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Lloydspharmacy to launch network across Europe with 90 new pilot pharmacies Tuesday, 14th May 2013
Lloydspharmacy owner Celesio AG on Tuesday announced it is gearing up to launch its Lloyds Pharmacy Network across Europe, increasing the number of pilot pharmacies from 5 to 95. Despite a comparatively weak first quarter, Celesio chief executive Markus Pinger said the company anticipated a stronger second quarter, having made “very good process” with its realignment of Celesio.
Amazon’s German workers strike Tuesday, 14th May 2013
Amazon's Leipzig factory. Amazon workers in Germany have been called on to stage a strike to persuade the online retailing giant to improve pay and benefits. According to Reuters, German labour union Ver.di on Tuesday announced a strike that will start at 6am local time and last until the end of the late shift.
Mulberry presses on with global expansion Thursday, 2nd May 2013
Seemingly unperturbed by profit warnings, luxury brand Mulberry is set to ramp up expansion plans over the current fiscal year, eyeing new locations across northern Europe, Asia, the US and Canada. According to WWD, Mulberry’s first stand-alone store located on Belin’s Kurfürstendamm is the first of a handful planned for Germany.
Mulberry opens new store in Berlin Tuesday, 16th April 2013
Mulberry continues European expansion with Berlin store launch
Located in Kurfürstendamm Street in Berlin, the new Mulberry boutique designed by British architects Universal Deisgn Studio, who has been carefully chosen to best reflect the concept of the British Heritage brand.
Eurozone retail sales drop 3.6% for October Thursday, 6th December 2012
Retail sales volumes in the Eurozone fell 1.2 per cent for October according to data published by Eurostat on Wednesday, meaning sales were 3.6 per cent lower than a year before. Portugal took the biggest hit, with sales dropping 4.5 per cent between September and October.
Debenhams begins international expansion with German website Monday, 9th July 2012
The department store has unveiled plans to expand its overseas delivery service to 35 countries worldwide, beginning with a brand new German site launch this week. Trading under the Debenhams.de web address, the new German site operates entirely in German and transacts in euros.
May brings light relief to eurozone retail sales, but stormy outlook remains Wednesday, 4th July 2012
Retail sales in the eurozone rose by 0.6 per cent in May, but the long-term trend showed little relief for the industry. Year-on-year sales at shops across the 17-member eurozone fell 1.7 per cent and by 0.3 per cent in the 27- member European Union. In a note to clients, Olivier Bizimana at Morgan Stanley on Wednesday stated: "Europe's debt crisis is likely to have a lasting impact on consumption.
Recession won’t stop Primark’s eurozone expansion Wednesday, 25th April 2012
Primark’s parent company Associated British Foods (ABF) has said that it will continue to expand in the eurozone, despite fears of a long term recession for the continent. According to the Guardian, Primark is currently preparing for another batch of store openings for its second half, including four more outlets in Spain.
Metro Group's Kluge steps down to give company “fresh start” Tuesday, 18th October 2011
Metro Group, the world’s fourth largest retailer has announced another change at the top just one week after chief executive Eckhard Cordes received a vote of no confidence from the company’s supervisory board. Dr Jürgen Kluge, chairman of the supervisory board, has announced he will step down in November to focus on his duties as chief executive of the group’s managing board.