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  • Netflix’s share price declines after narrow miss on revenue, beat on earnings and subscriber growth

    Netflix’s share price declines after narrow miss on revenue, beat on earnings and subscriber growth

    Ecommerce, Friday, 18 January 2019

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix reported quarterly earnings after the bell last night, and its share price declined as a result. The reason for the decline is simple: Netflix hasn’t brought in as much revenue as investors would like. ...
  • Royal Caribbean will now take you to its own private islands!

    Royal Caribbean will now take you to its own private islands!

    Luxury, Friday, 18 January 2019

    Royal Caribbean is known as one of the world’s major cruise providers – but now the company has branched out into another type of holiday experience, with the debut of five private islands! The ‘Perfect Day’ private islands will open over the ...
  • Estee Lauder named in Bloomberg 2019 Gender Equality Index

    Estee Lauder named in Bloomberg 2019 Gender Equality Index

    Luxury, Friday, 18 January 2019

    Gender equality is a major talking point in industry, as a number of factors over the last few years have highlighted the fact that there’s still a glass ceiling. Some of those factors include the (increasingly public) disparity between what male celebrities ...
  • Tinder and Spotify – better together

    Tinder and Spotify – better together

    Managed, Friday, 18 January 2019

    Tinder and Spotify have a lot in common: they’re both market-leading apps, they’ve both conquered their respective industries, and they’re both popular with young people looking to have fun. So, the obvious question is: why don’t they work ...
  • Just prior to its earnings release, Netflix is rallying hard – here’s why

    Just prior to its earnings release, Netflix is rallying hard – here’s why

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 17 January 2019

    After the bell today, streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix will report earnings for the quarter ended December. And, if the market is anything to go by, expectations are high. Since Christmas Eve, the company’s share price has soared by 37% - ...
  • Domino’s Pizza sees US consumer as “really strong”, vows to keep control of delivery

    Domino’s Pizza sees US consumer as “really strong”, vows to keep control of delivery

    Managed, Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Domino’s Pizza has no interest in switching its delivery service over to Grubhub, Uber Eats, or any of the other order and delivery apps that are currently winning big with Millennials all over the US. The reason is that the company thinks keeping its ...
  • China still has a thirst for luxury wine

    China still has a thirst for luxury wine

    Luxury, Thursday, 17 January 2019

    China might be experiencing a softening of demand (at least, that’s the rumour) but one product that still goes over very well in the country is premium wines. It’s not just China that likes a classy wine – globally, drinkers have been gravitating ...
  • How sold is Take-Two Interactive on basketball? A billion dollars says a lot!

    How sold is Take-Two Interactive on basketball? A billion dollars says a lot!

    Luxury, Thursday, 17 January 2019

    Take-Two Interactive Software, the market-leading publisher behind a host of popular video game franchises like Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, is reportedly paying up to $1.1 billion in licensing fees to the NBA and the NBPA. The payments, due over the ...
  • Xylem instrumental in protecting the Nile from pollution

    Xylem instrumental in protecting the Nile from pollution

    Managed, Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Xylem Inc., the global water-technology company spearheading the fight against an impending water crisis, has just scored another win: establishing monitoring devices throughout the rive Nile in Egypt. When we think of the coming water crisis, we tend to focus on ...
  • Aptiv’s fleet of driverless cars becoming more “human-like”

    Aptiv’s fleet of driverless cars becoming more “human-like”

    Managed, Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Aptiv, the company that’s driving the auto-industry into the future, focussing on trends like automation, connectivity, and electrification, has a fleet of 75 autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas (30 of which are operated in conjunction with ride-hailing firm ...
  • Grubhub most popular food delivery app in US

    Grubhub most popular food delivery app in US

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    According to new research from digital marketing firm Zion & Zion, food ordering and delivery app Grubhub is more popular than any of its competitors. The app has 37.8% market share, with Uber Eats trailing closely behind at 36% and DoorDash in third place at ...
  • PVH Corp joins Global Fashion Agenda

    PVH Corp joins Global Fashion Agenda

    Luxury, Wednesday, 16 January 2019

    Sustainability is one of the major watchwords in fashion right now, as trend setters around the globe look for ways to make their wares more ecologically friendly. Of course, there’s a moral dimension to this – protecting the planet for those that will ...
  • New Report: Asian millennials to drive global consumption wave

    New Report: Asian millennials to drive global consumption wave

    Luxury, Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    Global investment giant KKR released a report last week that clearly pinpoints one group as poised to “reshape the global consumer market”. That group, as long-time readers of this newsfeed may already suspect, is one we talk about a lot: Asian ...
  • Alibaba positions itself as perfect platform for brands entering China

    Alibaba positions itself as perfect platform for brands entering China

    Managed, Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    In another of today’s newsfeed stories, we reiterated something we’ve been saying for years: China is a massive power when it comes to global consumption and the future of retail. But here is a corollary fact: if China is a big part of the future of ...
  • We’re approaching a world where you could live on Amazon alone

    We’re approaching a world where you could live on Amazon alone

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    The soon-to-be world’s most eligible bachelor, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has never made a secret of his plans to turn Amazon into an ‘everything shop’. Many people would say it’s nearly there. And, if the company’s forays into new ...
  • Constellation CEO: worries are overdone – business remains strong

    Constellation CEO: worries are overdone – business remains strong

    Luxury, Tuesday, 15 January 2019

    Rob Sands, the outgoing CEO of Constellation Brands, the US alcoholic beverage giant behind brands like Corona beer, thinks the market is failing to see the strength behind his company. After a lacklustre year so far, Sands thinks that a “total ...
  • Richemont: yellow vests dent sales, China still strong

    Richemont: yellow vests dent sales, China still strong

    Luxury, Monday, 14 January 2019

    According to luxury conglomerate Richemont (owner of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and other high-class brands) “yellow vest” protests in France weighed on luxury sales at the end of 2018. The world’s second-largest luxury group reported ...
  • Expedia’s HomeAway brand sees room to grow in “alternative housing”

    Expedia’s HomeAway brand sees room to grow in “alternative housing”

    Ecommerce, Monday, 14 January 2019

    Expedia president and CEO Mark Okerstrom has high hopes for growth in the coming years. Despite recently explaining his view that Expedia was now competing with the likes of Google and Facebook, the online travel expert’s head honcho noted that the global ...
  • Calvin Klein boss talks strategy

    Calvin Klein boss talks strategy

    Luxury, Monday, 14 January 2019

    In the fast-moving fashion world, brands have to evolve to stay current. With that in mind, Fashion giant PVH Corp’s iconic Calvin Klein (CK) has announced a number of big changes in recent days that look set to reinvigorate its position in the market. First, ...
  • Charles River Laboratories and Atomwise leverage AI towards drug innovations

    Charles River Laboratories and Atomwise leverage AI towards drug innovations

    Managed, Monday, 14 January 2019

    Charles River, a major facilitator of drug development and research innovations for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, has formed a “strategic alliance” with Atomwise, the inventor of the first deep learning artificial intelligence (AI) ...
  • Google goes on the offensive at CES 2019

    Google goes on the offensive at CES 2019

    Ecommerce, Friday, 11 January 2019

    The big news this week – at least in the technology sector – is this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. It’s the tech sector’s biggest event of the year, and often gives consumers a sneak peak at the trends that will be propelling ...
  • Spotify lets brands in on the weekly playlist

    Spotify lets brands in on the weekly playlist

    Luxury, Friday, 11 January 2019

    Streaming music market leader Spotify is experimenting with a new way to put brands in front of listeners. The company curates a ‘Discover Weekly’ playlist for each user – it’s a popular feature that helps to put Spotify out ahead of its ...
  • More news from CES 2019: have Visa and SiriusXM solved in-car mobile payments?

    More news from CES 2019: have Visa and SiriusXM solved in-car mobile payments?

    Managed, Friday, 11 January 2019

    In-car mobile payments have been a talking point for a while now, but for some reason, the technology always seems to be a stumbling block. As we found out this week at 2019’s Consumer Electronics Show, that might be about to change. The reason? Cashless ...
  • Millennial consumerism is driving delivery services

    Millennial consumerism is driving delivery services

    Ecommerce, Friday, 11 January 2019

    How do Millennials like to shop? As almost all successful retailers will tell you, the answer to that is online. That doesn’t necessarily mean that brick-and-mortar is done for – there’s still a place to experiment with products that you want to ...
  • Apple or China – where does the problem lie?

    Apple or China – where does the problem lie?

    Luxury, Thursday, 10 January 2019

    By now, Apple’s difficulties in China are well-known. And many investors are extrapolating a question from them: does Apple’s failure to shift iPhones finally prove what we’ve been worrying about months – is Chinese demand for luxury about to ...
  • Baidu: well my voice assistant sold 200 million!

    Baidu: well my voice assistant sold 200 million!

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 10 January 2019

    At the beginning of this week, we reported on Amazon’s surprise announcement that it had shifted 100 million devices with its virtual personal assistant Alexa. Now, Chinese internet giant Baidu has joined the party, announcing that its own voice assistant has ...
  • Alibaba makes further in-roads in big data with Data Artisans acquisition

    Alibaba makes further in-roads in big data with Data Artisans acquisition

    Managed, Thursday, 10 January 2019

    Chinese tech giant Alibaba, the country’s market leader in online retail, with a presence in numerous industries such as artificial intelligence and payments, has just driven deeper into big data with a European acquisition. The company has spent 90 million ...
  • CTS Eventim’s software gets first non-ticketing use

    CTS Eventim’s software gets first non-ticketing use

    Luxury, Thursday, 10 January 2019

    CTS Eventim is best known as a ticketing and live entertainment company – but now, news has broken that it will be trying its hand at something rather different. According to IQ Magazine, a trade journal for the live music industry, Eventim is 50% owner of a ...
  • As Brexit looms, Mr. Bond’s favourite carmaker puts contingency plans in motion

    As Brexit looms, Mr. Bond’s favourite carmaker puts contingency plans in motion

    Luxury, Wednesday, 09 January 2019

    Would James Bond support Brexit? Who knows. What we do know, however, is how the fictional superspy’s favourite carmaker feels about it: decidedly unsettled. Iconic luxury auto brand Aston Martin announced on Monday that it was triggering Brexit contingency ...
  • Amazon and Walmart join forces to lobby over Indian ecommerce

    Amazon and Walmart join forces to lobby over Indian ecommerce

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 09 January 2019

    If you follow the news at all, you probably don’t think of ecommerce titan Amazon and retail empire Walmart as the best of friends. In fact, far from it. The two everything-shop giants have fought across various battlegrounds, but one of the most recent is the ...