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Samsung may spend $7.47 billion to be an even bigger part of iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 will be big business for Apple, but you know who else will be benefitting from it? That’s right: Apple’s long-time frenemy, Samsung.<p>Despite its own smartphone business running into problems, Samsung will reportedly play a massive part in iPhone 7 manufacturing. As well as the storage …

Russia surpasses Saudi Arabia for third time in China crude supply

BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia overtook Saudi Arabia for the third time this year in November as China’s largest crude oil supplier, customs data showed on Monday, as Russia captures fresh demand from China’s new crude buyers.<p>A gasoline tank truck is seen at a fuel station on the territory of the …

7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

Trading Places: United States As The New China?

We’re all familiar with the reasons why the U.S. outsources large parts of its manufacturing resources overseas. But the surprising results from two recent reports suggest the global supply chain game is about to get turned upside down. Will businesses be ready?<p>On April 25th the Boston Consulting …

Mobile Devices Are Actually Driving Store Sales, Not Hurting Them

<i>Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by</i> <i>BI Intelligence</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click</i> <i>here</i> <i>to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and</i> <i>receive it every morning in your inbox</i><i>.</i><p><b>MOBILE COMMERCE IS DRIVING IN-STORE SALES:</b> Mobile …

The supermarket price wars are not a long term solution to food affordability

So the supermarkets are at it again: slashing food prices in the hope of gaining an inch on their rivals. Co-op, Tesco and Morrisons have all recently pledged to cut the cost of everyday staples, sparking a renewed price war at the tills.<p>As supermarkets get set to battle it out over the price of …

Businesses need to look after their water supplies – or we all perish

The world's leading authority on climate change science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has issued in recent weeks its strongest warnings yet on just how serious a test climate change presents to us all. While intergovernmental agreement on how best to respond has been slow, …

The Grommet Launches Wholesale Platform To Bridge The Gap Between Makers And Retailers

For independent retailers, one big challenge can be in finding new, unique products to put on store shelves, and establishing a relationship with the makers of these products. That’s where a new wholesale shop from The Grommet comes in.<p>What’s The Grommet? It’s a product launch platform and …

9 Things People Just Don't Get About Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is <i>hard</i>, both physically and emotionally. Doubt, anxiety, despair--along the way, every entrepreneur struggles with those feelings.<p>So why are entrepreneurs willing to face the vulnerability, the emotional ups and downs, and the risk of public and private failure?<p>Easy. They have no …

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Loblaw plans to battle Amazon and Wal-Mart with online food operation

It's been late in coming to Canada but online food retailing is expected to soon get a boost here.<p>Already, U.S. behemoths Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. run food e-commerce in this country, but neither yet offers fresh food, such as fruits and vegetables.<p>By later this year, grocer Loblaw …