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  • *Delivery delays in UK after "Black Friday" surge. BERLIN/ PARIS, Dec 18- The Christmas rush is exposing the limitations of internet-only retailers as surging orders cause delivery delays, allowing Europe's shops to fight back with "click and collect" services and more in-store theatre. Britain's biggest department store group John Lewis, which was early to...

  • Dec 17- Canadian department store operator Hudson's Bay Co named Toys R Us Inc's former chief executive Gerald Storch as its new CEO, as the owner of Lord& Taylor and Saks chains looks to expand its online presence. Hudson's Bay's total online sales touched C $228 million in the third quarter, accounting for about 12 percent of the company's retail sales.

  • Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 2:11 AM ET

    The Swedish furniture giant IKEA already warned Russian consumers that its prices will rise Thursday, which resulted in weekend-like crowds at a Moscow store on a Wednesday afternoon. Apple, for one, has halted all online sales in Russia. We are just a few days away from a full-blown run on the banks, " Russia's leading business daily Vedomosti said in an editorial...

  • Apple stops sales in Russia, citing unstable ruble Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:02 PM ET

    CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country's currency. The ruble plunged by as much as 20 percent Tuesday, even after Russia's central bank increased interest rates sharply in an attempt to shore up the currency. Cupertino, California-...

  • Campbell Soup innovates with organics  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    Campbell Soup Company CEO Denise Morrison, shares her consumer forecast, and discusses how her company is making products more available to consumers.

  • Steven Boal, Coupons.com CEO, discusses the impact of mobile shopping on retail sales, and the company's stock price.

  • BERLIN, Dec 15- 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. Labor union Verdi said that it expected at least 2,000 workers to join the strike at five of Amazon's nine distribution centers in...

  • Fastest shippers: Who's winning?  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Insight to which shippers and retailers are getting holiday gifts delivered the fastest, with CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • FedEx readies more than 600 aircraft  Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    FedEx is expecting another record setting holiday shipping season. FedEx SVP of Services Patrick Fitzgerald, touches on last year's conditions, and how this year compares.

  • BERLIN, Dec 15- Workers at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a fresh 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. Labour union Verdi said the strike had started at five of Amazon's nine distribution centres in Germany but added it would only know...

  • Union calls 3-day strike at German Amazon centers Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    BERLIN— A union has launched a three-day strike at five Amazon.com distribution centers in Germany, the latest in a string of walkouts in a long-running wage dispute with the American online retailer. Amazon has more than 9,000 full-time employees in Germany. Amazon says its distribution warehouses in Germany are logistics centers and employees earn...

  • Volvo to launch online car sales in marketing shift Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 15- Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW. "The plan is to have all our car lines in all our markets offered digitally," Volvo sales chief Alain Visser said in an interview. But Volvo has assured its 2,000 global dealerships, half of which are in Europe, that it has no...

  • German union calls new strike at Amazon warehouses Friday, 12 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Dec 12- German union Verdi has called a fresh three-day strike at five Amazon warehouses, increasing pressure on the online retailer during the busy pre-Christmas period in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Verdi said in a statement on Friday it had called on workers to strike at distribution centres in Bad Hersfeld, Leipzig, Graben,...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 12- It took China's biggest retail chain Suning all last year to generate sales of about $17 billion. Big retailers like Suning Commerce Group Co Ltd and foreign rivals Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Best Buy Co Inc are struggling to attract customers to their traditional stores in China, where online shopping is booming. This week, Wal-Mart said it had...

  • Senate OKs tighter Internet sales tax collection Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— Amazon and other online retailers with ties to Michigan would have to collect its 6 percent sales tax on purchases under legislation approved Thursday by a divided Senate. It won approval on a 21-16 vote in the GOP- controlled Senate, picking up support from 11 Democrats and 10 Republicans. The bills could raise in the ballpark of $50 million a year...

  • China's Xiaomi stopped from selling handsets in India Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. has been barred by an Indian court from selling its handsets in the country for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson. Judge G.P. Mittal of the New Delhi High Court also ruled earlier this week that Xiaomi's Indian distributor, online retailer Flipkart, is prohibited from selling the...

  • Ebay considering cutting 10 pct of workforce - WSJ Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Dec 10- Online retailer eBay Inc is mulling over a plan to cut thousands of jobs early next year, as it readies to spin off its PayPal unit, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the company's thinking. "We are focused on running the business and setting eBay and PayPal up for success as independent companies," eBay spokeswoman Amanda Miller...

  • Dec 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc promoted Judith Mckenna, a 20- year company veteran, to the post of chief operating officer in the retailer's latest reshuffling of senior management under U.S. chief Greg Foran. McKenna will continue to oversee growth of its small format stores and the integration of e-commerce and store operations, two important tasks that were...

  • 2015 holiday retail winners & losers  Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 12:30 PM ET

    Steve Sadove, former chairman & CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue, provides his outlook for the holiday retail season, and comments on JC Penney's turnaround.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Congress is moving this week toward putting off until 2015 any conclusive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon said on Tuesday, as expected, that a one-year extension of a moratorium on any new taxation of Internet access will be...