PlanetRetail News

24 May 2015
METRO China advances online B2B connections
Metro Group-owned Metro Cash & Carry in China has upgraded its e-commerce platform metromall.cn which, it says, now integrates online, offline and an innovative mobile function
24 May 2015
MOTHERCARE pleased with turnaround as FY profit rises
Mark Newton-Jones, CEO of Mothercare plc, said: "This has been an extremely busy year for Mothercare. During the year we have completed a successful refinancing and we have created a new strategy with our customers in mind to modernise and reinvigorate the Mothercare and ELC brands
24 May 2015
DARTY FY sales stable after Q4 like-for-likes stumble
Régis Schultz, Chief Executive, commented: “All our businesses outperformed their markets in the quarter where we saw total sales grow strongly thanks to both the increasing appeal of our multi-channel offer instore and online and our strategic initiatives where we opened a further six franchise stores and have largely completed the rebranding to BCC of the 18 stores acquired in the Netherlands...
24 May 2015
Exclusive lines are on the increase at BIEDRONKA 
Polish discount market-leader Biedronka is steadily growing its private label share of assortment, a study shows. The number of products labelled 'Only in Biedronka' and 'Especially for Biedronka'  has risen sharply as the banner seeks to differentiate from its rivals
24 May 2015
WILLIAMS-SONOMA delivers another solid quarter
Laura Alber, President & CEO, commented: “Our first-quarter results were better than we expected, driven by West Elm and our new businesses, as well as strong operational and financial execution across all of our brands