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Found on Instagram, sold on Alibaba: Even the smallest brands are now the victims of counterfeiting

January 15, 2018 |

Team Dream is a small business by most any measure.

The quirky cycling apparel brand has just five employees. It produces only about 100 pieces of each garment and operates out of a converted gas station in San Marino, where a closet-sized nook doubles as both a fulfillment center and R&D lab.

L.A. Times – Business

This Year’s 5 Best, 6 Worst Car Brands

August 30, 2017 |

What cars do Americans like most—and least? 24/7 Wall St. takes a look at scores from the 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index for cars to answer that question. The five car brands that ranked the highest, on a scale from 1 to 100: Lexus , 86 Toyota, 86 Subaru, 85…

Mnuchin’s wife isn’t the only one defining herself through the brands she promotes

August 25, 2017 |

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin’s wife, Louise Linton, did herself no favors when she took to Instagram this week to brag about the luxury brands she was wearing and then belittled a commenter who called her out for her let-them-eat-cake behavior.

“It’s as stupid as stupid gets,” said Leslie…

L.A. Times – Business

Target is shedding Merona and Mossimo and adding new brands instead

August 22, 2017 |

When clothing brands such as Merona and Mossimo helped propel Target Corp. to new heights in the 1990s and early 2000s, an H&M was not in every mall.

Online subscription services such as Stitch Fix were not yet on the horizon.

Amazon sold mostly books.

And department stores and shopping malls were…

L.A. Times – Business

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. 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. 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. 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…

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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