of sellers comes under scrutiny in Germany

29 Nov 2018

BERLIN Germany's antitrust authority has launched an investigation into whether U.S. ecommerce giant Amazon is exploiting its market dominance in its relations with third-party retailers who use its website as a marketplace. | Video

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