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The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019


Instagram's @shop a curated showcase of shoppable products

Instagram has launched a @shop account, essentially a curation of posts from online merchants that sell products through the image-sharing app.

14 May 2019


Best in global visual merchandising awarded

The winners of the 2019 International VM Awards were announced at the RetailExpo in London...

13 May 2019


Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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