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ConAgra Foods just made this big move to revamp its business

ConAgra Foods said Monday it will sell its private-label brands business to TreeHouse Foods for $2.7 billion in cash.<p>Under the terms of the deal, …

Walmart's biggest owners lose $14.7B in a day!

The Waltons had a bad -- and expensive -- day.<p>Retailing giant Walmart stunned investors Wednesday when it gave disappointing guidance for growth and profit, sending its stock down 10% to $60.03. The stock drop, which was the biggest in decades, instantly wiped out more than $21 billion in …

Wal-Mart expects strong dollar to hit annual revenue by $15 billion

Souvenir t-shirts are seen for sale at the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Bentonville Thomson Reuters<p>(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc Chief Executive Doug McMillon said the strong dollar would likely reduce the company's full-year revenue by $15 billion.<p>The company planned to give three-year …

Wal-Mart changes CFO, gets new chief merchant in latest shuffle | Reuters

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) on Friday named a new chief financial officer and installed a chief merchant, marking the latest shuffling of its management ranks as the retailer grapples with sluggish earnings.<p>The Wal-Mart company logo is seen outside a Wal-Mart Stores Inc company …

Sam’s Club outlines new merchandising strategy, organizational changes

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club has made some expansive personnel and strategy changes focused on merchandising on the same day that Walmart announced …

Learning R: Index of Online R Courses, October 2015

(This article was first published on <b> Revolutions</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)by Joseph RickertEarly October: somewhere the leaves are …

The Craziest Plastic Surgery Cases That Have Taken Place on Botched

Get your popcorn ready, kids. The season-three premiere of the bad-plastic-surgery-made-better show *Botched *is tonight on E! And for a show entirely made up of people with wacky, crazy, and sometimes heart-wrenching stories, some are *so *crazy stand out. Hey, it's not every day you discover a …

Coca-Cola hit with $3.3bn bill for back taxes

Drinks giant says the disagreement is over how much it should report as taxable income in the US<p>The US tax authroity has ordered Coca-Cola to pay $3.3bn more in taxes and interest for 2007 to 2009.<p>The Atlanta-based company said in a regulatory filing that it believes the assessments from the …

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Food that markets to both genders confuses people’s tastebuds

Given the choice between a container of fruity yogurt and a tray of fried chicken, most women will gravitate toward the former and most men toward the latter, thanks in part to the way clever marketing strategies dictate our unconscious food preferences. What’s more, marketing food toward one …

Winnipeg

Why The Recovery Doesn't Feel Like A Recovery

Important parts of the economy appeared to be totally stuck in neutral last year.<p>There's new data out today on incomes and poverty based on the Current Population Survey conducted jointly by the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At first glance, it's pretty boring: basically, …

Facebook just revealed stats about these two countries for the first time

Facebook’s first official statistics from Nigeria and Kenya show the site has close to 20 million active monthly users in those countries, <i>Reuters</i> …

Krispy Kreme krashes

Krispy Kreme was once a cult favorite company for both doughnut aficionados and investing junkies. But not any more.<p>Shares of Krispy Kreme (KKD) plummeted 12% Thursday after the company reported sales and earnings that missed forecasts and gave an outlook that was, well, full of holes.<p>The stock is …

2 ways Chobani's founder turned it around after he was almost ousted

Rumors swirled that Ulukaya would lose his job after the Greek yogurt brand faced a series of unprecedented woes, reports Craig Giamonna at Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>After Chobani became popular with shoppers, competitors like Dannon and General Mills flooded the market. The brand's operations …

Grocer Haggen files for bankruptcy and replaces executive after failing to win over shoppers

After struggling for months, grocer Haggen Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection and replaced the executive in charge of the chain's ambitious expansion into California, Nevada and Arizona.<p>The Bellingham, Wash., grocer said Wednesday that Bill Shaner, a top company executive in charge of the Pacific …

Macy's closing up to 40 stores as sales stall

Macy’s (M) plans to close between 35 and 40 of its namesake department stores early next year, a move that comes as the retailer’s sales growth has …

Costco sold counterfeit Tiffany engagement rings: U.S. judge | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Costco Wholesale Corp willfully infringed Tiffany & Co’s trademarks by selling counterfeit diamond engagement rings bearing the luxury retailer’s name and must face a jury trial to assess damages, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.<p>Shopping carts at Costco in Fairfax, Virginia, …

Study Finds Working Women Make Many Grocery Trips After Work

Today’s working women make a large portion of grocery trips during the evening commute, according to a new study from WorkPlace Impact (WPI), a …

SABMiller and Diageo could benefit from a merger, say analysts

Markets may be plunging again ahead of the US jobs data - the FTSE 100 is currently down 1.6% - but that does not mean that takeover speculation has gone away.<p>Analysts at Nomura have looked at the drinks sector and examined the prospect of a merger between <b>SABMiller</b> and Guinness owner <b>Diageo</b> as way …

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Articles about revitalized brooklyn home designed adjust changing family on Dwell.com - Dwell

For most homeowners, the goal of renovating is to transform an existing space into an idealized domicile.<p>An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>The newly opened Wythe Hotel proved to be an apt setting for the City Modern …

Jessica Alba's Honest Company sued for being 'deceptive'

<i>This article was originally published on People.com.</i><p>By Christina Dugan, People<p>Jessica Alba‘s all-natural product line, the Honest Company, has been …

B&G to buy General Mills' Green Giant frozen foods business | Reuters

(Reuters) - Snack food company B&G Foods Inc (BGS.N) said it would buy General Mills Inc’s (GIS.N) Green Giant frozen foods and Le Sueur canned vegetables brands for about $765 million to expand its distribution network and enter the frozen foods market.<p>The General Mills logo is seen on a box of …

What are people around the world drinking?

When people aren’t quenching their thirst with water, they’re probably drinking something else. And what they choose can have a sizable impact on …

World Economic Forum

Amazon expands Prime Now, offers U.S. alcohol for first time

<i>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)</i> – Amazon.com said on Tuesday it will begin delivering wine, beer and spirits to U.S. customers for the first time as part of its speedy delivery service, Prime Now.<p>The online retailer is expanding Prime Now, its one- and two-hour service, to Seattle, where the company is …

Coca-Cola to reach water goal five years early

The Coca-Cola Company expects to replenish all the water it uses to make its beverages by the end of 2015, five years ahead of its scheduled goal.<p>The beverage giant, which manufactures brands such as Diet Coke, Sprite and Powerade, announced Tuesday that it and its bottling partners returned nearly …

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Kraft Heinz Recalls 2M Pounds of Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon After Illnesses

More than 2 million pounds of Oscar Mayer turkey bacon has been recalled after people reported becoming unwell after eating certain items, officials said.<p>Kraft Heinz, the parent company of Oscar Mayer, issued the recall Tuesday because some products may be "adulterated" and would therefore spoil …

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This Slick iBeacon Device Helps Retailers Push Deals to In-Store Shoppers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Rudd Davis is a good son. To help his aging parents financially prepare for retirement, the former <i>USA Today</i> digital marketing executive bought them the Underhill Country Store, the one and only shop in his rural Vermont hometown.<p>He wanted …

Four weeks with Jet (aka 'My month without Amazon')

I placed my very first order on Amazon.com for two very popular albums back on June 20th, 2000. I'd later go on to place about 230 orders, including everything from a mattress (no wait, make that two mattresses; don't ask) and soap -- lots and lots of soap. I loved Amazon so much that at one point …

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Donald Trump Has Landed: Republican Presidential Race 2016

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New Target COO's headache: Too few goods to keep shelves filled | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two days after being promoted to the new position of Target Corp’s (TGT.N) Chief Operating Officer, John Mulligan’s big job is clear: fix a supply chain that the company blamed for shortages of goods that are undermining sales growth.<p>Customers shop in the pharmacy department of …

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