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Chinese tire company plans to build plant in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Chinese tire manufacturer plans to invest $1 billion in a South Carolina plant, further boosting the state's status as America's tire-producing capital.<p>Wanli Tire Corp. plans to build a plant in Orangeburg County employing at least 400 people, according to documents provided …

South Carolina

We compared prices at Whole Foods to those at Trader Joe's — and the results were surprising

While sales of organic food have more than tripled in the past decade, same-store sales at Whole Foods have decelerated in recent years as conventional grocery stores up their organic variety and offer more competitive prices.<p>To see how Whole Foods is doing, we visited a Whole Foods and a Trader …

Trader Joe's

Fewer Tomatoes in Ketchup? East Europeans Pursue Parity at the Grocery

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — When Simona Budinska, a 31-year-old public relations specialist, had trouble finding lactose-free products at her local grocery, she and her husband began driving across the border to Austria, where the stores were teeming with choices.<p>But it was not the variety of products …

Europe

Whole Foods hits a crossroads: get woke, or go Kroger

Whole Foods Market<p>After an activist investor shakeup, the retailer needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror. A guide to the options on the table.<p>…

Same-Store Sales

Muebles chinos inundan el país

Josué Hinojosa y Enid López<p>En los últimos cinco años, Bolivia importó un promedio de 2,1 millones de dólares anuales sólo en muebles de madera de …

What you need to know about sports marketing in 2017 and beyond

What is sports marketing in 2017/18?<p>"Sport is now the only potential discipline where you can engage very high numbers of people. It still provides …

China's February imports surge, exports growth slows - Business

BEIJING — China's exports surged unexpectedly from a year ago, in February, while imports rose slower than estimates, customs data showed …

Economy

For Food Manufacturers, 'Sell By' Labels May Have Reached Their Expiration Date

Two of the most influential groups in the food industry are asking companies to change those pesky "expiration" or "sell by" labels on packaged food.<p>The labels, you see, don't mean what they appear to mean. Foods don't "expire." Most foods are safe to eat even after that "sell by" date has passed. …

Agriculture

Chile leads fruit exports to China in 2016 - Business

SANTIAGO - Chile became China's leading supplier of fresh fruits in 2016, overtaking Vietnam and even Thailand, local media reported on …

World gets thirst for British gin as exports hit record of nearly £500m

Foreign sales of spirit outperform those of British beef, with the US the biggest overseas market<p>Exports of British gin surged to record levels last year, reaching nearly £500m.<p>Figures from HMRC show exports of the juniper-based spirit rose by 12% to £474m, outperforming exports of British beef and …

Exports

Japan farm exports hit record-high ¥750.3 billion

Japan’s exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products in 2016 grew 0.7 percent from the previous year to ¥750.3 billion, hitting a record …

Top imports, exports by state

A decade ago, North Dakota's economy rose and fell with crop prices. Today, the state is so heavily dependent on oil harvested from the Bakken …

Secretary of Agriculture
Internet of Things

Brazil, Argentina push for closer trade with Mexico in Trump era | Reuters

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump’s promises to tear apart trade deals and build a wall to protect American jobs.<p>Argentine President Mauricio …

Brazil

Vietnam to boost shrimp exports

The Vietnamese government has said it aims to massively upgrade the country's shrimp industry with a view to boosting exports. It called for …

Economy

L’Oréal may sell The Body Shop

The cosmetics brand founded by businesswoman and environment campaigner Anita Roddick has been struggling in recent years<p>L’Oréal may be considering …

Flavored Water Brand Hint Gets Into Beauty

Hint is introducing sunscreen that uses the same real fruit essences as its beverages.<p>Kara Goldin has gone from the Silicon Valley tech scene to …

Skin Care

Lettuce shortage: Vegetable rationing spurs rise in sale of seeds as British people turn to grow own greens

A shortage of certain vegetables in UK supermarkets has spurred a rise in the sale of seeds.<p>UK retailers, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons, …

Aquaponics

Kids' characters to vanish from Dutch food packaging

Famous children's characters such as Dora the Explorer may soon disappear from some commercial food packaging in the Netherlands to discourage …

Food Industry Braces For Consolidation

Big is back.<p>In the hunt for synergies, 3G Capital and Berkshire Hathaway have been bulking up, seemingly shopping for a major food marketer …

Advertising Industry
Oil & Gas Industry
Peter Thiel

Turkish FM inaugurates TİKA office in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – Anadolu Agency<p>AA Photo<p>Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 3 inaugurated a Turkish International Cooperation and …

Mexico City

Over $30 Billion In Games Deals In 2016

The $28.4 billion for games mergers and acquisitions was 77% higher than 2014's previous record.<p>The $1.9 billion games investment was the second …