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Could 'buy online pickup in store' uplift brick-and-mortar retail?

The third annual JDA Consumer Survey reveals that about 54% of respondents prefer to shop in-store to other channels...

26 Jul 2017

Nestlé first half profit slips on strong Swiss franc

ZURICH - Swiss food giant Nestlé announced on Thursday slightly lower first half profits compared to last year, with the strong Swiss franc and Maggi instant noodles recall in India undercutting robust sales...

14 Aug 2015

Alibaba takes hit as growth cools

NEW YORK - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba turned in a disappointing quarterly report on Wednesday showing sales growth cooling...

14 Aug 2015

Adidas reports higher sales, modest profit rise

BERLIN - German sportswear and equipment maker Adidas on Thursday reported higher sales and a slight profit rise for the second quarter, despite falling revenues in its golf division...

11 Aug 2015

Coca-Cola earnings rise despite dollar drag

NEW YORK - Coca-Cola reported higher quarterly profits on Wednesday as increased sales in North America offset lower revenues overseas due in part to the strong dollar...

24 Jul 2015

Woolworths chief quits, 1,200 jobs to go

SYDNEY: Australian supermarket giant Woolworths said on Wednesday its chief executive will quit and 1,200 jobs faced the axe after months of disappointing sales...

18 Jun 2015

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015