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The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, starting in Sydney to kick off a global sales cycle.
*CEO expects Vietnam sale to conclude this year. *Still confident in China market. ROME, Sept 10- Germany's Metro AG is working to become much more sensitive to local markets as it gears up for international acquisitions, seeking to buck a trend of big Western retailers struggling to succeed outside their home markets.
Apple holds its fall product launch today; event will be live-streamed.
Sept 8- Macy's Inc said on Tuesday that consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc will set up outlets in 10 Macy's stores from November on a test basis. The Best Buy shops will occupy about 300 square feet and be staffed by Best Buy employees, who will sell Samsung smartphones, tablets and smart watches and audio devices and accessories from Samsung and other...
Amazon reportedly planning $50 tablet
Gianfranco Lanci, president and COO of Lenovo, shares his outlook on the PC market and explains why he thinks it will recover.
MOSCOW, Aug 28- Russian consumer electronics and white goods retailer M.video said its online sales surged in the past week as a renewed weakening in the rouble prompted some consumers to splash out on durable goods. The rouble fell sharply against the dollar on Aug. 24, approaching its 2015 low, as prices of oil, Russia's chief export, skidded.
Aug 25- Best Buy Co Inc, owner of the biggest U.S. electronics chain, reported an unexpected increase in quarterly sales, helped by demand for appliances, TVs and mobile phones. Best Buy has cut jobs, closed stores and streamlined its management structure in an effort to boost profit and margins and compete better with online and big-box retailers.
Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst at Enderle Group, says Hewlett-Packard's plans to split itself into two separate companies on November 1 are unnerving employees and investors.
The streaming device unavailable to purchase on Amazon; does that mean it's time for an upgrade?
Aug 14- Retailer Target Corp said its vice president in charge of household supplies, electronics and sporting goods was leaving as the company narrows its focus to products such as apparel, wellness products and children's items. Jose Barra, who was promoted to the role of vice president for merchandising essentials and hardlines in May last year, leaves four...
BEIJING, Aug 10- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will invest $4.6 billion in top-tier Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd, its biggest step yet into China's burgeoning alliances between online and offline firms. Alibaba is paying 28.3 billion yuan for a 19.99 percent stake in Suning, which will in turn invest 14 billion yuan to acquire 1.1...
LONDON, July 31- British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone has agreed to sell The Phone House Portugal, further streamlining its business as it focuses on markets where it has a leading position. Following completion, expected by the end of next month, Dixons Carphone will receive a small cash consideration. Shares in Dixons Carphone, up 36...
Sony reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit, boosted by strong sales of smartphone camera sensors and PlayStation4 videogames.
SAO PAULO, July 29- Brazil's biggest retailer, GPA SA, reported progress renovating stores, bringing down rents and finding new real estate in the midst of a sharp economic downturn, as investors looked past its first quarterly loss in almost a decade. Since then the group that started with a supermarket has added electronics chains, convenience stores and an...
CP Leung, chief executive of Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong, introduces the highlights at this year's event, such as Sony's Project Morpheus and Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system.
Ji-Soo Lee, senior consultant at the Center For Good Corporate Governance, outlines his expectations for a shareholder vote on a merger of two Samsung companies on Friday.
If the merger of Cheil and Samsung C&T fails, Samsung Electronics will become a vulnerable target of activist funds, says Michael Na, Korea strategist at Nomura.
Google unveils "buy" button for mobile search ads.
*Q2 sales 21.4 bln euros vs poll 21.3 bln euros. PARIS, July 16- Carrefour, Europe's largest retailer, on Thursday reported a slowdown in second-quarter sales reflecting competitive pressure in its top French market and slumping sales in China amid weak consumption. Carrefour finance head Pierre-Jean Sivignon said the market consensus for 2015 earnings...