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  • Gap names heads of namesake brand, Banana Republic Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Gap Inc. cut its full-year profit outlook Thursday after reporting a sales shortfall in the fiscal third quarter and announced management changes at its Gap and Banana Republic brands. Meanwhile, Andi Owen, 49, who heads Gap Outlet's division, will become global president for Banana Republic effective Jan. 5. The moves were spearheaded by Art Peck as he...

  • SATARA, India, Nov 20- After years of buying cooking oil sold in plastic bags at a village store, Indian farmer Kisan Pawar has made the jump to branded packs of soyoil from a retail chain. India's top edible oil importer Ruchi Soya sees the country's $8 billion branded oil market growing by up to 15 percent in 2015.. That's good news for overseas suppliers to the...

  • The report was based on Nielsen data on advertising exposure from 2013 and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. But Yale researchers said beverage companies continued to reach young people through sites like Facebook and Twitter as well as mobile apps, and much of that marketing promoted unhealthy products. The Yale report examined total...

  • Trivia time: Five surprising Mickey Mouse facts Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie" movie poster

    As the famous cartoon mouse's first appearance marks its 86th anniversary, Disney shares have a market cap of about $153 billion.

  • Revlon tries to turn heads with new marketing push Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:45 AM ET

    Revlon is looking for love to spice up its brand recognition. There also have been a number of new faces in executive offices at Revlon over the past year or so, as the New York company has attempted to re-energize growth. Revlon shares climbed 45 cents to $33.20 in midday trading Tuesday while broader indexes also rose slightly.

  • China convicts Web marketer in anti-rumor campaign Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:26 AM ET

    BEIJING— A Beijing court on Tuesday convicted an Internet marketer of illegal business practices and sentenced him to four years in prison for posting false information and deleting posts critical of his clients, in a case that state media have used to praise a government crackdown on online expression. Chaoyang District People's Court also fined Yang Xiuyu,...

  • Reynolds launching heat-not-burn cigarette Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— Reynolds American Inc. is launching a cigarette that heats tobacco rather than burning it, hoping to capitalize on the growing appetite for alternatives to traditional smokes. The nation's second-biggest tobacco company said Monday that it will begin selling Revo— a cigarette that uses a carbon tip that heats tobacco after being lit— in...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • Click here for beauty: The Birchbox method Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox

    Birchbox offers curated personal beauty packages, and it is helping to revolutionize and industry.

  • Why Cyber Monday may soon be a thing of the past Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:52 AM ET
    Ad on Macys.com

    Shoppers beware: The massive discounts and promotions after Thanksgiving and Christmas may soon be history, according to a retail report.

  • Nov 12- Dow AgroSciences said on Wednesday it will restrict sales of its new genetically modified corn and soybeans to prevent them from entering U.S. domestic or international grain marketing channels as it awaits import approval from China. The move by the agricultural unit of Dow Chemical Co is aimed at avoiding the type of market turmoil that hit Sygenta AG...

  • Nov 12- Dow AgroSciences said on Wednesday it will restrict sales of its new genetically modified corn and soybeans to prevent them from entering U.S. domestic or international marketing channels as it awaits import approval from China. The move by the agricultural unit of Dow Chemical Co is aimed at avoiding the type of market turmoil that hit Sygenta AG and...

  • Small businesses step up holiday social media game Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    The holiday social media marketing plan for New York- based Monif C. Plus Sizes includes contests promoted on Facebook with prizes like a $1,000 wardrobe. When Facebook users click on a link about a contest, they're taken to the New York- based retailer's website and their email addresses are recorded when they enter the contest. Clarke will also use social media...

  • Nov 12- Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive", asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them...

  • Nov 12- Wal-Mart stores Inc issued an "urgent agenda" memo to its store managers across the United States last month, laying out guidelines to boost sales of "chilled and fresh" food, the New York Times reported. The memo, marked "highly sensitive," asks Wal-Mart marketing managers to make sure they discount aging meat and baked goods to maximize chances of selling them...

  • Yahoo buys video ad service BrightRoll for $640 mln Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 11- Yahoo Inc will pay about $640 million for automated advertising service BrightRoll, beefing up its ability to sell video ads in real-time to marketers. The acquisition sustains Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree and sharpens the company's focus on video ads, which it hopes can offset declining Internet ad prices...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Two of Ford Motor Co's top executives will switch positions, the U.S. carmaker said on Friday, as new boss Mark Fields looks to develop senior managers. Jim Farley, global head of marketing, sales and services, will swap jobs with Stephen Odell, Ford's regional chief for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, effective Jan. 1. Europe is struggling to emerge from...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Ford Motor Co's regional chief for Europe, the Middle East and Africa will switch roles with the carmaker's global head of sales and marketing on Jan. 1, a senior company source said on Friday. The source confirmed an earlier report by trade publication Automotive News that Stephen Odell, 59, will move from his EMEA position to company headquarters in...

  • FORD EMEA CHIEF AND GLOBAL MARKETING HEAD TO SWITCH JOBS- SENIOR COMPANY SOURCE.

  • *Swedish Match looks to expand snus in U.S. market. But the future for main manufacturer Swedish Match may hinge on efforts to convince U.S. authorities these small pouches, banned on health grounds in the rest of the European Union, are less harmful than most other tobacco products. "It could potentially be an important catalyst," Swedish Match CEO Lars Dahlgren...