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Bucking retailer trend, Starbucks shuts online store

Starbucks, bucking a retailer trend focused on beefing up company-owned online stores, has shut its e-commerce site for the United States in an effort to drive more traffic to stores

4 Oct 2017

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Pentawards 2017 - best of global packaging

The world's best product packaging was displayed at the Pentawards 2017 in Barcelona this past week

27 Sep 2017

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Food labelling pact aims to cut food waste

Many of the world's largest retailers and food companies have agreed to better labelling of products by 2020 in a bid to radically cut food waste

21 Sep 2017

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Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: report

The chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife

15 Sep 2017

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Lego cuts jobs, overhauls business following drop in revenue

Iconic Danish toymaker Lego is set to shed 1,400 jobs after suffering its worst financial performance in over a decade

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Sep 2017

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McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply

McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs

25 Aug 2017

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Can online take-away businesses deliver for investors?

A queasy mix of excitement, hope and cash has for some years now been mixing together in the food delivery sector and that rarely proves to be a recipe for success

By Kevin Murphy 23 Aug 2017

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Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions

18 Aug 2017

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Aldo acquisition of Camuto Group births new footwear giant

Canadian shoe company Aldo has agreed to acquire the footwear and accessories operations of the Connecticut-based Camuto Group

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Aug 2017

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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

PARIS - Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

2 Oct 2017

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Ikea buys on-demand help startup TaskRabbit

Ikea has announced a deal to acquire on-demand help startup TaskRabbit as the world's largest furniture retailer grabbed a seat in the online sharing economy

29 Sep 2017

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Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacket

Levi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google

26 Sep 2017

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Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company

Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant Unilever said Monday it was buying a leading South Korean cosmetics and skincare company for €2.27 billion

26 Sep 2017

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Gaps in customer intelligence, delivery limiting opportunities - new CMO report

New research from Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council, SAP Hybris and SellingPower magazine indicates that sales and marketing need to own customer experience strategy

19 Sep 2017

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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Retailer Toys 'R' Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores

19 Sep 2017

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China's sharing economy now embraces sex dolls

China has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme

18 Sep 2017

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Your organic T-shirt is doomed to end up in a dump

Recently Marie Claire, a major fashion magazine, published its first-ever sustainability issue. It represents one of the first times mainstream fashion

By Anika Kozlowski 15 Sep 2017

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L'Oreal drops trans model over controversial comments

French cosmetics giant L'Oreal confirmed it had dropped a British transgender model over comments the company deemed "at odds with our values,"

4 Sep 2017

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BAT announces overhaul of its organisational and management structures

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco (BAT) said on Thursday it had overhauled its organisational and management structures

By Karl Gernetzky 1 Sep 2017

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Contaminated eggs show continuing problems with supply chain

Another food scandal: this time eggs used for making sandwiches and other processed products that contain traces of an insecticide called fipronil

By Lisa Jack 17 Aug 2017

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