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  1. July 25, 2015

    TV maker Vizio files for IPO

    US television maker Vizio has announced plans to go public, a move that would cap an unusual success for an American...

  2. July 23, 2015

    Amazon overtakes Walmart in market value after unexpected profit

    Amazon overtook Walmart as the largest US retailer by market capitalisation on Thursday, after posting an unexpected...

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  1. July 23, 2015

    Walmart takes full control of Chinese ecommerce group Yihaodian

    Walmart has bought out the remaining stake of an ecommerce business it already controlled in China, amid the continued...

  2. July 22, 2015

    Wages of New York fast-food staff set to double

    Tens of thousands of fast-food workers in New York are in line to have their wages almost doubled, in one of the...

  3. July 13, 2015

    Jarden Corp: household name

    Scented candles, coffee makers, and sleeping bags are the typical jetsam of a garage sale. But Jarden Corporation, has...

  4. July 9, 2015

    South Carolina to remove Confederate flag

    South Carolina will remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol after half a century, in a landmark response to...

  5. July 1, 2015

    Fires at black US churches raise race fears

    Seven black churches in southern US states have gone up in flames in the two weeks since a white supremacist allegedly...

  6. June 30, 2015

    Insurers in danger of being ‘Uber-ised’, Lloyd’s chief warns

    Insurers are in danger of being “Uber-ised” as technology allows companies from Google to Walmart to undermine the...

  7. June 26, 2015

    Ride the wave of public opinion with care

    The change happened essentially overnight. One minute, shoppers could load up on banners, placemats and T-shirts...

  8. June 24, 2015

    Europe retailers Ahold and Delhaize to merge in Walmart challenge

    European supermarket groups Ahold and Delhaize are to combine in a €25bn deal designed to give the two companies...

  9. June 23, 2015

    Top US retailers drop Confederate flag merchandise

    Walmart, Sears, eBay, Amazon and Google are removing all Confederate flag merchandise in the wake of the murder of nine...

  10. June 23, 2015

    Rebels yell: Civil strife over confederate symbols

    Reviled by many as a symbol of slavery and segregation, yet held up by others as a badge of southern pride, the...

  11. June 16, 2015

    Nestlé cuts Africa workforce as middle class growth disappoints

    Nestlé, the biggest food and drinks company, is cutting 15 per cent of its workforce across 21 African countries...

  12. June 7, 2015

    End of China’s migrant miracle – Toil and trouble

    In November 2011, Zhang Guangde received an urgent summons to a factory town in southern China where his son, Tingzhen,...

  13. June 5, 2015

    Rob Walton’s exit marks Walmart milestone

    For the first time in its 53-year history, there will no longer be a chairman with the Walton name at Walmart. The...

  14. June 2, 2015

    Toys R Us turns to IPO veteran for CEO role

    Toys R Us, the American toy retailer taken private a decade ago, has handed the reins to a man who has steered two...

  15. June 1, 2015

    Walmart lines up for slice of Kenyan retail

    Even as Walmart raced to open its first store in Kenya, there were snags. The retailer was forced to import the...

  16. May 27, 2015

    Retailers look to beacons to help in-store shopping mirror online

    Retailers and consumer goods groups are turning to beacon technology in a bid to make shopping in bricks and mortar...

  17. May 26, 2015

    Unravelling ‘gap risk’ at Deutsche Bank

    The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday found that Deutsche Bank had materially misstated the value of a...

  18. May 19, 2015

    Los Angeles boosts fight on minimum wage

    Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the US to embrace a movement to raise minimum wages, when its city...

  19. May 19, 2015

    Urban Outfitters sinks to worst S&P performer

    Shares of Urban Outfitters lagged behind the S&P 500 after reporting first-quarter same-store sales and profits that...

  20. May 19, 2015

    Walmart hit by strong dollar and rising wages

    A restrained US consumer weighed on Walmart’s sales in the first quarter, highlighting the tricky waters the world’s...

  21. May 17, 2015

    Investors look for clues in bank minutes

    After a deluge of economic data sent the euro soaring over recent days, investors will be keeping their gaze on central...

  22. May 15, 2015

    Stakes are high as Walmart delivers challenge to Amazon

    Get ready for a cage match between the two big beasts of US retailing. Amazon is the undisputed master of the ecommerce...

  23. May 14, 2015

    Walmart / Amazon: prime time

    Walmart may, at last, give Amazon some real competition in online retail. It will offer unlimited shipping for a $50...

  24. May 12, 2015

    Fresh formats challenge Walmart in China

    Foreign big-box retailers have found the going extremely tough in China. Having flooded in over the past two decades...

  25. May 8, 2015

    Texas bristles at Obama’s ‘invasion’

    President Barack Obama plans to launch a military operation this summer that will see the special forces which killed...

  26. May 6, 2015

    Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda

    Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest...

  27. May 4, 2015

    Bharti Retail and Future Group to merge

    India’s Future Group, one of the country’s largest retail businesses, is merging its retail operations with rival...

  28. May 3, 2015

    Walmart De Mexico: not growing pains

    Mexico has many charms. Economic growth is not one of them. The IMF recently trimmed its 2015 output forecast for the...

  29. May 1, 2015

    Week in Review, May 2

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Doubts on whether iPhone’s growth...

  30. April 30, 2015

    US labour market starts to tighten

    Wage growth, one of the key missing pieces of the US recovery puzzle, picked up sharply earlier this year in a sign of...

  31. April 29, 2015

    Foreign grocers struggle in fast-moving China retail market

    From fast food to smartphones, from luxury goods to groceries, the way China shops — and what mainland shoppers want to...

  32. April 29, 2015

    Walmart accelerates China expansion

    Jamil Anderlini in Beijing and Patti Waldmeir in Shanghai Walmart plans to add 115 new stores in China over the next...

  33. April 22, 2015

    Bangladesh garment workers face intimidation and abuse

    A day before Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza collapsed — killing more than 1,100 garment workers making clothes for western...

  34. April 14, 2015

    US labour: High stakes on low pay

    The class struggle has come to this: the leading business lobbying organisation in the US is now preparing to step up...

  35. April 12, 2015

    Asda kicks off hunt for new chief operating officer

    Asda has kicked off the hunt for a chief operating officer to bolster its board and eventually succeed chief executive...

  36. April 8, 2015

    America’s female labour force needs a new deal

    It is not often that companies as dissimilar as Walmart and Apple sing from the same corporate hymn book. When they do,...

  37. April 2, 2015

    Indiana and Arkansas amend religious laws

    Indiana and Arkansas have passed bills to allay concerns that a controversial religious freedom law could allow...

  38. April 1, 2015

    McDonald’s to raise wages for 90,000 US workers

    McDonald’s will raise the wages of roughly 90,000 employees in the US, as the struggling burger chain follows the likes...

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