Gym chain Virgin Active has over 160,000 members across Italy but its vast geographic dispersion poses challenges to staff who need to work together. By way of response, the company has built a cloud-based collaborative infrastructure, reorienting its entire employee culture.
Fashion brand GANT, operating in a highly competitive lifestyle retail environment, has dramatically improved its employees’ productivity using cloud-based tools.
The company faced the challenge of having 800 employees who needed to log into several different systems, and who could not easily be productive in the locations they needed to be. Its main email system had become a key productivity tool, which was expensive to maintain and difficult to work with.
For many businesses, a mixed economic environment, unease over tariff introductions and Brexit uncertainty may be rightfully viewed as causes for concern. However, bigger ticket European merger and acquisition (M&A) volumes appear to be holding up remarkably well. In this, our 13th Consumer Products M&A Insights report, we highlight several fresh trends driving the largest activity, which remains strong in spite of a backdrop of total annual deal volumes falling by over 10% from their September 2015 high of 1,500 to now around 1,100 on a rolling four quarter basis.
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