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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

Yum Brands Sells Slice of China Business Ahead of Spinoff

September 2, 2016 |

Yum Brands, the owner of KFC and Pizza Hut, has struck a deal to sell a $ 460 million stake in its China operations to a prominent Chinese deal maker and the financial affiliate of Alibaba Group as it prepares for a spinoff of the China unit.
WSJ.com: US Business

Beverly Hills billionaire to take over Twinkies maker Hostess Brands

July 6, 2016 |

When Hostess announced plans to close down for good in late 2012, it kicked off a run on Twinkies, Ding Dongs and the company’s other classic goodies, with fans fearful their favorite cream-filled cakes would soon be gone forever.

Among the buyers were some of Beverly Hills billionaire Alec Gores’…


L.A. Times – Business

Lancôme Learns That Even Beauty Brands Can’t Avoid Politics in China – Jing Daily

June 13, 2016 |

Jing Daily
Lancôme Learns That Even Beauty Brands Can't Avoid Politics in China
Jing Daily
No matter where they're doing business, most major multinational consumer brands have one strategy when it comes to politics: stay far, far away. But from Google to Lego and most recently Lancôme, companies have learned that this is nearly impossible …
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Economic Times –EJ Insight –Hong Kong Free Press –Sonoran Weekly Review
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Business – Google News

Lancôme Learns That Even Beauty Brands Can’t Avoid Politics in China – Jing Daily

June 13, 2016 |

Jing Daily
Lancôme Learns That Even Beauty Brands Can't Avoid Politics in China
Jing Daily
No matter where they're doing business, most major multinational consumer brands have one strategy when it comes to politics: stay far, far away. But from Google to Lego and most recently Lancôme, companies have learned that this is nearly impossible …
Hong Kong shares suffer biggest fall in 4 months on global woesReuters
Hong Kong Policymakers Want More Multinational TreasurersPYMNTS.com
Global markets make grim start to the weekCNNMoney
EJ Insight –Hong Kong Free Press –Barron’s (blog) –Hong Kong Standard (press release)
all 41 news articles »

Business – Google News