22 July 2016 in Elektronica

Over the past quarter, Apple only sold half of the Apple Watch devices it sold last year in the same quarter. It also lost market share.

22 July 2016 in Mode

Shoe brand Birkenstock decided to no longer sell its products on Amazon, because it feels there are too many counterfeit items on the American platform.

22 July 2016 in m-Tail

British household appliance web shop AO World's second quarter turnover for the European mainland doubled and the company aims to speed up its European expansion.

22 July 2016 in Vastgoed

While we fear our shopping centers are too large, filled with vacant lots, China goes for big. The New Century Global Centre shopping centre in Chengdu is the world's largest building in the world.

22 July 2016 in Algemeen

Turnover in the first 6 months of 2016 dropped for Unilever, but that was entirely because of negative exchange rate fluctuations. If those are taken out of account, the company managed a decent turnover increase.

22 July 2016 in Food

The Belgian supermarket group Delhaize has released its final results before merging with Dutch Ahold tomorrow. Turnover grew 4.3 %, while profits even went up 12.1 %.

20 July 2016 in m-Tail

Procter & Gamble has launched an online subscription service for its Tide detergent, which is currently only available in Atlanta.

20 July 2016 in Automotive

The European Commission has issued a record 2.93 billion euro fine for Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF, because they have made price arrangements during an astonishing fourteen year period.

20 July 2016 in Drogmetica

Unilever has acquired American start-up Dollar Shave Club, which has a subscription-based business model for shaving and toilet products. No fee was disclosed, but sources indicate it may be some 900 million euro.

19 July 2016 in Elektronica

The French Federal Cartel Office approved Fnac's acquisition of Darty. Combined, it will become France's largest electronics retailer, worth nearly 8 billion euro in turnover.

Food

The Belgian supermarket group Delhaize has released its final results before merging with Dutch Ahold tomorrow. Turnover grew 4.3 %, while profits even went up 12.1 %.

Fashion

Shoe brand Birkenstock decided to no longer sell its products on Amazon, because it feels there are too many counterfeit items on the American platform.

  • German online fashion retailer Zalando has seen its turnover grow 25 % in the second quarter, while the company also managed to increase margins considerably compared to last year.

  • In preparation of its semi-annual results publication, Swiss Swatch issued a profit alert as it expects profit to drop more than 50 %.

  • British SuperGroup, which owns fashion brand SuperDry, has rewarded its investors with an additional dividend after it presented strong results for its full fiscal year.

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