Sporting goods group Adidas has started the year extremely well, with a reported increase in sales of 20%. Especially the footwear division did very well.
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In the first three months of the year, Kellogg's saw a significant increase in sales and profits. The food company therefore adjusts its annual forecasts upwards.
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Despite falling store sales again, French retail group Casino is seeing profitability improve. The retailer is doing very well online.
Coolblue was able to quadruple its net profit last year: it went from 15.2 to 61.1 million euros. This implies a record-breaking profit for the electronics retailer, which is aiming for an IPO.
After a stunning first quarter, Zalando is raising its outlook for the full year. The fashion platform is also investing heavily in the expansion of its logistics network.
The closed down hospitality industry continues to weigh heavily on wholesaler Metro. Over the past six months, turnover decreased another 11.5 per cent. Still, the Makro-owner has a positive feeling regarding the situation.
HelloFresh saw the number of active customers in the past quarter grow to 7.3 million. In the coming months, the meal box delivery company wants to significantly expand its offer of individual products, which customers can order as an extra.
McDonald's exceeds expectations with a strong first quarter. Especially in the American market, recovery has begun, with figures that even surpass those before the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other supermarket chains, Edeka fully benefited from the corona crisis last year. The group's approximately 3,600 independent retailers were the main growth engine.
Amazon continues to grow at record rates. Last quarter, both sales and earnings came in well above expectations.
Auction site eBay has had an exceptional quarter: its turnover rose by 42 % - the biggest growth in sixteen years - following a year in which it was already growing strongly, thanks to the Covid-19 crisis.
Electrolux exceeded expectations in the first quarter. The Swedish home appliance manufacturer is positive for the rest of the year but is concerned about the shortage of electronic components.
Unilever sales rose again in the first quarter, driven by strong demand from China and India. The food business performed excellently, particularly the segment ice cream for consumption at home.
French online fashion outlet Showroomprivé has increased its sales by more than 50 % during the first quarter. The platform now wants to switch entirely to dropshipping.
Carlsberg has exceeded analysts' expectations during the first quarter, mainly pushed by sales in China that are rising far above pre-Covid levels.
Costs incurred by Covid have pushed British supermarket group Sainsbury's into a loss of 261 million pounds (300 million euros) last year, while turnover stagnated overall.