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Adidas sees steep costs from strong dollar next year

FRANKFURT - German sportswear and equipment giant Adidas expects costs to increase sharply next year as a result of the strong dollar, its chief financial officer said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.

28 Dec 2015


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


Twenty airlines offer Euronews to their passengers

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews takes flight: 575 planes and a potential annual audience of 80 million passengers.

6 Aug 2014


Grohe Spa showroom introduces Urban Jungle

DüSSELDORF, GERMANY: Grohe has launched a new showroom experience, which puts its spa products centre stage and invites visitors to be inspired in an oasis of indulgence.

10 Jul 2014


BMW recalls 500 000 cars worldwide

FRANKFURT, GERMANY: German's BMW is recalling almost half a million vehicles worldwide because of an engine part defect, a company spokesman said.

14 Apr 2014


Grey opens new office in Berlin

BERLIN, GERMANY: In January 2014, Grey will open a new digital hybrid office in Berlin. It will be a digital hybrid agency for integrated brand management - Oliver Handlos and Matthias Meusel head up the new office.

4 Dec 2013


Introducing Vodafone Red

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / LISBON, PORTUGAL / MADRID, SPAIN: Vodafone celebrates a new era in telecoms by literally turning everything red.

26 Aug 2013


KPN sells German mobile operator to Telefonica

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch telecom operator KPN has announced that it had sold its German subsidiary E-Plus to Spain's Telefonica for €5bn in cash and a 17.6% stake in Telefonica Deutschland.

24 Jul 2013


Jorge the Hot Waxing Coach

BERLIN, GERMANY: Veet recruits Jorge the Hot Waxing Coach to relinquish fears among women around hot waxing.

28 May 2013


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


Huffington Post to launch German edition

BERLIN, GERMANY: News website The Huffington Post will launch a German edition this year, the US-based company and its media partner Tomorrow Focus, part of the Burda publishing group, said on Monday.

3 May 2013


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


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


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

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