BERLIN, May 31- Germany's Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday he would welcome an alternative offer for industrial robot maker Kuka following Chinese home-appliance maker Midea's 4.5 billion-euro takeover bid. "Of course I would view it as appropriate if there were at least an alternative offer from Germany or Europe," Gabriel told reporters. » Read More
Athletic shoemaker Puma teamed up with one of England's top-flight soccer clubs, Arsenal FC, to promote a sponsorship deal.
Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.
Gillette hopes its FlexBall razor can boost stagnant razor sales with a nifty new swiveling feature.
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Lululemon Athletica forecast lower-than-expected current-quarter results, after posting a profit that was almost unchanged from a year earlier.
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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.
Kobe Bryant debuted his latest pair of basketball shoes this week—the only question now is when he'll take the court in them.
Sara Blakely, the inventor of Spanx and founder of the women's undergarment company that's made her a billionaire, recounts an embarrassing BBC interview in which she used a word that has a very different meaning in England than it has in the U.S.
Black Friday just keeps getting earlier and earlier! Macy's is giving in to the trend and says it will be open on Thanksgiving day.
The Toronto Star sent reporter Raveena Aulakh to work undercover at a Bangladesh garment factory and found a nine-year-old girl working there.
A California jury found Toyota not liable in a wrongful death lawsuit over alleged defects that caused some vehicles to unexpectedly accelerate.
Tesla's Elon Musk defended the Tesla after one caught fire, saying such an incident would've been much worse with a gasoline-powered vehicle.
Jake Bronstein says he's discovered a largely untapped vein of demand for premium, American-made men's underwear.
To ease temperature-related complaints, mattress sellers have launched several new products after noticing that couples and hot flash-suffering women were having restless nights.
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C.V. Ramachandran, Head, Asia at Alix Partners speaks about the shift in China's changing consumer landscape and growth opportunities in the sector.
A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores and Inditex inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world's largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.
Stanley Thai, Founder and Executive Chairman of Supermax tells CNBC how he built the world's second largest glove maker.