Advertise with fastmoving.co.za
 
 

USA NEWS ON FASTMOVING

Subscribe to usa

South African independent retailers win big at international awards in USA

South African independent retailers win big at international awards in USA

06/03/2019 - 10:06
Two independent South African retailers have won the prestigious title of International Retailer of the Year (South Africa) at the 2019 IGA International Retailers of the Year awards.  read more
Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

Toys R Us bankruptcy results in 26 UK outlets being shut

04/12/2017 - 17:30
Toys R Us plans to shut at least 26 UK stores, as the retailer goes through bankruptcy proceedings in the US.  read more
New York grocer reaches out to customers

New York grocer reaches out to customers

05/07/2016 - 14:07
With 15 regional stores, New York-based Fairway Market needs to compete with larger rivals on quality of experience. read more
Stores accepting food stamps — including Wal-Mart — face stricter rules

Stores accepting food stamps — including Wal-Mart — face stricter rules

01/07/2016 - 16:32
U.S. regulators are pushing stricter rules for stores that accept food stamps, ultimately determining which retailers win and lose the billions of taxpayer dollars at stake. read more
Walmart casts wide net for American-made products to sell

Walmart casts wide net for American-made products to sell

01/07/2016 - 09:23
For the third year in a row, Walmart hosted more than 450 entrepreneurs during the company’s “Made in the USA” Open Call event held Tuesday, June 28 at its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. The event, part of Walmart’s fourth annual U.S. Manufacturing Summit, is designed to find products made, assembled or grown in the U.S. read more
US retail sales beat expectations - USA

US retail sales beat expectations - USA

15/06/2016 - 11:05
Washington - US retail sales rose more than expected in May as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, suggesting economic growth was gaining steam despite a sharp slowdown in job creation. read more
Wal-Mart’s U.K., China and Canada units all getting new CEOs - USA

Wal-Mart’s U.K., China and Canada units all getting new CEOs - USA

14/06/2016 - 15:51
Wal-Mart Stores is undertaking a series of executive changes at its international divisions, starting with a new head for its struggling United Kingdom business, Asda. read more
Cosmetic giant names its first-ever chief retail officer - USA

Cosmetic giant names its first-ever chief retail officer - USA

13/06/2016 - 12:19
L'Oreal USA appointed Marc-Alexandre Risch to the newly created position of chief retail officer for L'Oreal. read more
Amazon keeps expanding supply chain infrastructure - USA

Amazon keeps expanding supply chain infrastructure - USA

10/06/2016 - 12:02
Amazon.com has been announcing many new distribution centres lately, and now is opening a new IT office dedicated to logistics, as well as a new physical pick-up location. read more
Walmart to test grocery delivery through Uber - USA

Walmart to test grocery delivery through Uber - USA

08/06/2016 - 11:27
New York - Walmart will begin testing the delivery of groceries using Uber and Lyft drivers, aiming to match the convenience of services offered by Amazon.com and other e-commerce companies. read more
Massive Ralph Lauren restructuring to include shuttering 50 stores - USA

Massive Ralph Lauren restructuring to include shuttering 50 stores - USA

08/06/2016 - 11:16
Ralph Lauren Corp. is seeking to rectify what it acknowledges have been operational mistakes with a program of cuts and organisational streamlining it calls “The Way Forward Plan”. read more
Independent grocer focuses on POS for improved store service - USA

Independent grocer focuses on POS for improved store service - USA

17/05/2016 - 08:45
Tops Friendly Markets, a Williamsville, New York-based supermarket chain with more than 170 stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, is making sure the last step in the path to purchase goes smoothly. read more
Mixed bag for Penney: Sales fall, but profit tops forecasts - USA

Mixed bag for Penney: Sales fall, but profit tops forecasts - USA

16/05/2016 - 14:49
J.C. Penney continued a pattern set by Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Nordstrom and reported dismal first quarter sales as traffic declined.  read more
US retail giants feel pain as online shopping hits - USA

US retail giants feel pain as online shopping hits - USA

16/05/2016 - 14:39
New York - Iconic American stores Macy's and Gap are facing tough questions about their future following dreary earnings announcements this week that highlighted the growing market share taken by online retailers.  read more
Big surprise from Sears—a new store format - USA

Big surprise from Sears—a new store format - USA

13/05/2016 - 11:31
Sears Holdings has been making news lately mostly by closing stores. But in an unexpected move, the troubled retailer announced plans to test a freestanding appliance specialty store concept. read more
Petco opens new DC to keep pace with expansion - USA

Petco opens new DC to keep pace with expansion - USA

12/05/2016 - 14:45
Petco is expanding its store portfolio and distribution center network.  read more
Walmart sues Visa over chip cards in US

Walmart sues Visa over chip cards in US

12/05/2016 - 14:37
New York - US retail giant Walmart is suing Visa to give customers using chip-enabled debit cards in its US stores the right to punch in a PIN code. read more
It’s beginning to look a lot like… Ikea - USA

It’s beginning to look a lot like… Ikea - USA

26/04/2016 - 12:45
The steel framing on Ikea’s future Memphis store has progressed far enough to allow for the installation of the chain’s iconic blue panels, a construction milestone that keeps the store on track to open this fall. read more
Mall of America goes mobile with experience upgrade - USA

Mall of America goes mobile with experience upgrade - USA

25/04/2016 - 10:45
Visiting the expansive Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, has always been an experience for shoppers, but a recent digital upgrade takes that experience to a new level. read more
Wal-Mart shaking up, shrinking its board - USA

Wal-Mart shaking up, shrinking its board - USA

22/04/2016 - 09:27
Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday announced changes to its board of director of directors that it said were designed to make to make it more nimble and able to respond quicker to today’s fast-changing market. read more
Macy’s unseats Kohl’s as... - USA

Macy’s unseats Kohl’s as... - USA

21/04/2016 - 11:56
Macy’s ranked as the department store of the year in the Harris Poll’s 28th annual EquiTrend Stud, which recognises the strongest brands based on consumer response. read more
Online retailer taps industry vet as CFO - USA

Online retailer taps industry vet as CFO - USA

19/04/2016 - 10:17
ModCloth, known for its indie and vintage-inspired styles, appointed Phil Neri as chief financial officer (CFO), starting April 15. read more
Supermarket chains among nation’s most trusted companies - USA

Supermarket chains among nation’s most trusted companies - USA

15/04/2016 - 10:33
Publix, Chick-fil-A, Amazon.com, H-E-B, and BJ's Wholesale Club are the nation’s most trusted retailers, according to an annual survey by the Temkin Group. read more
Target vets create new consultancy - USA

Target vets create new consultancy - USA

13/04/2016 - 09:01
Conlego is the name of a new consulting practice established by several former Target executives who hope to leverage their experience to help companies create value through negotiations, partnership, and corporate social responsibility. read more
Duluth Trading expanding its store base - USA

Duluth Trading expanding its store base - USA

11/04/2016 - 12:15
Brand awareness and sales growth are accelerating at Duluth Holdings where the company’s rapidly expanding store base is so young it won’t be able to report same-store sale growth until 2017. read more
Teen apparel retailer files for bankruptcy - USA

Teen apparel retailer files for bankruptcy - USA

08/04/2016 - 09:16
In a not unexpected move, beleaguered teen apparel retailer Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy court protection. read more
Going-out-of-business sales begin at Hancock - USA

Going-out-of-business sales begin at Hancock - USA

04/04/2016 - 11:55
Hancock Fabrics is set to begin liquidation after a U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved the sale of the chain to Great American Group on Thursday. read more
Walmart introduces hybrid loyalty program - USA

Walmart introduces hybrid loyalty program - USA

01/04/2016 - 08:37
Walmart and its financial services partners have added a loyalty component to credit, debit, and prepaid card offerings that provide an extra incentive to make online purchase. read more
Sales at Claire's fall in Q4 - USA

Sales at Claire's fall in Q4 - USA

31/03/2016 - 11:55
Claire's Stores blamed currency exchange rates and store closures for its decrease in revenue in the fourth quarter. read more
Kohl’s, Home Depot, Sears honored for energy efficiency efforts - USA

Kohl’s, Home Depot, Sears honored for energy efficiency efforts - USA

29/03/2016 - 09:47
Kohl’s, The Home Depot and Sears Holdings have all been honoured with 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year — Sustained Excellence Awards from the Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in sustainability efforts. read more
Groupon expands online delivery presence - USA

Groupon expands online delivery presence - USA

23/03/2016 - 11:12
In case you needed yet another reminder of how competitive the online delivery vertical is getting, online deal platform Groupon is adding a new city of operation to its OrderUp on-demand food delivery app. read more
Guess plans dramatic growth by 2019 - USA

Guess plans dramatic growth by 2019 - USA

18/03/2016 - 09:58
The combination of an unspecified number of new stores, e-commerce, and same store sales growth will enable Guess Inc., to surpass annual sales of $3 billion in three years, according to new CEO Victor Herrero. read more
Albertsons acquires remaining 29 Haggen locations - USA

Albertsons acquires remaining 29 Haggen locations - USA

16/03/2016 - 14:10
Albertsons on Monday (14 March) submitted a binding bid letter and form of Asset Purchase Agreement to Haggen for the purchase of 29 of Haggen's core stores, confirming reports that Alebertsons would seek to acquire the remaining Haggen core. read more
Nordstrom dazzles Hawaiians with new store - USA

Nordstrom dazzles Hawaiians with new store - USA

15/03/2016 - 08:28
Nordstrom has extended its special relationship with Hawaiians by opening a gem of a store in the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. read more
Teen apparel retailer on hunt for a CFO - USA

Teen apparel retailer on hunt for a CFO - USA

10/03/2016 - 11:17
American Eagle Outfitters announced that Mary Boland, chief financial and administrative officer, plans to retire effective 1 April 2016.  read more
Whole Foods Market expanding solar in a big way - USA

Whole Foods Market expanding solar in a big way - USA

09/03/2016 - 16:14
Whole Foods Market has collaborated with national solar providers NRG and SolarCity to increase the number of rooftop solar units on the company’s U.S. stores substantially.  read more
Costco doing something it hasn’t done in nine years - USA

Costco doing something it hasn’t done in nine years - USA

07/03/2016 - 09:33
Costco Wholesale Corp. is raising entry-level wages for its hourly workers for the first time since 2007. read more
Wegmans, Publix named in 'Best Companies to Work For' top-100 list - USA

Wegmans, Publix named in 'Best Companies to Work For' top-100 list - USA

04/03/2016 - 09:05
Both Wegmans and Publix were named to Fortune's 2016 top-100 list of "Best Companies to Work For," and both grocers - the only retail pharmacy operators on the list - have placed in the top 100 for the past 19 consecutive years. read more
American meat goes on sale in SA - USA

American meat goes on sale in SA - USA

03/03/2016 - 09:17
Washington - South Africa is allowing sales of American chicken, pork, and beef products throughout the country, meeting benchmarks for resolving a 15-year trade dispute with the United States, Washington's top trade official said on Wednesday (2 March). read more
Will US consumers stay confident? - USA

Will US consumers stay confident? - USA

29/02/2016 - 09:14
Washington - As the dot-com bubble burst, then-Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan said the last firewall between the U. economy and a recession is consumer confidence. Given the market's plunge this year, will it hold now? read more
Sprouts Farmers Market sales hit record high - USA

Sprouts Farmers Market sales hit record high - USA

29/02/2016 - 08:45
Perhaps no other retailer is profiting as well from Americans' changing eating habits than Sprouts Farmers Market, which reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter. read more
Sears grows its loss; adds board members - USA

Sears grows its loss; adds board members - USA

26/02/2016 - 08:27
Sears Holdings Corp. says its trend of deep same-store sales declines is slowing, but the company did report a wider loss in the fourth quarter. read more
Fast-growing Aldi enters big new market - USA

Fast-growing Aldi enters big new market - USA

24/02/2016 - 10:17
Discount grocer Aldi will make its long-awaited California debut on March 24, with the opening of eight Southland stores. However, that’s just the beginning of the company’s expansion plans for the market. read more
Most Americans not spending refunds - USA

Most Americans not spending refunds - USA

22/02/2016 - 11:36
Retailers used to be able to count on Americans spending every penny of their tax refund, but that’s not the case anymore according to new research from the National Retail Federation. read more
Senior Kroger exec retiring after 44 years - USA

Senior Kroger exec retiring after 44 years - USA

19/02/2016 - 10:34
The Kroger Co.'s senior VP for retail operations and strategic initiatives plans to retire in April. read more
Kmart enters extreme value game with digital twist - USA

Kmart enters extreme value game with digital twist - USA

18/02/2016 - 14:20
Move over Big Lots and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. Kmart is ready to begin making opportunistic purchases of closeouts and liquidated good in keeping with its strategic vision to make shopping fun again. read more
Off-pricer to make Canadian debut - USA

Off-pricer to make Canadian debut - USA

17/02/2016 - 11:20
Nordstrom continues to expand north of the border. read more
Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns; Wexner steps in - USA

Victoria’s Secret CEO resigns; Wexner steps in - USA

16/02/2016 - 09:08
L Brands chair and CEO Leslie Wexner is assuming leadership of the company’s biggest division, Victoria’s Secret, after the retailer announced that CEO Sharen Jester Turney had resigned. Her sudden and unexpected departure follows a tremendous growth run for the brand. read more
Online jewelry retailer continues leap into brick-and-mortar - USA

Online jewelry retailer continues leap into brick-and-mortar - USA

12/02/2016 - 09:42
Blue Nile made its brick-and-mortar debut last June, and the company is so pleased with the results that it plans to add more stores. read more
Five trends that point to a new era for retail - USA

Five trends that point to a new era for retail - USA

11/02/2016 - 14:22
Stores that double as classrooms, sensory-rich environments, and a rental versus a buy retail model. These are three of the five trends that shopping centre developer Westfield believes will shape the future of retailing.  read more
Body Shop turns 40 with new sustainability goals - USA

Body Shop turns 40 with new sustainability goals - USA

11/02/2016 - 11:59
The Body Shop, a pioneer of ethical business practices in retail, is reaffirming its commitment to corporate social responsibility as it celebrates its 40th anniversary. read more
Amazon expands logistics reach - USA / China

Amazon expands logistics reach - USA / China

11/02/2016 - 11:52
San Francisco/Shanghai - Amazon.com is aggressively expanding its logistics operations in China as part of a broader effort to control the rising cost of shipping billions of packages. read more
Sears Holdings to accelerate closure of unprofitable stores - USA

Sears Holdings to accelerate closure of unprofitable stores - USA

10/02/2016 - 10:22
A combined 7.1% same-store sales decline at Sear and Kmart stores in the fourth quarter has parent company Sears Holdings vowing to undertake a wide range expense reduction and cash generating moves, including more store closings and asset sales. read more
Amazon moves into ocean shipping - USA

Amazon moves into ocean shipping - USA

15/01/2016 - 11:44
San Francisco - Amazon.com’s China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the US Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to US shoppers. read more
Barnes & Noble names a new IT leader - USA

Barnes & Noble names a new IT leader - USA

15/12/2015 - 10:06
The instability in the executive suite at Barnes & Noble continues, as the retailer has named the new CIO just months after installing a new chief digital officer.  read more
Online retail fraud attempts up 30% in past year - USA

Online retail fraud attempts up 30% in past year - USA

19/11/2015 - 11:41
Retailers are advised to brace for a higher level of fraud online and across all channels this holiday season. read more
California grocery chain to acquire 6 Haggen stores - USA

California grocery chain to acquire 6 Haggen stores - USA

17/11/2015 - 09:39
Gelson's Markets has won final approval to buy six Haggen properties in Southern California. read more
Target to debut smaller store format in Manhattan - USA

Target to debut smaller store format in Manhattan - USA

16/11/2015 - 09:05
Target Corp. is bringing its smaller-sized, urban format to one of lower Manhattan’s trendiest — and wealthiest — neighbourhoods. read more
Alibaba makes $5 billion in 90 minutes - China

Alibaba makes $5 billion in 90 minutes - China

11/11/2015 - 10:23
The world’s biggest online shopping holiday got off to a roaring start in China. read more
Costco adds more digital expertise to board - USA

Costco adds more digital expertise to board - USA

02/11/2015 - 10:28
For the second time in less than a month, Costco has elected a veteran of the telecommunications industry to serve on the retailer's board of directors. read more
Five Below looks for sales to sizzle with new agency - USA

Five Below looks for sales to sizzle with new agency - USA

23/10/2015 - 10:15
Five Below is looking to generate brand awareness and traffic after selecting a new advertising agency to handle creative and media duties. read more
US warns of fallout over SA chicken trade impasse - USA

US warns of fallout over SA chicken trade impasse - USA

21/10/2015 - 09:26
Washington - The United States vowed on Monday to press ahead with a review that could cut South Africa's access to trade benefits after the country missed a key deadline for resuming US poultry imports. read more
Walmart outlines three year growth plan - USA

Walmart outlines three year growth plan - USA

15/10/2015 - 08:23
The world’s largest retailer plans to grow sales by $45 billion to $60 billion in the next three years and spend $20 billion buying back its own shares. read more
Kohl's adds more same-day markets - USA

Kohl's adds more same-day markets - USA

13/10/2015 - 08:46
Kohl’s is speeding up its digital overhaul and expanding a new service that aims to attract shoppers who want their purchases to arrive as quickly as possible. read more
Sears Holdings makes big moves on home front - USA

Sears Holdings makes big moves on home front - USA

12/10/2015 - 09:50
Sears holdings has made a key acquisition to bolster its connected home effort and named a new executive to lead its home service division. read more
Walmart cuts 450 jobs at headquarters - USA

Walmart cuts 450 jobs at headquarters - USA

05/10/2015 - 08:52
The importance of expense control at Walmart became evident on Friday when the retailer confirmed it planned to eliminate 450 positions as part of a broader restructuring effort. read more
The hottest trend in food retailing is getting hotter - USA

The hottest trend in food retailing is getting hotter - USA

02/10/2015 - 09:20
Specialty products are driving what growth there is in the food channel these days and the trend shows no sign of abating. read more
It's all about image at eBay - USA

It's all about image at eBay - USA

29/09/2015 - 11:10
Proponents of the motto “image is everything” will be pleased with a new partnership eBay Inc. is launching. The online retail platform is teaming up with visual commerce platform Curalate to give publishers the ability to drive traffic and revenue from images sourced from Instagram.  read more
Major retailer CEO joins Yum Brands board - USA

Major retailer CEO joins Yum Brands board - USA

21/09/2015 - 09:00
The CEO of one of America’s most prominent discount retail chains has joined the board of directors of quick service restaurant operator Yum Brands. Target CEO Brian J. Cornell, 56, is now a member of the Yum Brands board. read more
Target unveils major store initiative to enhance shopper experience - USA

Target unveils major store initiative to enhance shopper experience - USA

17/09/2015 - 08:49
Target Corp. is launching a major and wide-ranging initiative to improve its in-store shopper experience.  read more
SA urged to stitch up footprint in US clothing

SA urged to stitch up footprint in US clothing

23/06/2015 - 09:17
US representatives at the Source Africa trade event last week were adamant local apparel manufacturers could sew up a viable patch of the growing US market. read more
Poultry producers’ shares fall on US chicken imports

Poultry producers’ shares fall on US chicken imports

10/06/2015 - 08:59
South Africa’s poultry producers’ shares were mostly down on Monday in a weak market after Pretoria opened its doors to US chicken imports under a deal reached at the weekend. read more
Amazon workers strike as Christmas orders peak - Germany

Amazon workers strike as Christmas orders peak - Germany

17/12/2014 - 11:16
Berlin - Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time. read more
Retail Strategy: Top Issues Facing Retail CIOs

Retail Strategy: Top Issues Facing Retail CIOs

21/11/2014 - 09:26
It wasn’t long ago that the main expectations for the retailer CIO were to keep the servers running, desktops patched, and store-based POS systems taking money.  read more
RetailROI launches #RetailFightsEbola relief campaign - USA

RetailROI launches #RetailFightsEbola relief campaign - USA

28/10/2014 - 10:33
Nashville - Responding to the Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa, the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) is launching a major campaign to help fight Ebola in Liberia. read more
Cape Town the 4th best city in the world

Cape Town the 4th best city in the world

24/10/2014 - 12:01
Luxury traveller magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, has released the results of its annual readers’ choice awards – revealing Cape Town as the best city in Africa, and fourth in world. read more
71% of SA wealth in hands of richest 10%

71% of SA wealth in hands of richest 10%

20/10/2014 - 11:58
Johannesburg - In South Africa, 63 000 people are among the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world.  read more
Rand gains as data hurts US dollar

Rand gains as data hurts US dollar

03/10/2014 - 09:59
Johannesburg - The rand strengthened against the US dollar on Thursday, extending its gains into a second session as the greenback slid on weaker-than-expected manufacturing activity.  read more
First Data: August spending strong - USA

First Data: August spending strong - USA

15/09/2014 - 09:12
Atlanta - Overall retail spending growth in August 2014 was the strongest in more than a year. According to the First Data SpendTrend report, retail, dollar volume growth reached 2.8% in August (compared to 2.6% in July), as back-to-school, shopping propelled spending growth in several retail categories. read more
Rand weakens to fresh 7-month low

Rand weakens to fresh 7-month low

15/09/2014 - 09:05
Johannesburg - The rand fell to seven-month lows against the dollar on Friday, largely reflecting a stronger greenback as recent data backs the case for monetary tightening in the United States.  read more
RetailNext: Retail performance improves in 2014- USA

RetailNext: Retail performance improves in 2014- USA

11/09/2014 - 10:27
California – Retail performance has continued to improve throughout 2014. read more
JSE ends 0.68% higher after getting a lift from banks‚ miners

JSE ends 0.68% higher after getting a lift from banks‚ miners

03/09/2014 - 09:52
The JSE finished higher on Tuesday after receiving support from banks and diversified miners. read more
Making of a Mark at Truworths

Making of a Mark at Truworths

27/08/2014 - 11:09
It will be the end of an era at Truworths when Michael Mark, one of the longest-standing and most successful CEOs of a JSE-listed company, steps down at the end of next June. read more
JLL: Retail development on fire in Florida

JLL: Retail development on fire in Florida

26/08/2014 - 09:13
Florida - Florida's retail development market is moving indoors. According to JLL research, nearly half of all retail commercial construction in Florida in the half of 2014 is taking place in malls and shopping centres. read more
Wal-Mart profit rises

Wal-Mart profit rises

15/08/2014 - 10:29
Washington - Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday posted a slight profit rise for its fiscal second quarter, as the world's largest retailer struggles with weak US same-store sales.  read more
Survey: One-in-three shoppers want to see items in person

Survey: One-in-three shoppers want to see items in person

15/08/2014 - 10:07
New Jersey – Almost one-in-three (31%) of U.S. consumers say wanting to see/feel items in person would make them shop at a physical store instead of online. read more
Russia sanctions threaten US poultry sector

Russia sanctions threaten US poultry sector

05/08/2014 - 13:38
Moscow - Russia's threatened ban on US poultry imports, the latest move in a sanctions skirmish over Moscow's support of rebels in Ukraine, has agriculture companies alert to the risks of a conflict that's already roiled trading of crops ranging from soy, beef, and fruit to California pistachios. read more
New fast-food chains set to topple giants

New fast-food chains set to topple giants

07/07/2014 - 14:39
United States - Fast-food titans McDonald's, Taco Bell and KFC are conquering the globe, but they are losing to the likes of In-N-Out Burger, Chipotle Mexican Grill and Chick-fil-A in the US, according to Consumer Reports' latest fast-food survey. read more
One winner in US bitcoin sale

One winner in US bitcoin sale

03/07/2014 - 11:31
The US Marshals Service had one winner in its auction of nearly 30,000 bitcoin, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, without revealing the name of the successful bidder. read more
Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp with integrated apps

Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp with integrated apps

06/06/2014 - 10:16
Apple has taken on Dropbox and WhatsApp with a series of software upgrades that mimic the rival apps’ services. At its annual conference for software developers, the firm unveiled iCloud Drive, an internet-based storage app, which works on Apple systems and PCs. read more
Microsoft launches larger surface Pro 3 to rival laptops

Microsoft launches larger surface Pro 3 to rival laptops

26/05/2014 - 09:57
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 3 - a bigger-screened, faster Windows 8 tablet than its predecessor. read more
Wal-Mart's Asda returns to growth

Wal-Mart's Asda returns to growth

16/05/2014 - 09:31
London - Supermarket Asda, the British arm of the world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, returned to underlying sales growth in its first quarter as price-cuts started to attract thrifty shoppers. read more
Retailers weigh on Wall Street

Retailers weigh on Wall Street

27/11/2012 - 07:59
New York - Wall Street slipped on Monday, pulling back from last week's gains, as retailers fell on concerns about heavy discounts at the start of the US holiday shopping season and the overhang of the “fiscal cliff” kept investors wary of making big bets. read more
Coca-Cola Profit Tops Analysts’ Estimates as Asia Sales Jump

Coca-Cola Profit Tops Analysts’ Estimates as Asia Sales Jump

08/02/2012 - 10:10
Coca-Cola Co., the world’s largest soft-drink maker, reported fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates as teas and juices boosted sales in Asia.  read more
Maize futures cut gains to end low

Maize futures cut gains to end low

31/01/2012 - 08:26
South African maize futures reversed earlier gains to finish the session weaker on Monday, as market players liquidated their positions on March contracts to focus on July contracts in an otherwise quite market, according to a local dealer.  read more
Dell abandons Android tablet in US

Dell abandons Android tablet in US

07/12/2011 - 10:31
San Francisco - Dell said on Monday it would halt sales of its Android tablet computer in the US market, as rival Amazon's new Kindle Fire has heated up in a market dominated by Apple's iPad. read more
US retail sales rise broadly

US retail sales rise broadly

16/11/2011 - 08:35
Washington - US retail sales rose broadly in October and a gauge of New York state manufacturing showed growth this month for the first time since May, suggesting the economy started the fourth quarter with vigour. read more
C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand in North America

C&C Group snaps up second largest cider brand in North America

09/11/2011 - 15:53
Irish beer & cider specialist C&C Group has acquired the Hornsby's Hard Cider brand from North America's E & J Gallo Winery for a cash consideration of up to €20m. The transaction includes trademarks, inventory, formulas and global rights to the second largest North American cider brand. read more
Fast Retailing May Buy Bigger Clothing Rival in U.S., Europe as Yen Gains

Fast Retailing May Buy Bigger Clothing Rival in U.S., Europe as Yen Gains

07/11/2011 - 09:01
Fast Retailing Co., Asia’s largest clothing chain, may buy a bigger rival in the U.S. or Europe after the yen’s advance to a postwar high against the dollar boosted the Japanese company’s purchasing power. read more
US retail sales fall

US retail sales fall

15/06/2011 - 07:49
Americans bought fewer cars in May, pulling retail sales down for the first time in nearly a year. Sales among U.S. retailers fell 0.2 percent last month, the Commerce Department said. It was the first decline after 10 straight increases. read more