Germany

VW brand to cut up to 7,000 jobs in new savings drive

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen will cut up to 7,000 positions, aim to boost productivity and deliver 5.9 billion euros ($6.7 billion)of annual savings at its core VW brand by 2023, in its latest attempt to raise profitability at its top-selling division.

Supply chain problems to slow Adidas’ sales growth

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) – Adidas expects supply chain issues to curb sales growth in the first half of the year, particularly in North America, where it has doubled its business in the last three years to take market share from bigger rival Nike.