German Henkel experienced a strong 2017, with record numbers for both its profit and turnover. The company managed to surpass the 20 billion euro turnover milestone for the first time.
French entertainment and electronics retailer Fnac Darty, the group which owns Belgian Vanden Borre and Dutch BCC, experienced a “solid 2017”, with a nearly 40 % turnover increase.
American Kraft Heinz failed to live up to analysts’ fourth quarter expectations, both when it comes to turnover and profit. It did manage a 900 % increase of its profit, but that did not convince any analyst.
Danone published a 2.5 % like-for-like growth for its fiscal year 2017, mainly thanks to a strong second half of the year with a 4.2 % like-for-like turnover increase.
Turnover for Coca-Cola European Partners, the soda manufacturer’s European division, soared above 11 billion euro in 2017. Its profit also spiked compared to the year before.
Despite a “tepid” fourth quarter, PepsiCo still managed a slight turnover growth for its full fiscal year, thanks to snacks covering for sodas’ decreased sales. Net profit did plummet.
Nestlé published a disappointing 0.4 % growth for 2017, failing to live up to analysts’ expectations.
Decathlon passed the 10 billion euro milestone for the first time in 2016. Thanks to a strong international expansion, it now surpassed the 11 billion euro mark.
The French specialist in disposable products, Bic, will alter its board: current CEO Bruno Bich will pass on the reins to his 39-year old son Gonzalve who will have to halt the profit drop.
Dutch healthy snack manufacturer Wessanen boosted both its profit and turnover in 2017. However, despite a nearly 10 % increase, the company failed to live up to analysts’ expectations.
French luxury group Kering proved to be very successful in 2017: its turnover grew 25 % and its net profit more than doubled compared to the year before.
German Metro managed to stabilize its first quarter profit compared to last year, despite a setback in Russia. It mainly cut costs in its Real restructuring plan.
Following positive third quarter signs, Urban Outfitters has also presented decent fourth quarter growth. For its full fiscal year, the company took just a small step forward.
In its past fiscal year, German sports brand Puma surpassed the four billion euro turnover milestone for the first time ever. That was thanks to a 16 % turnover growth compared to the year before.
Dutch brewer Heineken experienced a very successful 2017: both turnover and volume went up and profit grew 25 % to nearly 2 billion euro.
Ceconomy, Media Markt and Saturn’s parent company, revealed a small turnover growth for its first quarter, thanks to improved online sales. Expectedly, its profit did drop.
Despite weak turnover growth in 2017, cosmetics company L’Oréal still generated a much-improved net profit thanks to excellent luxury sales, where its margins are bigger.
Lotus Bakeries managed to set another record in 2017, after it had surpassed the 500 million euro milestone for the first time in 2016. This time around, turnover grew another three percent.
Jeans brand Levi Strauss experienced a very good year: turnover grew 8 %, mainly thanks to its fourth quarter. The company even references the strongest year in a decade.
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