Retail

  • Kimbal Musk against celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck

    Knives are being sharpened in the cut-throat restaurant industry. Kimbal Musk, farm-to-fork restaurateur, social entrepreneur and younger brother of Tesla founder Elon Musk, has begun a high-profile...

  • China’s internet companies are ramping up coupons

    China’s internet companies are ramping up handouts of coupons, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cash, in the annual effort to buy...

  • Amazon has obtained an ocean shipping licence in China

    Amazon has obtained an ocean shipping licence in China, as the company expands its reach into logistics operations around the world. The new licence allows Amazon to...

  • Amazon hits an all-time high

    Amazon shares hit an all-time high this week as investors cheer what the world’s biggest online retailer has described as a “record-breaking holiday season” for its...

  • Etsy faces growing competition

    Etsy, which once dominated online sales of eclectic handmade goods, faces growing competition. Big retailers including eBay and Amazon have stepped up their focus on handmade items. In...

  • Walmart against Apple Pay

    Walmart will launch a mobile payment app as the world’s largest retailer seeks to trump Apple Pay and other companies competing to secure a foothold in...

  • Amazon has purchased its first fleet of truck

    Amazon has purchased its first fleet of truck trailers at a time when the company is investing heavily in logistics and taking more control over its...

  • Alibaba is selling Meituan-Dianping

    Alibaba is selling its $1 billion of preferred shares in Meituan-Dianping, the online booking and discounts platform, at a steep discount — a move that will...

  • Jet.com has raised $350 million

    Online retailer Jet.com has raised $350 million, valuing it at $1.5 billion, as the discount website which was launched only in July tries to take on Amazon.com 

  • Amazon will launch a platform for start-ups to market their products

    Amazon will this week launch an online platform for British start-ups to sell and market their products, providing a new shop window for small tech companies...

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