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BRIGHT Rewards Program Passes 1 Million Members and Expands to California

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As of July 25th, Athleta, Banana Republic, Banana Republic Factory, Gap, Gap Factory, and Old Navy stores in California have joined BRIGHT Rewards, which launched in Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth last year. It provides Gap Inc. with another way to reward our customers in addition to our credit card program, and allows customers who may not yet be ready for a credit card to start acquiring points toward future purchase at any our brands. Since the launch of BRIGHT Rewards in October, Gap Inc. is focused on engaging with these loyal customers ... Read More »

Audi increases deliveries by 7.0 percent in July

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“Audi is preparing itself rigorously for the future with new models and structures,” says Bram Schot, interim CEO and Board Member for Sales and Marketing at AUDI AG. “At the moment we feel a positive response to our models, but in the coming months the largest model initiative in our history and the switch to WLTP proves demanding.” Europe performed positively, reporting a month-end figure of around 79,250 deliveries, up 14.3 percent. This is thanks to an extraordinary effect from the sale of models in stock. In response to the switch to the ... Read More »

Deutsche Post DHL Group: Q2 EBIT in line with expectations

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On a comparable basis, i.e. after adjusting for currency effects and portfolio changes, revenue rose by 6.2%. This development was primarily driven by significant gains at DHL Express and Global Forwarding, Freight. Operating profit (EBIT) amounted to EUR 747 million, down by 11.2% against the record level of the prior-year period. All of the DHL divisions reported EBIT increases, some significant. However, earnings in the Post - eCommerce - Parcel division fell back as expected, above all due to higher transport and staff costs. As reported at... Read More »

Data Studio’s new features help you tell more compelling stories

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Explorer: Bring your data analysis together with one click Get insights from your data faster—no coding required. Explorer eliminates the time-consuming work of combing through large amounts of data to find the insights you need. And with Data Studio’s one-click integration with BigQuery, it’s especially easy for businesses to find the insight they need. That speeds up the analyst workflow and opens up querying to non-technical users. Data Blending: See your data in a single visualization Imagine you’re an enterprise business... Read More »

Helping People Connect with Local Businesses

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Updating Pages: We’re redesigning Pages on mobile to make it even easier for people to interact with local businesses and find what they need most. For example, you can make a reservation at a restaurant; book an appointment at a salon; or see most recent photos, upcoming Events, and Offers. You can also now see Stories on Pages to get to know the people behind the business. Making Recommendations from your community more helpful: People use Recommendations to ask their communities where to go, where to eat, or where to shop. We’re making tho... Read More »

SEAT and Grupo Sesé debut the duo trailer, the longest, most efficient truck driving on European roads

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The duo trailer features two 13.60 metre long trailers pulled by a truck with a Scania cab, a Volkswagen Group brand, a total length of 31.70 metres and a maximum payload capacity of 70 tonnes. In total, it enables a reduction in CO2 emissions of 20% per road journey and a 25% decrease in the logistics costs of transporting components, figures that these tests intend to verify. Designed for travelling on high capacity roads, the duo trailer will also lower the number of trucks that travel on conventional roads, which is where the highest number... Read More »

FedEx Announces No Additional Residential Surcharges for Second Straight Holiday Season

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“FedEx delivers possibilities every day for millions of small- and medium-sized businesses,” said Raj Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, FedEx Corp. “We are demonstrating our support for these loyal customers during this critical timeframe by not adding additional residential peak surcharges, except for situations where the shipments are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling.” Peak surcharges for such shipments will be effective Nov. 19, 2018, through Dec. 24, 2018.  Details ... Read More »

L’ORÉAL acquires German natural beauty company LOGOCOS NATURKOSMETIK AG

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Founded in 1978 by a naturopath, Logocos Naturkosmetik is based in Hanover, Germany and employs about 340 people. In 2017, net sales were 59 million euros across Germany and other countries in Europe. Logona products cover haircare, hair color, skincare and hygiene product categories and are found in specialized distribution, mainly organic stores, at a premium price level for the engaged consumers of natural cosmetics. Sante line of products includes haircare, skincare, hygiene and make-up and is found mainly in mass retail at an accessible... Read More »

Audi achieves solid financials in first half of the year and anticipates growing challenges

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“We successfully mastered the first half of this exceptional year and kept Audi right on track,” said Alexander Seitz, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Finance, IT and Integrity. “The response to our new models and technologies shows that they will significantly move Audi forward again. To those ends, we are mastering the current phase of upheaval and transition. Because with the climax of the renewal of our model range and the enormously demanding changeover to the WLTP standard, challenges will increase again in the coming mon... Read More »

L’ORÉAL announces the project of acquisition of SOCIÉTÉ DES THERMES DE LA ROCHE-POSAY

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Created in 1921, Société des Thermes de La Roche-Posay is the first thermal station in Europe exclusively dedicated to treating dermatological diseases. The thermal water of La Roche-Posay has therapeutic anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties to treat skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, burn scars and cutaneous side effects of cancer treatments). In 2017, more than 7 500 patients have benefited from the thermal activity, generating 3.6 million euros of sales. Laetitia Toupet, International General Manager of La Roche-Posay, said: « ... Read More »

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