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Google tracks you into the physical store
17 April 2014 | m-Tail

Google tracks you into the physical store

Google has started a pilot in the United States to track online customers into the physical store, to see if it can measure whether an AdWords-click leads to an actual sale in the physical store. Read more

Danone suffers because of exchange rate fluctuations
17 April 2014 | Food

Danone suffers because of exchange rate fluctuations

French food concern Danone had a 5.2 % lower turnover in the first quarter of 2014, mostly because of exchange rate fluctuations. If we consider like-for-like turnover, there was a 2.2 % increase. Read more

Dunkin' Donuts wants to conquer the Benelux
17 April 2014 | Food

Dunkin' Donuts wants to conquer the Benelux

American donut chain Dunkin' Donuts, which left the Netherlands more than 10 years ago, wants to attract franchisees in Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and three other European countries.  Read more

Zalando in trouble (again) after report
17 April 2014 | m-Tail

Zalando in trouble (again) after report

A German television report about Zalando's working conditions has put the e-tailer under tremendous pressure again after claims about the horrible circumstances its staff has to work in. Read more

Coca-Cola performs better than expected
17 April 2014 | Food

Coca-Cola performs better than expected

Coca-Cola has performed better than expected in 2014's first quarter, with better sales in emerging markets like China and a large marketing campaign as main drivers of growth. Read more

Amazon creates 3D smartphone
17 April 2014 | Electronics

Amazon creates 3D smartphone

E-commerce giant Amazon wants to expand its array of mobile appliances in its fight with Google and Apple. Smartphones will soon join the fray, one with a 3D screen for which users do not need glasses. Read more

Chinese shoe factory workers on strike
17 April 2014 | Fashion

Chinese shoe factory workers on strike

More than 30,000 shoe factory workers in China have gone on strike. The workers at Yue Yuen Industrial - who create shoes for Nike, Adidas and Reebok - want a 30 % wage increase. Read more

Starbucks moves European main office
17 April 2014 | Food

Starbucks moves European main office

American coffee giant Starbucks will move its European main office from Amsterdam to London, because most of its European stores are located in the United Kingdom. Read more

Lidl's parent company grows strongly
17 April 2014 | Food

Lidl's parent company grows strongly

Schwarz Gruppe, Lidl's parent company, has had a good fiscal year, with a 10 % increase in turnover. The increase helps it draw closer to the largest European retailers, Carrefour and Tesco. The company will however not reveal any profit figures. Read more

Fruit & vegetable company Univeg enters Indian market
16 April 2014 | Food

Fruit & vegetable company Univeg enters Indian market

Fruit and vegetable giant Univeg has entered a joint venture with Indian Mahindra Shubhlabh Services, Mahindra Group's agricultural subsidiary. The Indians had created the Saboro fruit brand last year. Read more

Supergroup appoints new e-commerce director
16 April 2014 | m-Tail

Supergroup appoints new e-commerce director

Supergroup has appointed Jon Wragg as the one who will take care of its e-commerce activities. By the end of the month, Asda's customer director will succeed Chris Griffin, who has decided to seek other pastures. Read more

Plassat can stay on at Carrefour for 5 more years
15 April 2014 | General

Plassat can stay on at Carrefour for 5 more years

Carrefour's shareholders have accepted the proposal to raise the CEO age barrier from 65 to 70 years old, meaning CEO Georges Plassat can stay on as CEO for another 5 years. He thanked the shareholders immediately with some big news. Read more

Quarterly turnover below Nestlé's expectations
15 April 2014 | Food

Quarterly turnover below Nestlé's expectations

A 4.2 % organic growth represents a slight under-performance for Nestlé's first quarter, which had hoped for 5 % for the full year. The strong Swiss Franc pushed turnover down 5 % to 20.8 billion Francs (some 17.1 billion euro). Read more

More in Europe

L'Oréal turnover drops because of slower American growth
15 Apr 2014

L'Oréal turnover drops because of slower American

Cosmetics company L'Oréal saw its turnover growth shrink a little over 2 % in its first quarter because of slower... Read more

Tesco heads back to the United States
15 Apr 2014

Tesco heads back to the United States

A year after it had fully withdrawn from the United States, British Tesco heads back across the pond. This time... Read more

Amazon Fire TV comes to Europe
14 Apr 2014

Amazon Fire TV comes to Europe

Amazon is to bring Fire its TV to Europe: it has filed a European trademark for its name in the... Read more

Kurt Geiger seeks worldwide expansion
14 Apr 2014

Kurt Geiger seeks worldwide expansion

British shoe label Kurt Geiger wants to expand even further, both in United Kingdom and in the rest of the... Read more

Uniqlo expands European reach
14 Apr 2014

Uniqlo expands European reach

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has opened its very first German store in Berlin, the next step in its parent company... Read more

H&M wants faster inspections in Bangladesh
14 Apr 2014

H&M wants faster inspections in Bangladesh

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has asked to get inspections in Bangladeshi textile factories to go faster. These inspections were promised... Read more

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