Amazon has published several job openings for "home assistants", who should help Amazon customers to keep their home tidy and clean. It therefore seems the company is planning a cleaning service.
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Sabrina Simmons, CFO at fashion group Gap, has decided to leave the company after 15 years of service. She will stay until the end of the fiscal year 2016, but will then look for another challenge.
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American department store chain Walmart placed a tower in one of its stores, capable of distributing online orders automatically. Customers need only share their order number to get their own package.
American sports brand Under Armour has raised its third quarter turnover by 22 % to 1.47 billion dollars (1.35 billion euro), while profit grew more than 25 %.
American online retailer Amazon's third quarter turnover grew 29 % to 32.7 billion dollars (30 billion euro), but nevertheless, the analysts were not satisfied with its performance.
Thanks to record sales, the American car manufacturer Tesla finally managed to have a profitable quarter.
The American courts approved a settlement proposal from Volkswagen surrounding Dieselgate: in total, the German car manufacturer will pay 14.7 billion dollars (nearly 14 billion euro).
For the first time in 15 years, technology company Apple has experienced a turnover drop: compared to the year before, turnover dropped 8 % to 215.6 billion dollars (almost 200 billion euro).
Over the past quarter, pizza chain Domino’s managed to perform very well: turnover, like-for-like turnover and profit all skyrocketed, mainly thanks to its online division.
Online retailer Amazon is working on a network of smaller food supermarkets in an attempt to gain a larger foothold in the food distribution industry.
Google is set to open a pop-up store in New York to sell its own hardware. The timing is no coincidence, as the company has just recently launched several new devices.
American candy manufacturer Mars acquired full control over Wrigley, after it obtained the remaining shares from Warren Buffett. The company will now bring all of its chocolate and chewing gum brands together.
James McCann, Ahold USA CEO, has decided to leave the company and will be succeeded by current Delhaize America CEO, Kevin Holt.
American sports company Nike 's turnover and profit grew in the past quarter, but nevertheless, analysts were not pleased with the results, because the current quarter's orders are not growing fast enough.
In a move to counter Etsy, Amazon has added its Handmade at Amazon platform, which sells hand-made items, to its websites in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Amazon has plans to considerably increase its presence in physical retail, with dozens more pop-up stores in shopping centres all across the United States over the next 12 months alone.