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Consumer Discretionary Consumer Durables and Apparel

  • *Berlin reviews powers to block foreign takeovers. *China also scrutinising outbound investment projects. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 9- Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about haemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc has won a bankruptcy auction for U.S. fashion retailer American Apparel LLC after raising its offer to around $88 million, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The auction for the retailer also attracted an offer from California- based apparel maker Next Level Apparel, a source said earlier on...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 9- Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc has won a bankruptcy auction for U.S. fashion retailer American Apparel LLC after raising its offer to around $88 million, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The auction for the retailer, famous for its sexually-charged advertising, also attracted an offer from California- based apparel...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 6- California- based apparel maker Next Level Apparel has submitted an offer to challenge a $66 million bid from Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc for bankrupt American Apparel LLC, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. It could not be determined whether any other bids submitted for American Apparel were qualified to challenge...

  • *Berlin reviews powers to block foreign takeovers. *China also scrutinizing outbound investment projects. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Jan 9- Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about hemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any...

  • A Lululemon Athletica store in Pasadena, California.

    Yoga and leisure apparel retailer Lululemon Athletica said on Monday it had narrowed its profit and revenue forecasts for the fourth quarter of 2016.

  • Jan 6- Amazon.com Inc's digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google's Android system. Most strikingly, Chinese firm Huawei Technologies Co, which manufactures smartphones running on the Android operating system produced by Alphabet Inc's Google,...

  • LONDON, Jan 6- Brewer Anheuser Busch InBev and coffee maker Keurig Green Mountain have teamed up to develop a countertop appliance that could dispense alcoholic drinks in the home. Keurig is part of privately held JAB Holding, the investment vehicle of Austria's billionaire Reimann family. JAB Chief Executive Olivier Goudet is also the chairman of AB InBev, the...

  • The bankruptcy auction of Los Angeles- based American Apparel, which made its branding theme "Made in the U.S.A", will determine the future of a major clothing manufacturing plant in California, one of the most expensive U.S. states in terms of labor costs. Amazon and Forever 21, as well as California- based apparel maker Next Level Apparel and brand licensor...

  • Founder Mike Lindell demonstrates MyPillow.

    On Tuesday, the Better Business Bureau slapped MyPillow with an "F" rating and revoked its accreditation.

  • Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recalls Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodie sweatshirts.

    Walt Disney Parks and Resorts recalled about 15,000 Minnie and Mickey Mouse infant hoodie sweatshirts on Wednesday due to a choking hazard.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 27- Two Chinese companies and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in a digital mapping company controlled by Germany's leading carmakers to help them develop self-driving cars. China is pushing the development of electric and autonomous cars and has made several high-profile investments in high tech...

  • *NavInfo, Tencent, GIC buying 10 pct stake in HERE. FRANKFURT, Dec 27- Chinese mapping firm NavInfo, internet group Tencent and Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC are buying a 10 percent stake in digital maps company HERE, the latest in a string of Chinese acquisitions in Europe. Germany carmakers Audi, BMW and Daimler bought HERE from Nokia for 2.55 billion euros...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 15- Campaigners say new global rules to protect endangered tree species will be a test for Hong Kong, already grappling to deal with its role as a conduit for illegal timber flooding into China to meet demand for fancy furniture. China and Hong Kong have until Jan. 2 to implement a U.N. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species rule set in...

  • Pedestrians walk past an Under Armour Inc. store in Shanghai, China, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015.

    The spike follows Under Armour's announcement that it will change the ticker symbols of its Class A (UA) and Class C (UA.C) common stocks.

  • Tommy Hilfiger and the business of fashion

    Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger visits the NYSE to discuss his life in fashion and the apparel retail sector.

  • Under Armour

    The No. 2 U.S. sportswear maker reported its slowest quarterly sales growth in six years, hurt by slowing growth in North America.

  • Fast Retailing is on the right track: Analyst

    The casual wear brand is banking on its overseas business and e-commerce for further growth, says BNP Paribas Securities' Mikihiko Yamato.

  • Tommy John undershirts

    Competition in the men's undergarment sector goes to prove how willing consumers are to invest in quality and value.

  • The new Yeezy Boost 350 V2, launching on September 24, 2016

    An opportunity to turn a profit of as much as 500 percent awaited Yeezy buyers on the global sneaker resale market, said StockX CEO Josh Luber.