GLOBAL

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the 1.0-billion-euro barrier and upping its forecasts for the year...

26 Apr 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Ambiente: Feedback from Frankfurt

Ambiente is one of the leading trade fairs showcasing design across dining, giving and living…

By Dave Nemeth 13 Feb 2017

GERMANY

Pre-Christmas season strike in Germany hits Amazon

BERLIN, GERMANY: Workers went on strike at a German site of Amazon on Monday...

9 Dec 2014

GERMANY

Western Europe strong technical consumer goods market

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The Western European market for technical consumer goods closed the third quarter of 2014 with total sales of €47.3bn...

1 Dec 2014

GERMANY

GfK optimistic for 2013 as a whole after subdued Q1

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The GfK Group has closed the first quarter of financial year 2013, recording sales growth while income was down year-on-year.

15 May 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

GERMANY

Technical consumer goods market with positive annual balance

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The Technical Consumer Goods market closed the fourth quarter, as well as the total year, with a sales growth of 2.8%. Sales volume generated from October to December amounted to €15.1bn. The total sales volume for 2012 was around €51.6bn. This is the result of GfK TEMAX Germany for the fourth quarter of 2012.

20 Feb 2013

GERMANY

GfK expects moderate rise in Germans' 2013 purchasing power

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The 'GfK Purchasing Power Germany 2013' study shows that in 2013, Germans will have around €554 more per capita in nominal disposable income than in 2012. However, there are strong regional variations in the consumption potential of the German population. For the first time, Baden-Württemberg will overtake the federal state of Hesse to take third place in the ranking.

31 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

1 in 8 European smartphone owners conducted a retail transaction on their device

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using the comScore MobiLens service.

2 Aug 2012

GERMANY

Q1 2012: Robust start to the year for German TCG market

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The results of the GfK TEMAX® Germany for the first quarter of 2012 show that the Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market has experienced a stable start to 2012. The total sales volume in the first quarter of 2012 was just under €12.6bn, representing a positive growth rate of 0.6%. This is the result of GfK TEMAX® Germany for the first quarter of 2012.

24 May 2012

GERMANY

Upward trend of consumer climate ends

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: The largely stable development of the mood among German consumers continued in spring this year. Economic expectations improved slightly once again and willingness to buy almost remained at the same high level, but income expectations fell, reversing the strong improvement of the previous month. Following a value of 6 points in March, the overall indicator is forecasting 5.9 points for April.

28 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

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