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  • NEW YORK— Google's mobile payment service, Android Pay, arrived in the U.K. on Wednesday, marking its first expansion outside the U.S. It joins Apple Pay, which launched there nearly a year ago. Consumers in the U.S. and U.K. will be able to add stores' loyalty programs to Android Pay to earn rewards.

  • Ralph Lauren's net income fell to $41 million, or 49 cents per share, in the quarter ended April 2, from $124 million, or $1.41 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned 88 cents per share, above the average analyst estimate of 83 cents, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue fell 1 percent to $1.87 billion, but came in above analysts' average...

  • Leena Munjal said Sears planned to test the small format with a handful of openings this year, offering new details of a strategy that was first outlined at the company's annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday. The initial pilot store- due to open next week in Colorado- will be its first non-specialty store opening since 2005.. The first location will be a...

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    The fast food chain plans to open more restaurants in China, South Korea and Hong Kong.

  • PARIS, March 10- Carrefour, the world's second-largest retailer, said on Thursday it would step up investments to renovate and open stores this year to cement its turnaround in Europe and revive weak sales in China. In response the company, which makes about three-quarters of its sales in Europe, has cut prices and costs, accelerated expansion into convenience...

  • VANCOUVER, Feb 21- Kit and Ace, the retail start-up launched by Lululemon Athletica Inc founder Chip Wilson's family, has laid off roughly 10 percent of staff at its Vancouver headquarters, as the closely-held company slows its rapid pace of expansion. Launched by Chip Wilson's wife and son in 2014, Kit and Ace went from a single shop in Vancouver to 61 locations...

  • WAL-MART STORES SAYS PLANS TO OPEN 200 TO 240 NEW STORES OVERSEAS IN THE COMING YEAR.

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    Starbucks said it aims to open 500 stores in China this year, shrugging off a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 12- Starbucks Corp, the world's largest coffee chain, said on Tuesday it aims to open 500 stores in China this year, shrugging off a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy that has hit global retailers. Starbucks executives have said they have not seen a systemic slowdown in China, even as the country's cooling economy has been blamed for soft...

  • LONDON, Dec 17- British clothing and food retailer Marks& Spencer is to open its first store in Beijing on Friday, part of its strategy in China to focus on flagship stores in the largest cities, while expanding online. The firm said the store would build on the growing popularity in Beijing for M&S products through its online sites on Chinese marketplaces...