Nestlé hires robotic salespeople

Nestlé hires robotic salespeople

31/10/2014 in Food

Swiss Nestlé will employ 1,000 robots to sell its Nescafé coffee machines in Japan. The first batch of 20 robots will start working this year and by the end of next year, all 1,000 will be fully operational. ...

Kraft Foods' profit melts away in third quarter

Kraft Foods' profit melts away in third quarter

31/10/2014 in Food

American food company Kraft Foods, known for its Philadelphia cheese spread among other things, has seen its profits drop while it has managed similar turnover levels.

AB InBev had disappointing third quarter

AB InBev had disappointing third quarter

31/10/2014 in Food

AB InBev's third quarter beer sales dropped 2.6 % while its turnover and EBITDA still grew albeit not as much as expected. Lousy weather is considered to be the main cause for the weaker results.

Growth for Pernod Ricard once more

Growth for Pernod Ricard once more

30/10/2014 in Food

After a miserable 2013-2014, French liquor manufacturer Pernod Ricard has managed turnover growth in this fiscal year's first quarter, despite a weak Chinese market.

Vivarte gets new owner and new CEO

Vivarte gets new owner and new CEO

30/10/2014 in Fashion

A massive debt rescheduling and a multi-million investment have helped French clothing giant Vivarte survive, but that comes at a cost: CEO Mark Lelandais is to resign.

Carrefour opens Carrefour Express in Luxembourg

Carrefour opens Carrefour Express in Luxembourg

30/10/2014 in Food

French retailer Carrefour has opened its first Carrefour Express (a city center formula) in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Carrefour Belgium, which already has a bigger store in Luxembourg, will exploit the store.

Macintosh Retail Group turnover up 5 %

Macintosh Retail Group turnover up 5 %

30/10/2014 in General

Dutch Macintosh Retail Group has managed to increase its third quarter turnover nearly 5 % (223.7 million euro) compared to the year before, but CFO Theo Strijbos will leave his job on 1 November.

Oxylane quietly changes name back to Decathlon

Oxylane quietly changes name back to Decathlon

30/10/2014 in Fashion

Mulliez, the family owning France's largest chain of sports stores Decathlon, has quietly renamed the holding company above that chain - rebranded Oxylane in 2008 - back to Decathlon.

Iglo launches campaign against food waste

Iglo launches campaign against food waste

30/10/2014 in Food

Iglo has launched a campaign to bring food waste to the forefront. "Forever Food Together" should help motivate people to freeze food to help counter food waste.

Adidas launches second web shop

Adidas launches second web shop

30/10/2014 in m-Tail

German sporting brand Adidas has launched a second web shop, Adidas Specialty Sports, to sell clothing and accessories specifically focused on 'smaller' sports like rugby, swimming and cycling.

Food

Kraft Foods' profit melts away in third quarter

Kraft Foods' profit melts away in third quarter

American food company Kraft Foods, known for its Philadelphia cheese spread among other things, has...

Fashion

Vivarte gets new owner and new CEO

Vivarte gets new owner and new CEO

A massive debt rescheduling and a multi-million investment have helped French clothing giant Vivarte survive...