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Emma Thomasson

RPT-Back on trend? H&M makes AI, loyalty drive to ride fashion cycle

18 Apr 2019

* Right goods at right stores at right time should cut stocks

Back on trend? H&M makes AI, loyalty drive to ride fashion cycle

17 Apr 2019

BERLIN/STOCKHOLM When H&M boosted its shares last month by reporting a rise in the sale of full-price garments, it wasn't just a tribute to the fashion sense of its designers. It was a sign that backroom improvements are at last paying off.

Zalando profit surprise cheers European fashion stocks

16 Apr 2019

BERLIN Shares in Zalando jumped on Tuesday after Europe's biggest online-only fashion retailer said it expected to post an operating profit for the first quarter, when it usually makes a loss due to selling off remaining stock after Christmas at a discount.

IKEA to test furniture rental in 30 countries

03 Apr 2019

KAARST, Germany IKEA wants to roll out furniture rental to all its main markets in a bid to appeal to its increasingly environmentally conscious and transient customers. | Video

Supply chain problems to slow Adidas' sales growth

13 Mar 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

07 Mar 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

28 Feb 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

27 Feb 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

14 Feb 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.

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