By Emma Thomasson HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (Reuters) – Adidas <ADSGn.DE> plans to speed up production and allow shoppers to customize more shoes and clothes, aiming to accelerate sales and profit growth over the next five years. The German sportswear firm, which has been losing ground for years to fast-growing rival Nike <NKE.N>, said it was testing Read More

By Marius Zaharia LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program. The gains follow a rise in Asia <.MIAPJ0000PUS> and another record day on the Wall Street <.DJI> Read More

STUTTGART (Reuters) – Daimler (DAIGn.DE) said sales momentum at its Mercedes division would help it achieve significantly higher revenue and operating income this year, as it reported a 10 percent jump in fourth-quarter operating profit. The global rollout of a new version of its top selling C-Class sedan helped Mercedes raise its operating margin, lifting Read More