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Rewe Group's discount chain Penny is adding QR codes to some of its products in order to provide shoppers with additional supply chain information.

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German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launch information campaign on waste separation and waste reduction on behalf of the Recyclate Forum. Influencing shopper behaviour at the fixture On 25th July, German-based drugstore operators dm and Rossmann, along with clothing retailer Globus, launched a new information campaign on recyclable material...
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
German-based drugstore operator Douglas has announced the launch of its new clean beauty concept, and beauty specialist Sephora expands its 'Clean at Sephora' concept. Douglas: making clean health and beauty easier to shop Douglas has launched its own clean beauty concept, designed to boost the range and eliminate confusion amongst shoppers. Clean beauty products at Douglas will be free-fro...


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