Activists and Amazon employees in the United States and Germany are using the two-day discount event Prime Day to protest against several aspects of the e-commerce giant.
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The French government has introduced a tax aimed at large online companies like Amazon. The United Kingdom is looking to follow suit, despite Trump's reprisal threats.
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Levi Strauss saw its first quarter on the stock market end on a negative note: there was less profit than envisioned, to the investors' disappointment. Still, sales of the jeans brand went up in every market.
PepsiCo has outperformed expectations with a 2.2 % organic turnover growth. Especially a growing sparkling water department pushed the FMCG producer forward on its way to achieving its own predictions.
Amazon's new return policy in the United States allows customers to drop their products without package or labels in thousands of sales points, nationwide and free of charge.
Beer brewery AB InBev has acquired the remaining shares of Babe Wine, a company that sells wine in cans. The beer corporation's innovation branch had already invested in the trendy American wine brand earlier on.
Amazon is to close its meal delivery service Amazon Restaurants this month. Heavy competition from Uber Eats and DoorDash had made the service unsaveable, but Amazon has already found a replacement.
Waterstones owner and private investment company Elliott Management has acquired American bookstore chain Barnes & Noble. As a result, the chain will be taken off the stock market.
Cigarettes have become an increasingly rare sight on store shelves, with several chains choosing to stop tobacco sales voluntarily. In the United States, Beverly Hills even is the first place to ban the selling of tobacco altogether.
AB InBev is going to shift the production of its Budweiser beer for the French market to Belgium, at the Stella Artois brewery in Leuven. The current installations can not cope with the growing demand in France.
A change of course for Abercrombie & Fitch: the fashion chain is going to close three flagship stores. Its new focus will lie on smaller stores, while 85 stores will be revamped.
Amazon is working on a device that listens to users and understands how they feel. It is however not sure that it will make it beyond the prototype stage.
Arcadia Group, the owner of chains like Topshop, has announced a number of stores will be closed permanently - including all of the eleven stores in the United States.
In the first quarter of its financial year 2019, Walmart managed to generate a profit that was a lot higher than expected. Not all is good, however: turnover went up only 1 %, despite a strong growth of online sales.
Amazon is offering employees a start-up grant of 10,000 dollars plus three months' paid salary to make the leap towards becoming self-employed couriers – delivering Amazon parcels, of course.
Nike will be adding a tool to its app that uses AR to scan and measure your feet in order to suggest the best shoe size. The American company now considers itself to be more of a tech company than a sports brand.