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  • 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...

  • 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
    2015 holiday retail winners & losers

    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...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Congress is expected this week to put off until 2015 any decisive action on a tangle of Internet tax issues, including online access taxes and online state sales taxes. "What we're looking at is kicking the can down the road and putting this issue into 2015," said Clay Brockman, an analyst at Height Securities. A $1.1- trillion stopgap...

  • The other wealth gap: 5 luxe brands outpace online Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    A Michael Kors retail location in New York.

    Five luxury labels accounted for nearly 70 percent of desktop and mobile market share through August, a report by PM Digital says.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that companies do not have to pay workers for the time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts in a case involving an Amazon.com Inc warehousing contractor. Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, is not directly involved in the case. Jesse Busk and Laurie Castro, U.S. Supreme...

  • Like to haggle? Amazon's now got you covered Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 6:54 AM ET

    Amazon.com on Tuesday debuted a new "Make an Offer" purchasing option, which allows shoppers to negotiate lower prices on more than 150,000 items.

  • These retailers are winning in online sales: Storch Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    Macy's Facebook page ahead of Black Friday.

    Online sales are seeing double-digit growth this season, but the cost of digital retail is squeezing margins, former Toys R Us CEO Gerald Storch says.

  • Boutrous represented the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. Gibson Dunn is not the only law firm to turn Supreme Court appearances into gold. After the firm Sidley Austin won a Supreme Court patent case for eBay, it earned at least $10 million in unrelated legal fees from the online retailer, say people with...

  • Asia's answer to Cyber Monday   Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 | 10:20 PM ET
    12.12 Online Fever: Asia's answer to Cyber Monday

    Tito Costa, Managing Director of Zalora Group, describes the firm's online shopping event taking place on Friday, December 12.

  • How Lazada is tapping Asian e-commerce   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 10:33 PM ET
    How Lazada is tapping Asian e-commerce

    Maximilian Bittner, CEO at Lazada Group, discusses the start-up's plans to dominate the online shopping space in Asia.

  • Dec 4- Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc forecast a current-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates and reported its fifth straight fall quarterly income as weak mall traffic and online competition hurt sales. American Eagle along with teen apparel retailers Aeropostale Inc and Abercrombie& Fitch Co have been struggling to boost...

  • Cramer: Mall stores hurting?   Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 9:05 AM ET
    Cramer: Mall stores hurting?

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the impact of lower fuel on retail sales.

  • Girl Scout troops sought online cookie sales: CEO Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    Girl Scouts of America CEO Anna Maria Chavez tells CNBC the idea for selling cookies online came from the troops that sell them.

  • Who's the best mobile shopper? Try the rich Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Mobile phone

    Mobile sales nearly tripled on Cyber Monday on sites operated by Yoox, which runs online stores for the likes of Armani and Valentino.

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Britain plans to introduce a 25 percent tax to target multinationals such as tech companies Google and Amazon accused of using complex accounting schemes to cut their payments on earnings. Companies including Google, coffee shop chain Starbucks and internet retailer Amazon have paid minimal corporate tax in Britain by shifting revenues to...