Posted by Dale Buss on December 1, 2014 09:05 AM
Cyber Monday expectations drop on fading Black Friday for U.S. retailers, as early and online sales ate into four-day weekend sales tally.
It's World AIDS Day—UNAIDS goes local with city focus as Apple turns its store logos (RED) and Prince Harry launches #FeelNoShame campaign.
Sony sees new movies leak online in wake of hack attack as exec heralds virtual reality revolution.
Intel replaces Texas Instruments to power Google Glass as it acquires PasswordBox to boost digital security.
Lufthansa cancels half its flights as pilots strike over retirement benefits.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 16, 2014 09:07 AM
AB InBev explores financing to buy SABMiller.
Apple sets sights on TV as regulators set sights on Apple Pay and fans spot the iPhone 6's hidden bulge—while U2 iTunes freebie is defended despite backlash.
McDonald's gives away coffee for the next two weeks and brings McCafe to Canadian grocers as it considers expanding its build-your-own-burger test.
NFL faces crisis as domestic violence issue ambushes Cover Girl campaign and Radisson Hotels pulls Vikings sponsorship after Adrian Peterson allegations, but teams keep fans.
Sears secures $400-million lifeline via CEO Lampert's hedge fund.
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Alibaba ups IPO share price to $66-to-$68 range.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos partners with Boeing and Lockheed on rocket engine.
America Movil said to seek AT&T bid for $17.5 billion of assets in Mexico.
AstraZeneca finds partner in Eli Lilly for experimental Alzheimer's drug.
Burger King notches North American same-store sales increase.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 6, 2014 09:25 AM
Facebook cracks down on illegal-gun posts.
Taco Bell and Kraft expand grocery deal with new items.
Target CIO and VP of technology services resigns in wake of data breach debacle.
Walmart plans to unveil "tethering" strategy soon as pressure mounts to reject genetically-modified salmon.
Apple sees judge deny request to ban Samsung products as it plans to bring full-screen video iAds to mobile.
BP finds way to bypass US oil-export ban.
Bitcoin may require human oversight, as chief of an exchange for the digital currency is found dead in Singapore.
Bob Evans Farms looks to bounce back from tough winter as its "barbell" strategy lifts sales.
Business Insider sees further investment from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on January 17, 2014 12:44 PM
"The direct-selling market, which helps create jobs and diversify retailing channels, is forecast to achieve double-digit growth in China in the coming years."
That was the takeaway from an April 18, 2013, giddy and optimistic report from mainland state newspaper China Daily, titled "Nu Skin sees $1b in sales for anti-aging products." And yet, less than a year later, another state media newspaper report has sent Nu Skin stock plunging, casting the company's heretofore rosy China future in deep, deep doubt. Investors are jittery as its stock halted trading in the wake of China's investigation into its selling practices.
What's more, just as the pharmaceutical scandal that proceeded it, Nu Skin's China meltdown should serve as a warning to other direct-selling brands operating in China.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 21, 2013 09:27 AM
Netflix poised to pass HBO in paid US subscribers.
Chipotle raises menu prices for '14 due to higher costs, GMO shift as it moves East with tofu burrito.
Under Armour opens store in Shanghai and seeks the next big thing with inventor competition.
AT&T receives $4.9 billion in cell-tower deal.
Amazon bets on "betas" to turn web viewers into shoppers.
Apple adjusts tablet strategy to protect lead.
Art Van Furniture extends Michigan based into Chicago market.
Associated Press plans to enable sponsored content.
BlackBerry raises Canadian security concerns with potential deal abroad.
Bon Appetit is magazine of the year for Advertising Age.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 22, 2013 09:17 AM
Whole Foods Markets shaves price points.
Nike celebrates 25 years of "Just Do It."
Saab gets ready to re-start production.
Abercrombie & Fitch profit drops by one-third and outlook dims.
Bill Ackman explains himself.
American Greetings turns to One Direction.
Coca-Cola loses North America marketing exec.
Eli Lilly now is subject of bribery investigation in China.
Farmers Insurance partnership with NASCAR pays off.
Fox News fires top communications executive.
GM keeps refreshing Opel models to boost brand.
HP can't stem slide in PC sales.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 19, 2013 09:21 AM
Penguin Random House diversifies to TV.
Harley-Davidson launches biggest new product initiative.
Toyota lets dealers drop sagging Scion brand.
AB InBev and MillerCoors bet on boozier brews.
Al Jazeera America vows sober look at news when it debuts Tuesday.
American Airlines and US Airways are left in lurch by US over merger.
Coca-Cola begins marketing herbal drink in Thailand.
Cosi admits its service stinks.
Eight O'Clock Coffee ups marketing to refresh brand.
Eli Lilly enters unusual patent dispute.
Five Star Feature Films finds a flop in Jobs.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 18, 2013 09:32 AM
CVS and Walgreens ban Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover.
Coca-Cola ad banned in UK over exercise claims.
Ryanair to sell advertising on planes.
Dell putting off vote today on founder's buyout proposal.
ArcelorMittal scraps steel project planned for India.
CBS markets new show using American flags as mouth gags.
Carrefour gains ground in France.
Eli Lilly plans to freeze wages to cope with patent cliff.
Ford makes inroads on Toyota in California.
Formula One CEO indicted for bribery.
Fox tries for comic-book comeback with movies.Continue reading...