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  • Can Adidas be 'cool' again? One exec thinks so Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    An Adidas Store is shown at the Galleria Mall in Houston.

    Can Adidas recover from 7 percent sales slip to become 'cool' again in the U.S.?

  • *Vestel says facing surge in mobile phone imports to Turkey. GENEVA, March 23- The European Union and Taiwan have said a bid by Turkish appliance manufacturer Vestel to get Ankara to impose emergency import tariffs on mobile phones would probably be illegal if it is approved, according to documents published on Monday. Turkey notified the World Trade...

  • Electrolux uses motor industry ideas in productivity push Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:02 AM ET

    *30 pct of production remains in Europe, North America. The Swedish group has called an end to major plant moves out of Europe and North America. American CEO Keith McLoughlin is using modularisation, a motor industry technique that has come late to home appliances, and Electrolux has recruited from the likes of Volkswagen AG.

  • Up for grabs: NBA uniform and apparel contract Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 4:18 PM ET
    A shopper walks past Adidas AG merchandise in Beijing, China, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012. Adidas, the exclusive maker of National Basketball Association (NBA) uniforms.

    Adidas announced it will not be renewing its partnership with the NBA when its current contract expires following the 2016-2017 season.

  • TORONTO, March 5- Kit and Ace, a Canadian apparel start-up backed by the billionaire founder of Lululemon, will open stores in London, Australia and Japan this year, ahead of schedule, prompted partly by choice real estate, one of its senior executives said. The ramp-up in Kit and Ace's growth plans comes as Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Chip Wilson, who announced...

  • Whirlpool profit drops due to acquisition costs Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    An employee works on a Whirlpool washing machine at the company's operations plant in Clyde, Ohio.

    Whirlpool on Wednesday said its fourth-quarter profit fell due to costs from recent acquisitions, but excluding costs, the results beat expectations.

  • Global auto sales remain on uptrend: IHS Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Toyota dealership, auto dealer, auto sales

    Car sales are set to rise again this year, albeit at a slower pace, continuing a five-year recovery, boosted by Chinese and U.S. demand, IHS forecasts.

  • Teen fashion retailers are going out of style Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    A Deb Shop in Westland, Michigan

    Deb Shops, the once popular teen fashion retailer, won court approval on Wednesday to begin going-out-of-business sales for nearly 300 stores.

  • China tech firms bet on Misfit Wearables Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:41 PM ET
    China tech firms bet on Misfit Wearables

    Sonny Vu, President & CEO of U.S. start-up Misfit Wearables, discusses the firm's $40 million investment from Chinese tech firms Xiaomi and JD.com

  • Global Brands teams up with David Beckham Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Global Brands teams up with David Beckham

    Bruce Rockowitz, CEO of Global Brands, and football star David Beckham discuss their new project to build brands with high profile sports and entertainment icons.

  • Whirlpool posts higher profit but reduces forecast Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:11 AM ET
    A customer talks to a sales associate in front of a row of Whirlpool washing and drying machines.

    Whirlpool posted a higher profit on increased sales of its washers and dryers, cooktops, stoves, and refrigerators in North America and Europe.

  • Under Armour shares fall as sales growth slows Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Under Armour

    Sports apparel maker Under Armour reported slowing quarterly growth in its apparel business, sending its shares down about 6 percent in early trading.

  • Puma inks deal with Arsenal, throws a big party Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET
    Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (L) celebrates with Olivier Giroud (R)

    Athletic shoemaker Puma teamed up with one of England's top-flight soccer clubs, Arsenal FC, to promote a sponsorship deal.

  • Nike earnings beat estimates; shares edge higher Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Gillette aims for a swivel in sales from new razor Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Gillette hopes its FlexBall razor can boost stagnant razor sales with a nifty new swiveling feature.

  • Retail earnings to blossom? Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:27 PM ET
    Retail earnings to blossom?

    What to make of CEOs who blame weather for poor sales, and what investors can expect from spring sales, with Mary Epner, Mary Epner retail analysis.

  • Retailers feel spring fever Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:25 PM ET
    Retailers feel spring fever

    Gap will report earnings after the closing bell. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports on a few positive earnings surprises from other retailers.

  • Lululemon forecasts lower first-quarter results Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    A sign is displayed on a Lululemon Athletica Inc. store in Pasadena, California.

    Lululemon Athletica forecast lower-than-expected current-quarter results, after posting a profit that was almost unchanged from a year earlier.

  • As US speedskaters struggle, focus turns to suits Friday, 14 Feb 2014 | 9:28 AM ET
    Heather Richardson of the United States competes during the Women's 1000m Speed Skating event on day 6 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Adler Arena Skating Center on February 13, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    U.S. speedskating team's miserable performance during the first week of the Olympics has turned the speculation to their high-tech skinsuits.

  • JC Penney's plan: Out with the new, in with the old Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 2:03 PM ET

    After two years of declining sales, J.C. Penney is reducing some high-profile brands introduced by former CEO Ron Johnson and reviving old labels.