More than 70 Amazon investors are backing warehouse workers who want to form a trade union in the US. The e-commerce giant is trying to thwart these plans, but investors stood up against Amazon.
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Carlos Brito, CEO of beer giant AB InBev for 16 years, is going nowhere. The top executive denies any persistent rumours that he will soon be replaced.
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Robots fill the shelves at various neighbourhood supermarkets in Japan. After an initial trial, franchise chain FamilyMart is so enthusiastic that it wants to employ at least twenty by 2022.
Amazon is recruiting 100,000 new warehouse workers, as the online retailer takes 100 additional logistics hubs into operation in the US. Jeff Bezos' company is also looking for as many as 33,000 office and technology employees.
Lidl's top executive Jesper Hojer will suddenly be replaced by Italian Ignazio Paterno. Hojer only spent two years at the helm of the discount retailer.
Willem Stox, bed specialist Auping’s director for Belgium and Luxembourg, will leave the company on 16 February and become lingerie group Van de Velde’s head of Belgium, Luxembourg and Scandinavia.