British-Dutch Unilever will continue its rationalization as it seeks to reduce its product references by another 30 %. On top of that, more than 800 marketing jobs will be cut in an attempt to save an additional 500 million euro.
742 web shops selling counterfeit products have been shut down in a large-scale international collaboration. Belgian customs closed down 254 .eu domains and 7 .be domains.
Americans have ‘only’ spent 57.4 billion dollars (42 billion euro) during the extended Thanksgiving holiday, 2.7 % less than in 2012. It is the first time since 2009 that the numbers dropped.
French book and music chain Fnac has been rewarded by investors for its new strategies, as the share price pushed ahead of its introductory price (22 euro) of last June.
Franchising is 'booming business' in France: numbers show an incredible turnover growth to 50.7 billion euro - which makes the franchise sector still larger than e-commerce.
Walmart-CEO Mike Duke has resigned because of a corruption scandal in which Mexican officials were getting kickbacks in order to get, among others, building permits faster. He will be replaced by Doug McMillon on 1 February 2014.
Online search engine MediaSpecs has expanded into the French market. The Belgian tool will now offer French media and communication specialists information about the entire media and advertising landscape in a few clicks of the mouse.
Starting March 2014, Zookal wants to offer Sydney students to get drones to deliver their books. An app will tell them in real-time where their order is located, with start-up Flirtey promising book deliveries within two to three minutes.
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