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    Amazon: bouncy castle

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  1. April 12, 2016

    The anti-gay backlash in the American south

    If you are buying, we are selling,” says the sign on a bakery in Mississippi. That is as it should be. Yet the state’s...

  2. April 10, 2016

    The little things that lead to contentment in the office

    Having a job you find meaningful and enjoyable, and colleagues you get along well with, will probably leave you feeling...

  3. April 6, 2016

    Walmart – trouble in store

    Linda McKinney wells up when she talks about the closure of the Walmart supercentre in McDowell County, West Virginia....

  4. February 18, 2016

    IBM has best rally in more than four years

    IBM posted its best rally in more than four years after Morgan Stanley said the markets had “under-appreciated” Big...

  5. February 18, 2016

    Asda suffers steepest quarterly fall in sales

    Asda, the Walmart-owned supermarket chain, reported its steepest quarterly fall in sales, as discount operators opened...

  6. February 18, 2016

    Walmart suffers worst sales performance in 35 years

    Walmart reported its first annual sales decline since at least 1980, underlining the stiff challenges it faces...

  7. February 10, 2016

    Defensive stocks: pay to not play

    If you are one of those wise people who is greedy when others are fearful, fetch your wallet. The S&P 500 is down...

  8. February 10, 2016

    Lessons in employee trust from the UK’s health service

    If one piece of your business performs far better than others, then unless the customers or staff are vastly different,...

  9. February 7, 2016

    No free lunches but plenty of cheap ones

    Tradeoffs have long been at the centre of economics. The aphorism “there is no such thing as a free lunch” captures a...

  10. February 3, 2016

    Regulators are failing to block fraudulent adverts

    You might have thought that an industry in which a tenth of transactions are fraudulent, which leaks billions of...

  11. January 15, 2016

    Walmart to close 269 stores as it revamps online presence

    Walmart has announced one of its biggest store closure programmes in years, as it embarks on the next stage of a plan...

  12. January 15, 2016

    Amazon lands China ocean shipping licence

    Amazon has obtained an ocean shipping licence in China, as the company expands its reach into logistics operations...

  13. January 11, 2016

    Pacesetting companies and the masochists who run them

    Being a bellwether is no fun. Shepherds used to castrate a ram — or wether — put a bell round its neck and set it to...

  14. December 27, 2015

    New year, old dilemma for Mike Ashley

    The New Year is traditionally a time for self examination. For Mike Ashley, introspection will go beyond setting new...

  15. December 23, 2015

    Amazon: how to be a bull

    Amazon is not easy to value. All we know for sure is that its sceptics get flattened. The shares have more than doubled...

  16. December 23, 2015

    Scrooge’s activist hedge fund letter to Santa Claus

    To: St Nicholas Enterprises From: Counting House Capital Dear Santa Claus, I am an activist investor in your company...

  17. December 21, 2015

    A Victorian tale of why instant parcel post is hard to deliver

    If the first goal of innovators is to identify unmet customer needs, the London Penny Parcel Delivery and Automatic...

  18. December 18, 2015

    Hard to ignore plight of the Big Four supermarkets

    At 8am the car park at Lidl is already starting to fill up. It’s impossible to say whether all the shoppers have...

  19. December 10, 2015

    Walmart to launch mobile payment app to rival Apple

    Walmart will launch a mobile payment app as the world’s largest retailer seeks to trump Apple Pay and other companies...

  20. November 30, 2015

    US retailers roll out new discounts for Cyber Monday

    Big US retailers were on Sunday rolling out a new round of discounts ahead of the official start of Cyber Monday, one...

  21. November 29, 2015

    Mobile sales spike on mixed Black Friday

    Consumers turned to their smartphones and tablets to drive a sharp increase in online sales, as early indications...

  22. November 27, 2015

    Consumers flock to US shops ahead of Black Friday

    Retailers from Target to Macy’s opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day to queues of consumers intent on bagging door...

  23. November 26, 2015

    US retailers: sale rails

    Boxes belong under the Christmas tree. When they pile up in stockrooms or warehouses, the sting for retailers is both...

  24. November 26, 2015

    Companies are becoming smart about charity

    For a food industry company, helping to launch a non-profit to find ways to combat obesity might seem a worthy...

  25. November 25, 2015

    Dark clouds start to gather over Black Friday in the US

    The idea of shutting up shop on the biggest day of the American retail calendar — Black Friday — is considered by most...

  26. November 17, 2015

    Home Depot rallies on higher sales and profits

    Home Depot rallied on Tuesday after it unveiled a better increase in its quarterly profits than expected. The biggest...

  27. November 17, 2015

    Walmart profits dip despite US gains

    Walmart expects US sales growth to slow to 1 per cent in the fourth quarter, as the world’s largest retailer warned...

  28. November 15, 2015

    Week Ahead: Corporate diary

    Tuesday – November 17 Holiday heads-up from Walmart The holiday shopping season may have started at Walmart stores...

  29. November 10, 2015

    UK retailers spurn Black Friday

    British retailers are attempting to scale back Black Friday offers after the US import disrupted last year’s Christmas...

  30. November 2, 2015

    Mobile payments: Food fight

    Jamie Dimon warned last year that Silicon Valley was out “to eat our lunch”. Yet his bank, JPMorgan Chase, was an...

  31. October 30, 2015

    Shoppers keen on frightfully cheap Halloween

    Retailers are gearing up for a record Halloween, with Britons set to spend close to £500m on everything from pumpkins...

  32. October 27, 2015

    JPMorgan Chase to launch Apple Pay rival

    JPMorgan Chase is going head to head with Apple Pay in mobile payments, announcing a tie-up with a group of merchants...

  33. October 26, 2015

    Walmart drones plan starts to look up

    Walmart has asked US regulators to allow it to test commercial drones outside, just a week after reporting that its...

  34. October 20, 2015

    Walmart withdraws ‘Made in USA’ logos

    Walmart has withdrawn claims that some products it was selling were made in America after being pushed into an...

  35. October 19, 2015

    Asda switches strategy to win back customers

    Asda is to scrap the expansion of its click-and-collect service and put the brakes on the rollout of small stores as it...

  36. October 16, 2015

    Week in Review, October 17

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Dorsey’s time consuming road map...

  37. October 15, 2015

    Walmart’s woes stem from need to invest

    At Walmart’s New York investor day this week, the top executives of the world’s largest retailer all sat in a row of...

  38. October 14, 2015

    Quality stocks should shine again

    Voters do not always answer pollsters honestly. They tend to give a “politically correct” answer when facing a fellow...

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