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  • A Pepsi phone is coming... but only to China Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 3:29 PM ET

    PepsiCo said on Monday it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the next few months.

  • China's impact on Hong Kong's luxury goods industry has deepened, with rent in the top shopping streets dropping by 40%, the FT reports.

  • Facebook adds 'shop' tab to push e-commerce Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 10:55 AM ET
    Facebook shopping feature

    Facebook has taken another step toward its goal of making it easier for brands to reach customers and drive sales on mobile devices.

  • Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer's CEO Jean-Claude Biver gestures during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Western Switzerland.

    Switzerland’s luxury watch industry is making a leap from the traditional to win customers back from disruptors like Apple, TAG Heuer's CEO told CNBC.

  • AB InBev raises proposed offer for rival SABMiller Monday, 12 Oct 2015 | 8:48 AM ET
    Bottles of SABMiller's Miller Lite and Anheuser-Busch InBev's Budweiser beer.

    Anheuser-Busch InBev has raised its takeover offer for SABMiller to £43.50 a share, the FT reports, citing people familiar with the deal.

  • TpT: The site that can make teachers millionaires? Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 3:00 PM ET
    Teacher lesson plan

    Some teachers are starting to cash in on the lessons they teach, with help from an online education resource called TeachersPayTeachers.

  • The 'buy one, give one' model is still growing Sunday, 11 Oct 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Usher delivers Yoobi supplies to Hillcrest Elementary School in LA.

    Yoobi, a Los Angeles-based school supplies company, is part of a larger trend: The company donates supplies to schools in need with every purchase.

  • Walmart names Biggs as next CFO Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    Brett Biggs, named new CFO of Walmart.

    Wal-Mart said Chief Financial Officer Charles Holley would retire on Dec. 31, and named Walmart International CFO Brett Biggs as his successor.

  • Columbia Sportswear's plan for $4B in sales Friday, 9 Oct 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    A Columbia Sportswear store in downtown Seattle, Washington.

    Columbia Sportswear is shooting to once again double its revenues — this time to $4 billion — in half the time.

  • Those $7 skinny jeans are a holiday spoiler Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 11:47 AM ET
    Shoppers browse sale merchandise at a Sears store in Peoria, Illinois.

    The National Retail Federation predicts holiday sales will increase 3.7 percent, in line with several other industry forecasts.

  • H&M's holiday help: Beauty and Balmain Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Just in time for the holidays, H&M has launched a new beauty line.

    With the holiday season expected to be as competitive as ever, H&M has a number of new offerings to bolster its sales.

  • Amazon challenges Etsy with Amazon Handmade Thursday, 8 Oct 2015 | 7:39 AM ET
    A worker prepares packaged products for shipment at an Amazon Fulfilment Center in Tracy, California.

    The Seattle-based retailer says the site sprang from customer feedback and site searches for crafty items.

  • Stephon Marbury calls Michael Jordan 'greedy' Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 6:43 PM ET
    Stephon Marbury on Beijing Sports Radio in Beijing.

    Stephon Marbury took to Twitter this week to promote his sneaker brand and criticize basketball great and entrepreneur Michael Jordan.

  • We could have a pumpkin shortage Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    We could have a pumpkin shortage

    There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, according to crop experts in Illinois, the country's top pumpkin-producing state.

  • Urban Outfitters to end on-call shifts in New York Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 10:02 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of an Urban Outfitters store in New York.

    Apparel retailer Urban Outfitters agreed to end on-call shifts for New York workers, joining brands like Gap and Victoria's Secret.

  • Jet.com pivots business model, kills annual fee Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 11:53 AM ET

    Jet.com, the discount shopping site, will get rid of its $50 annual membership fee to attract more customers. Re/code reports.

  • Wal-Mart taking on Target in yet another category Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 2:38 PM ET
    Walmart customers push carts past reusable shopping bags in Los Angeles.

    Wal-Mart on Tuesday announced a series of initiatives to beef up its health and wellness offerings.

  • Here's why holiday spending forecasts may not matter Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Young shoppers shopping

    Retailers are no longer concerned with overall consumer spending during the year's largest selling season, according to PwC.

  • McDonald's all-day breakfast targeting key segment Tuesday, 6 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    McDonald's Egg McMuffin

    There's good reason why the Golden Arches would want to pivot and launch all-day breakfast.

  • General Mills recalls 1.8M Cheerios boxes Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 3:46 PM ET

    General Mills on Monday issued a recall of Cheerios cereal because certain products labeled as gluten-free contained wheat.

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