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Exchange rates impact Unilever turnover
24 April 2014 | Food

Exchange rates impact Unilever turnover

Unilever's turnover has dropped quite a bit in 2014's first quarter, because of negative exchange rate fluctuations, even though the underlying turnover growth was higher than expected. Read more

Macintosh closes all Scapino Belgium stores
24 April 2014 | Fashion

Macintosh closes all Scapino Belgium stores

Macintosh Retail Group has announced its first quarter financial results, with an improvement for cross-channel, but nevertheless, it will close a lot of stores. The Belgian branch of Scapino will be shut down entirely. Read more

Profit drop for McDonald's
23 April 2014 | Food

Profit drop for McDonald's

McDonald's has had to take a 5 % downturn for its 2014's first quarter profit. Disappointing results in its American home market were mostly to blame, even though turnover rose slightly. Read more

Primark looks towards American market
23 April 2014 | Fashion

Primark looks towards American market

Irish fashion discounter Primark will head to the United States with a 6,500 sqm store in Boston to open next year. The choice for Boston as home for the first non-European Primark store is no coincidence, as the city has a large Irish community. Read more

The shopping experience of the future starts now in The Loop
23 April 2014 | Reports

The shopping experience of the future starts now in The Loop

Today RetailDetail has presented The Loop in Antwerp, a knowledge centre that wants to teach professionals about the stores of the future and the 'customer journey' of both now and the future, across all the possible channels. Read more

Free Record Shop is no more
23 April 2014 | General

Free Record Shop is no more

The story of Belgian-Dutch entertainment chain Free Record Shop seems to have come to an end after a long struggle for survival. The company that owned the remaining Dutch stores has been declared bankrupt, sealing the fate of these remaining stores. Read more

Girls' toys boost Hasbro back into profit
23 April 2014 | General

Girls' toys boost Hasbro back into profit

American toy giant Hasbro has performed better in the past quarter than in 2013's first quarter. They managed to boost turnover, but also managed to turn a loss (back then) into a 32 million dollar profit. Read more

Suit Supply opens its first shop-in-shop
23 April 2014 | Fashion

Suit Supply opens its first shop-in-shop

Dutch chain Suit Supply is to open its very first shop-in-shop in the American city of Dallas this summer. It will be a 100 sqm space in luxury department store Stanley Horshak. Read more

More profit and nice organic growth for Kimberly-Clark
23 April 2014 | Cosmetics

More profit and nice organic growth for Kimberly-Clark

American manufacturer Kimberly-Clark, known for Huggies and Kleenex, managed a 4 % like-for-like turnover increase in the past quarter, reaching 5.3 billion dollars in revenue and 538 million dollars in profit. Read more

Weaker quarter spells
23 April 2014 | Electronics

Weaker quarter spells "challenging year" for Philips

Dutch company Philips has experienced a challenging first quarter, with turnover down to 5.02 billion euro (from 5.26 billion euro) and profit down to 137 million euro (from 162 million euro). Consumer electronics is the only division that is not struggling. Read more

E.Leclerc opens pick-up point alongside highway
23 April 2014 | Food

E.Leclerc opens pick-up point alongside highway

French supermarket chain E.Leclerc has opened its first pick-up point alongside a French highway. The drive-through is located near a roadside restaurant on the A8, in between Frejus and Cannes in Southern France. Read more

EU wants to get rid of plastic bags
18 April 2014 | General

EU wants to get rid of plastic bags

The European Parliament has approved a draft text to push back the use of plastic bags, decreasing its use 50 % by 2017 and even 80 % by 2019. The main target are the lighter bags, as they are more popular but are not reused that often. Read more

Roberto Cavalli wants to sell part of his company
18 April 2014 | Fashion

Roberto Cavalli wants to sell part of his company

According to several sources, Roberto Cavalli is planning to sell a majority stake in his fashion house to British investor Permira, a deal worth 450 million euro. Read more

More in Europe

Nestlé loses Nespresso court case
18 Apr 2014

Nestlé loses Nespresso court case

Swiss food giant Nestlé has lost a court case about the use of capsules for its Nespresso machines. According to... Read more

Google tracks you into the physical store
17 Apr 2014

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... Read more

Danone suffers because of exchange rate fluctuations
17 Apr 2014

Danone suffers because of exchange rate fluctuatio

French food concern Danone had a 5.2 % lower turnover in the first quarter of 2014, mostly because of exchange... Read more

Dunkin' Donuts wants to conquer the Benelux
17 Apr 2014

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,... Read more

Zalando in trouble (again) after report
17 Apr 2014

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... Read more

Coca-Cola performs better than expected
17 Apr 2014

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... Read more

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