European Retail Correspondent, Zurich
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Jan 6, 2015
Jan 6, 2015
Jan 5, 2015
Jan 5, 2015
Jan 5, 2015
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014
Dec 18, 2014

Stores fight back as Christmas delivery delays hit e-tailers

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe’s shops to fight back with “click and collect” services and more in-store theater.

Online retailers such as Amazon have been winning market share from store groups for years, and there are few signs that Europeans are tiring of shopping from their computers and mobile phones.

Dec 17, 2014
Dec 16, 2014

Puma names Rihanna as women’s creative director

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Puma named pop star Rihanna as its women’s creative director on Tuesday, the latest move by a sportswear firm to tap into the booming market for female leisure gear.

Puma said in a statement that the multi-year deal starting in January would involve Rihanna becoming the face of the women’s training category, joining celebrities like Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt as brand ambassador.