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At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears

Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company—without sacrificing what made it successful.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The Indian city of Gurugram, which in Hindi means “village of …

General Motors

Gwyneth Paltrow's Company Goop Is Now Valued at $250 Million

Gwyneth Paltrow’s startup is gaining some serious traction with venture capitalists.<p>Goop, a content and commerce-focused website, has received $50 …

Venture Capital

Food Glorious Food: Stores Are Hoping a Well-Fed Shopper Works Up An Appetite To Buy

It’s not exactly Eat, Shop, Pray…for business. But it’s pretty close.<p>More and more retailers are turning to food – restaurants, bars, bakeries and all manner of gastronomical emporiums – as a way to entice shoppers back into their stores…and while they are there, maybe they’ll buy something, thank …

West Palm Beach

Snack carts are replacing serving trays on JetBlue as the airline adds more seats to planes

JetBlue Airways is doing away with the trays that flight attendants carry to bring drinks and snacks, replacing them with small carts that they can push up and down the aisles.<p>The ostensible reason?<p>The airline said it wants to speed up food and drink service to passengers. Instead of mixing drinks …

Aviation

You Can Get $1.50 Ice Cream Cones at Baskin-Robbins All Day Today

To celebrate 31 flavors at Baskin-Robbins, the ice cream chain is selling one-scoop ice cream cones for $1.50 on March 31, 2018.<p>What are the best ice …

Ice Cream

Richard Branson Just Bought the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas

The Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas is in for a makeover after billionaire Richard Branson announced he would purchase the spot.<p>The site will …

Las Vegas

Toys 'R' Us Shuts Down Web Operations

Bargain hunters hoping to find a deal at the Toys ‘R’ Us or Babies ‘R’ Us liquidation sales are going to have to do so in person.<p>Toys ‘R’ Us has …

Private Equity

What Retailers Can Learn From Kohl's Small Store Strategy

Kohl’s (kss) is the rare retailer bucking the trend of closing stores despite declining sales at many of its physical locations.<p>Instead, the company …

Jennifer Lopez

Retailers Race Against Amazon to Automate Stores

SEATTLE — To see what it’s like inside stores where sensors and artificial intelligence have replaced cashiers, shoppers have to trek to Amazon Go, the internet retailer’s experimental convenience shop in downtown Seattle.<p>Soon, though, more technology-driven businesses like Amazon Go may be coming …

eCommerce

Snapchat's UK ad revenue set to overtake Twitter's next year

UK arm – which earns about 10% of app’s global ad revenues – is forecast to bring in £181m<p>Snapchat is so popular in Britain that its advertising revenue will overtake Twitter’s UK revenue in 2019, and revenue from consumer magazine and cinema advertising within two years.<p>The seven-year old phone …

Advertising

More shoppers want customer service from gadgets over humans: study

(Reuters) - Most buyers prefer to be left alone as they shop in store for items like apparel and prefer to use in-store technology for customer service over personalized attention from store employees, according to a new study.<p>The findings are based on a shopper survey conducted by HRC Retail …

Customer Service

Alibaba's aggressive expansion in Southeast Asia

Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is investing an extra $2B in Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Lazada (Private:LZDA) and tapped one of Alibaba's 18 founders, …

Tiffany & Co.'s Outlook Predicts Flat Earnings in 2018

The jewelry giant says increased investments this year will lay the groundwork for rebounding profitability over the long term.<p><b>Tiffany</b> (NYSE:TIF) …

Investing

Volkswagen is off to its best start ... ever

One month, 898,700 cars sold.<p>Volkswagen Group said Friday that it has set a new sales record for January, with global deliveries increasing 10% over the same period in 2017.<p>"That is the best start to the year in the history of the Volkswagen Group," sales chief Fred Kappler said in a statement. …

Volkswagen

Britain's Burberry pairs up with Farfetch in online push

PARIS (Reuters) - Burberry (BRBY.L) will team up with online retailer Farfetch to make all of its products available to internet shoppers in 150 countries, the British fashion company said on Thursday.<p>Luxury groups from Louis Vuitton owner LVMH <LMVH.PA> to Gucci parent Kering <PRTP.PA> are putting …

eCommerce

Nestle CEO Schneider Seeks Deals as Sales Growth Stutters

Nestle SA Chief Executive Officer Mark Schneider needs to keep filling his shopping cart.<p>The Swiss owner of Nespresso coffee and Perrier water said …

Nestlé

Snapchat petition attracts one million signatures

<b>One million people have signed a petition calling on Snapchat to roll back its latest redesign.</b><p>The changes were intended to separate interactions with friends from branded content - including that of celebrities and influencers.<p>Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel wrote in a blog post that he believed …

Kylie Jenner

Chipotle Poaches Taco Bell Boss to Be Its New CEO

Help is on the way for Chipotle Mexican Grill. (cmg).<p>The struggling burrito restaurant chain has poached the top executive at Yum Brands’ (yum)Taco …

Taco Bell

Amazon is laying off hundreds of employees in a 'rare' move

Amazon is shedding hundreds of corporate jobs, most of which are in the company's retail division — the part in charge of selling stuff to customers — The Seattle Times first reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.<p>An exact number has not been announced, but the report says it's …

Employment

Google reaches agreement with Getty Images to display its content in Search

Getty Images and Google are announcing an agreement for a multi-year licensing partnership, allowing Google to use Getty's images in Search and …

L.L. Bean Eliminates Its Legendary Lifetime Returns Policy

For more than a century, L.L. Bean Inc. has offered lifetime returns on its products. Now, thanks to growing abuse of the program, the bootmaker is …

L.L.Bean

Hitachi aiming to double sales in India over five years

Hitachi (OTCPK:HTHIY) is looking to double its sales in India over the next five years, to more than ¥300B (about $2.75B), its president tells Nikkei.<p>…

In rose beds, money blooms

MADRID, COLOMBIA<p>The majority of roses Americans give one another on Valentine’s Day, roughly 200 million in all, grow here, the savanna outside Bogota, summoned from the soil by 12 hours of natural sunlight, the 8,400-foot altitude and an abundance of cheap labor.<p>Thousands of acres of white-tarped …

Free Trade

Sri Lankan supermarket Keells launches new brand and store design by Whippet

Sri Lankan supermarket chain Keells has unveiled a new brand identity and store concept in Colombo, developed by design and brand agency Whippet.<p>The …

Macy's Will Be the First U.S. Department Store to Sell Hijabs

Macy’s (m) is launching a line of clothing specifically for Muslim women, which will see it become the first U.S. department store to carry …

Clothing

Procter & Gamble to close plant in Kansas City, make cuts in Iowa City

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble will close its Kansas City factory and cut back operations in Iowa City as it shifts production to a giant new factory in West Virginia as well as Cincinnati, the company said Wednesday.<p>The changes will be completed in 2020 and will affect 280 full-time workers in …

Procter & Gamble

In an Eco-Friendly Move, Dunkin' Donuts Will Ditch Foam Cups by 2020

America can keep running on Dunkin’, so long as it’s ready to switch to paper cups. Dunkin’ Donuts (dnkn) announced Wednesday that it’s doing away …

Coffee

Behind Deezer’s plan to capture Asia Pacific’s ‘healthy competitive market’ for music streaming

Deezer last week announced an extension of its major deal with Hutchison 3, launching its partnership in Indonesia for the first time.<p>The …

Beyond diversity hiring: How Google's Reena Jana is creating a more inclusive workplace

Reena Jana helps Google hire more women, veterans, minorities and people from the LGBTQ community — both inside the company and out.<p>As more top companies create diversity and inclusion programs, both Apple and Google have hired more women and underrepresented minorities, although the majority of …

Pew Research Center

KFC, Taco Bell to expand delivery, online ordering with Grubhub

KFC and Taco Bell will expand online ordering and delivery through a new deal with Grubhub.<p>Yum Brands, which owns the fast-food chains, struck the partnership with Grubhub to accelerate online sales. The company already offers online ordering for pickup or delivery at nearly half of its 45,000 …

Taco Bell