French luxury group Richemont has seen its turnover increase by 12 % in the first quarter of the current financial year, as its online activities grew spectacularly.
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Swiss watchmaker Swatch has seen its turnover and profit drop over the past six months, due to political tensions in China and what it calls the "grey market": unofficial traders selling the watches at discount prices.
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Bringing in Italian designer Riccardo Tisci was a fruitful move for British luxury brand Burberry, which performed very well in its latest quarter.
Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo has achieved a 16.5 % turnover growth this semester, increasing its market share to 21.6 %. Expansion towards Belgium is next on the agenda.
Fast Retailing, the Japanese parent company of clothing brand Uniqlo, has seen continued turnover growth in the third quarter. International activities have performed particularly well.
Superdry is sinking deep: the British fashion label has now reached a record loss of more than one hundred million euros, while turnover remains stagnant.
Levi Strauss saw its first quarter on the stock market end on a negative note: there was less profit than envisioned, to the investors' disappointment. Still, sales of the jeans brand went up in every market.
PepsiCo has outperformed expectations with a 2.2 % organic turnover growth. Especially a growing sparkling water department pushed the FMCG producer forward on its way to achieving its own predictions.
Samsung is suffering from the trade war between the United States and China: for the third quarter in a row, the smartphone producer predicts lower profits. Fortunately, the decrease is less dramatic than initially feared.
South African holding Steinhoff International demands at least 53 million euros from its former CEO Markus Jooste. The group believes he personally shares responsibility for the accounting scandal that nearly destroyed Steinhoff.
For the eighth quarter in a row, Swedish fashion chain H&M is reporting a decreasing profit, despite having achieved turnover growth. Management is now forced to take measures: there will be far fewer new stores than originally planned.
Is Amazon's German marketplace worth 10 billion euros? The platform seller may have given away its German turnover by accident, but the company denies the figures.
Belgian Colruyt Group has largely managed to meet expectations for its financial year 2018/19, but operational margins are under pressure from rising costs. The leader in the Belgian supermarket branch has managed to expand its market share, despite tough competition.
A small consolation after the tragic loss of its figurehead Karl Lagerfeld, but Chanel has performed exceptionally well last year. The company's turnover is approaching the milestone of ten billion euros, 12.5 % more than the year before.
Swedish fashion giant H&M has seen growth for the fifth consecutive quarter, as turnover rose by 11 %. Still, there is much work left to be done, as the chain readily admits.
Spanish fashion giant Inditex (Zara, Bershka, Massimo Dutti) has increased its sales figures by 5 % in the past quarter, clearly bucking the trend of struggling clothing stores.