BERLIN, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Gap Inc has struck a deal
with Europe’s largest dedicated online fashion retailer Zalando
to sell its core brand from next May, hoping to reach
more consumers, particularly in markets where it has no physical
The U.S. company already delivers to 24 European countries
from its own website and has more than 200 stores on the
continent but is not present on the ground in key markets such
BERLIN, Nov 19 (Reuters) – German fashion house Hugo Boss
wants to move further into the luxury market and
promote its brand more consistently around the globe to help it
accelerate sales growth and improve margins in coming years.
Focused on smart but affordable menswear, the group said it
would upgrade its core BOSS brand, including by offering more
made-to-measure suits, with the aim of eventually doubling the
proportion of sales made from luxury items to 20 percent.
BERLIN, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Increasingly erratic weather is
driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and
closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collections
sourced months in advance.
Global fashion chains such as Inditex and Hennes &
Mauritz have pioneered a model of regularly changing
ranges, often dealing directly with factories to cut down
delivery times and ensure a steady supply of new garments.
BERLIN, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Rocket Internet, the
global e-commerce investor, expects to launch at least another
10 start-ups in 2015 and said it would work more closely with
Facebook on advertising.
Rocket Internet, whose shares have had a bumpy ride since
listing last month, said its 12 most successful companies saw
average growth in gross merchandise volume — a measure of sales
made through online marketplaces — of 104 percent in the six
months to June 30.