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In the News: Saab, Zappos, Amazon and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 2, 2013 09:33 AM

In the News

American holiday shoppers produced gloomy numbers for retailing's big weekend.

Saab rolls out first sedan under new owners. 

Zappos taps former Vogue editor, Andre Leon Tulley, to be artistic director for its couture section.

Amazon floats idea of delivery drones.

Apple's iPhone 5S outsold the 5C three to one in the UK. 

Bank of America to pay Freddie Mac $404 million.

BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen will review small-engine alliance.

Burger King imitates Big Mac with Big King.

Chrysler boosts test-drive marketing.

Cracker Barrel sees new healthful menu drive sales.

Esprit plans to launch new fashion brand.Continue reading...

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In the News: J&J, PepsiCo, Kenneth Cole and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 24, 2012 09:01 AM

In the News

AIG reports a profit.

Apple CEO Tim Cook says company has more money than it needs and moves to appease shareholders as Proview brings China iPad trademark spat to US.

Best Western launches Facebook hotel reservations.

BP Gulf spill settlement looms.

Burger King eyes India's fast food market.

Cadbury Dairy Milk promotes fair trade chocolate in UK campaign.

Chevy-Ford rivalry heats up via NASCAR.

Chrysler and Carhartt discuss clothing collaboration.

Clorox CEO targets healthcare brands for acquisition.Continue reading...

New Counterfeit Gambit: Knock Off Cheaper Brands

Posted by Barry Silverstein on August 3, 2010 10:00 AM

Christian Louboutin is just one example of how luxury brands are being forced to react to counterfeiters. The maker of high-end shoes and handbags has "gone to war" on the Internet, listing those sites that sell knock-offs of its $600-and-up shoes in hopes that public shaming will stop some of the bleeding.

Other luxury brands are striking back, too. Versace recently won $20 million in damages in a case involving fake goods.

But the knock-off artists aren't going away. Instead, they're just lowering their sights. The New York Times reports that now, counterfeit brands are on the rise for such items as $295 Kooba bags and $140 Ugg boots instead of $2800 Louis Vuitton handbags. Continue reading...

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