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The $3 Peanut-Butter Club? Startup Tests Power of Brands

July 11, 2017 |

Brandless, an e-commerce startup, is betting shoppers would rather pay $ 3 for generic versions of household staples rather than buy Colgate, Heinz and other big-name goods.
WSJ.com: US Business

Target Shelves Some Big Brands for New Niche Labels

July 1, 2017 |

Target is closing some stalwart brands and creating niche labels to draw shoppers seeking something special.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon’s Grocery Ambitions Spell Trouble for Food Brands

June 26, 2017 |

Amazon’s deeper push into the grocery business threatens to further pinch packaged-food companies already coping with slowing sales.
WSJ.com: US Business

Men Probing Ivanka Trump Brands in China Missing, Arrested

May 31, 2017 |

A man investigating working conditions at a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-brand shoes has been arrested and two others are missing, the arrested man’s wife and an advocacy group said Tuesday. Hua Haifeng was accused of illegal surveillance, according to his wife, Deng Guilian. Deng said police told her…
Newser

Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as consumer habits change

March 20, 2017 |

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce…


L.A. Times – Business

Race-track rivalry moves to boardroom as VW brands battle for electric car jobs

November 27, 2016 |

Nick Tandy of Britain drives his Porsche 919 Hybrid number 19 ahead of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro number 7 driven by Marcel Fassler of Switzerland, during the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race in Le MansFRANKFURT/HAMBURG (Reuters) – Just as Porsche and Audi have fought for supremacy on the race track, the Volkswagen brands are now locked in a cut-throat battle to develop and manufacture the next generation of electric cars at a group embroiled in the "Dieselgate" scandal. Volkswagen Group denies that the kind of internal rivalry that it encouraged at the Le Mans 24 hour race is getting out of hand in the boardroom. Every brand with engine-manufacturing capacity now wants a leadership role when it comes to electric motors, battery packs and battery-cell expertise," an executive at one of the VW divisions, who declined to be named, said.



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On Black Friday, Teens Prioritize Bargains Over Brands

November 26, 2016 |

Teen retailers have taken a beating in the past year as young consumers eschew uniformity and turn to lesser-known or fast-fashion options.
WSJ.com: US Business

We Have Revised Our Price Estimate Of Restaurant Brands International

November 11, 2016 |

Restaurant Brands International’s recent earnings were impressive to say the least, given the environment of economic uncertainty, and the struggling restaurant industry weighed down by the fast casual segment. The growth in the top line at RBI primarily came from Tim Hortons (+7% y-o-y), although Burger King (+1% y-o-y) also […]
Forbes Real Time

The 5 Best, Worst Car Brands in US

September 19, 2016 |

It’s not clear whether Matthew McConaughey’s commercials have anything to do with swaying customer opinion, but a nationwide survey of nearly 4,000 people regarding 24 major car brands has found that Americans love their Ford Lincolns the most, 24/7 Wall St. reports. An American Customer Satisfaction Index press release…
Newser

Yum Brands, owner of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, plans to sell stake in Chinese business

September 3, 2016 |

Yum Brands says it will sell a stake in its China unit, which the parent company of KFC and Pizza Hut is spinning off later this year. 

The company said Friday that it struck deals to sell stakes to private equity firm Primavera Capital Group, and online and mobile financial services provider Ant…


L.A. Times – Business