European Retail Correspondent, Zurich
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Oct 23, 2013

Growth of e-retailer Zalando slows due to late summer

BERLIN, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Zalando, Europe’s biggest online
fashion retailer, saw its growth rate slow in the second quarter
due to the late arrival of the summer, with sales up 70 percent
to 437 million euros ($602 million) against 74 percent in the
first three months.

Berlin-based Zalando, which celebrated its fifth birthday
last month with a fashion campaign fronted by Israeli supermodel
Bar Rafaeli, said sales for the first half rose 72 percent to
809 million euros.

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Tesco to try and curb Britain’s food waste

BERLIN, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Tesco, Britain’s biggest
retailer, vowed on Monday to cut the near 60,000 tonnes of food
wasted by its suppliers and shoppers each year, the latest firm
volunteering to help tackle a growing environmental problem.

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation said last month
that a third of all food produced worldwide, some 1.3 billion
tonnes worth $750 billion, is thrown out each year, wasting
water equivalent to the annual flow of Russia’s Volga River.

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Carrefour, Metro show European recovery gaining traction

PARIS/BERLIN, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Two of Europe’s biggest
retailers posted quarterly sales on Thursday that showed
turnaround efforts in their home markets were starting to bear
fruit and signs the economic climate was slowly improving.

Carrefour said sales at its French hypermarkets
returned to growth in the third quarter while China also
improved, as Chief Executive Georges Plassat made progress in
his bid to revive the world’s second-largest retailer.

Oct 9, 2013