BERLIN/PARIS, May 13 (Reuters) – Marks & Spencer Plc
is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will
give Britain’s biggest clothing retailer a better chance to
succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.
It is one of several retailers that are using expertise
developed in the UK’s fast-growing e-commerce market to expand
overseas. Store chains like M&S are starting to emulate the
success of online-only fashion players like ASOS.
BERLIN, May 9 (Reuters) – Europe’s biggest online fashion
retailer Zalando, considering a possible flotation later this
year, is getting closer to making a profit after it improved the
efficiency of its warehouses in the first three months of the
Zalando said sales rose 35 percent to 501 million euros
($694.53 million) in the first quarter, slightly down from a 36
percent growth rate in the previous quarter, while the group’s
core margin improved significantly in the period.
BERLIN/DUESSELDORF, May 8 (Reuters) – German retailer Metro
AG reported a strong rise in April sales in its
cash-and-carry business on Thursday, underlying its confidence
in its profit target despite a poor performance from its
consumer electronics business.
Europe’s No. 4 retailer, a sprawling group which also
includes hypermarkets and department stores, has been trimming
its portfolio and cutting costs to respond to sluggish demand in
its core markets of Germany and western Europe, while expanding
in emerging markets.