12 February 2016 in Food

Canadian Freshii recently launched its Dutch operations on the Korte Lijnbaan in Rotterdam. Its product range includes fresh snacks and meals, like green wraps, salads, quinoa-based dishes and juices.

12 February 2016 in Drogmetica

Cosmetics company L’Oréal did better than expected in the fourth quarter. The weaker euro, combined with stronger American and Japanese sales, gave the company excellent results.

12 February 2016 in Food

Cookie manufacturer Lotus Bakeries' past year was a good one. The Belgian company's profit and turnover grew a lot, mostly thanks to the sales growth outside of Europe.

12 February 2016 in Algemeen

The number of cash payments in Swedish retail stores has dropped 25 % over the past 5 years, which means that 95 % of payments are now done electronically, although not everyone is pleased with this evolution.

11 February 2016 in Mode

Adidas once again increased its growth forecast, for the second time in 4 months, after the German sports clothing brand announced it easily beat its 2015 profit forecast.

11 February 2016 in Food

American soda (Pepsi), chips (Lays) and cereal (Quaker) manufacturer, PepsiCo, struggled in its past quarter because of the expensive dollar. Despite higher sales, total turnover dropped anyway.

11 February 2016 in Algemeen

British model train manufacturer Hornby is in a rut: a profit alert halved its share value, as the company is facing a 6 million pound (7.7 million euro) record loss, much more than previously anticipated.

11 February 2016 in Algemeen

It seems department store chain V&D may be heading towards its worst case scenario. Several real estate owners are leaning towards Hudson's Bay, a company that is gunning for V&D's store locations.

11 February 2016 in Mode

French luxury brand Hermès' last year turnover grew 8 % to 4.8 billion euro, well below 2014's 11 % growth, but still much better than the overall luxury market's 2 % growth.

11 February 2016 in Mode

Sports brand Adidas will launch Avenue A, a women's subscription service, in the United States. Subscribers will receive a box full of clothing, shoes and accessories every quarter. 

Food

Canadian Freshii recently launched its Dutch operations on the Korte Lijnbaan in Rotterdam. Its product range includes fresh snacks and meals, like green wraps, salads, quinoa-based dishes and juices.

  • Cookie manufacturer Lotus Bakeries' past year was a good one. The Belgian company's profit and turnover grew a lot, mostly thanks to the sales growth outside of Europe.

  • American soda (Pepsi), chips (Lays) and cereal (Quaker) manufacturer, PepsiCo, struggled in its past quarter because of the expensive dollar. Despite higher sales, total turnover dropped anyway.

  • Despite lower turnover, drink manufacturer Coca-Cola managed to generate a higher profit in 2015, compared to the year before, partially because of its cost-cutting program designed by CEO Muhtar Kent. 

Fashion

Adidas once again increased its growth forecast, for the second time in 4 months, after the German sports clothing brand announced it easily beat its 2015 profit forecast.

  • French luxury brand Hermès' last year turnover grew 8 % to 4.8 billion euro, well below 2014's 11 % growth, but still much better than the overall luxury market's 2 % growth.

  • Sports brand Adidas will launch Avenue A, a women's subscription service, in the United States. Subscribers will receive a box full of clothing, shoes and accessories every quarter. 

  • Singer and producer Pharrell Williams has bought a stake in fashion label G-Star Raw, following a previous collaboration between the brand and Pharrell Williams' company, Bionic Yarn.  Williams will now be involved in G-Star's management.

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