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  • JD.com uses automated vans to deliver goods

    JD.com uses automated vans to deliver goods

    Ecommerce, Friday, 19 July 2019

    JD.com, the Chinese ecommerce giant that sits in the number two spot in online retail, second only to juggernaut Alibaba, is experimenting with new ways to get its packages delivered. In the midst of “worsening labour shortages” (according to the Nikkei ...
  • Marriott takes aim at Airbnb

    Marriott takes aim at Airbnb

    Luxury, Friday, 19 July 2019

    The world’s largest luxury hotelier, Marriott International, has homestay market leader Airbnb firmly in its sights. The larger company, however, is not trying to muscle Airbnb out of the space by cloning its business model – rather, it’s proposing ...
  • Givaudan wants to enable quicker innovation and market access for start-ups – and it’s partnering with Buhler to do it

    Givaudan wants to enable quicker innovation and market access for start-ups – and it’s partnering with Buhler to do it

    Managed, Friday, 19 July 2019

    Givaudan, the world leader in fragrances and flavours that’s behind many of the everyday tastes and scents we come into contact with, is passionate about start-ups. Specifically, it wants to help new players innovate and reach market more quickly – and ...
  • Xylem: digital water is “already here”

    Xylem: digital water is “already here”

    Managed, Friday, 19 July 2019

    Xylem Inc., the world’s leading water technology platform, says that digital water is already here. By “digital water” Xylem means the impact of new smart technologies on water infrastructure – something the company has long championed as a ...
  • When it comes to athleisure, running clubs are the new influencer

    When it comes to athleisure, running clubs are the new influencer

    Luxury, Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Global athleisure giants like Under Armour and Adidas have found a new type of influencer – but this one doesn’t live on Instagram. Running clubs, whose membership consists of amateur urban athletes that take to city streets in the mornings, evenings, ...
  • The battle is on for China’s next big ecommerce market – and Alibaba is in the lead

    The battle is on for China’s next big ecommerce market – and Alibaba is in the lead

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 18 July 2019

    China is the biggest ecommerce market in the world – but it’s not done growing yet. As easy wins in the country’s major cities begin to dry up, sights are set on what comes next. Alibaba has an answer: smaller cities, which are thus far underserved ...
  • Mixed results send Domino’s down

    Mixed results send Domino’s down

    Managed, Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Fast food giant Domino’s Pizza reported results for the second quarter of the fiscal year. The company beat the Street on some metrics, but fell short on others. At a time when competition in the food order and delivery market is high and getting higher, this ...
  • Skyworks Solutions highlights positive sustainability performance in 2018 report

    Skyworks Solutions highlights positive sustainability performance in 2018 report

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 18 July 2019

    Skyworks Solutions, an “innovator of high-performance analogue semiconductors” that feature in smartphones and other devices, is keen to tell the world how environmentally friendly it is. This month, the company released its Sustainability Report 2018 ...
  • Prime Day got off to a strong start – and it’s not just big-ticket items anymore

    Prime Day got off to a strong start – and it’s not just big-ticket items anymore

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    Ecommerce giant Amazon’s annual Prime Day celebration, where the online giant offers deep discounts to members of its Prime scheme, has become one of the retail world’s standout events. The company has been able to turn what could have been ‘just ...
  • Facebook’s $5 billion fine actually made it money

    Facebook’s $5 billion fine actually made it money

    Ecommerce, Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    When the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post broke recent news that social media titan Facebook would be fined $5 billion by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), readers were neatly divided in two. On the one side, there were people who perhaps don’t ...
  • Stella McCartney has jumped-ship to LVMH

    Stella McCartney has jumped-ship to LVMH

    Luxury, Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    High-end eponymous fashion brand Stella McCartney has announced that it has joined the world’s largest luxury company, LVMH. This will come as a surprise to many. Almost a year and a half ago, then-owner Kering sold back its 50% stake in Stella McCartney to ...
  • Amadeus looks to ethics with strengthened Key Travel partnership

    Amadeus looks to ethics with strengthened Key Travel partnership

    Managed, Wednesday, 17 July 2019

    IT giant Amadeus, the provider of backend services to a huge range of airports and other players in the travel sector, is furthering a long-standing partnership with ethical travel company Key Travel. Key Travel is a travel management company that works with ...
  • As Stranger Things 3 breaks Netflix’s records, Nielsen confirms the show is a MASSIVE hit

    As Stranger Things 3 breaks Netflix’s records, Nielsen confirms the show is a MASSIVE hit

    Ecommerce, Tuesday, 16 July 2019

    Investors in the world’s streaming video market leader, Netflix, have good reason to feel confident this month, as new has broken that the company’s flagship piece of original content, Stranger Things, has broken internal records. The show, which ...
  • Ferrari deepens its hold on the auto industry’s wealthiest clients

    Ferrari deepens its hold on the auto industry’s wealthiest clients

    Luxury, Tuesday, 16 July 2019

    If you spent your youth dreaming about owning the best supercar money could buy, Ferrari might have just what you’re looking for. The world’s most iconic luxury supercar maker is known for its flawless design, racing pedigree, exclusivity, and high-price ...
  • Want to go viral? Inditex has the magic

    Want to go viral? Inditex has the magic

    Luxury, Tuesday, 16 July 2019

    In the marketing, creative, and PR worlds, the term “viral” doesn’t refer to being laid up with the flu – it describes the impact created when a piece of content becomes suddenly popular on the internet and starts being shared organically. ...
  • Charles River says new innovation lab will be open in “early 2020”

    Charles River says new innovation lab will be open in “early 2020”

    Managed, Tuesday, 16 July 2019

    Charles River Laboratories, a provider of laboratory services for the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech industries, has announced that it’s opening a new south San Francisco accelerator and development lab (CRADL) early next year. The company says ...
  • Alibaba looks to ramp up the excitement over this year’s Single’s Day

    Alibaba looks to ramp up the excitement over this year’s Single’s Day

    /managed-news-feed-articles, Monday, 15 July 2019

    By now, you’ve probably heard of Single’s Day. If not, here’s the short version: it’s a kind of Valentine’s Day equivalent for single people that was cooked up by a bunch of Chinese university students some years ago, and is now the ...
  • Amazon makes huge commitment to staff training

    Amazon makes huge commitment to staff training

    Ecommerce, Monday, 15 July 2019

    When ecommerce titan Amazon does something, it does it big. You just have to look at the company’s annual Prime Day celebrations, or scan through one of CEO and founder Jeff Bezos’s shareholder letters to realise that Amazon is a uniquely ambitious and ...
  • Adidas pledges to offer more support to minority employees

    Adidas pledges to offer more support to minority employees

    Luxury, Monday, 15 July 2019

    Sneaker-selling athleisure giant Adidas has recently reaffirmed its commitment to look after staff no matter their gender, sexuality, or racial identity. The company has come under fire recently as anonymous sources have spoken to the media about alleged ...
  • Compass Group snaps up “boutique” operator Dine Contract Catering

    Compass Group snaps up “boutique” operator Dine Contract Catering

    Managed, Monday, 15 July 2019

    Global catering giant Compass Group has made another acquisition just a month after purchasing Nordic catering business Fazer Food Services for 475 million euros. The company in question this time is a “boutique” foodservice operator, Dine Contract ...
  • Xylem Inc. announces ambitious new sustainability goals

    Xylem Inc. announces ambitious new sustainability goals

    Managed, Friday, 12 July 2019

    Global water technology company Xylem Inc. is one of the businesses at the forefront of the fight against climate change and ecological disaster. So it’s fitting that it’s amongst the world’s most proactive companies when it comes to actually ...
  • Galaxy Macau revamp underway in show of confidence from owner

    Galaxy Macau revamp underway in show of confidence from owner

    Luxury, Friday, 12 July 2019

    Galaxy Entertainment Group has confirmed that its flagship property, the Galaxy Macau resort on Cotai, is undergoing significant renovations. Along with other Galaxy properties, this renovation will cost $190 million – that’s a significant investment, ...
  • Baidu’s self-driving cars have racked up more-than a million miles in 13 Chinese cities

    Baidu’s self-driving cars have racked up more-than a million miles in 13 Chinese cities

    Managed, Friday, 12 July 2019

    Chinese internet giant Baidu, the company often described as a Chinese Google, hosted its Create AI developer conference in Beijing at the start of this month, and investors got an interesting take-away. The company’s self-driving program has racked up more ...
  • Spotify reorganises content for premium users

    Spotify reorganises content for premium users

    Ecommerce, Friday, 12 July 2019

    Streaming music market leader Spotify has been testing a new look for its premium users’ content library that has finally been given the green light. The basic takeaway is that podcasts and music will now be separated, and some new functionality will be added. ...
  • Starbucks and Amazon partner on new football documentary

    Starbucks and Amazon partner on new football documentary

    Managed, Thursday, 11 July 2019

    Coffeehouse kingpin Starbucks is finally realising its dreams of moving into the storytelling space. The company recently announced that it was partnering with ecommerce giant Amazon to create a six-part documentary about soccer called “This is ...
  • Hermes US boss sees in-store retailing “here for a while”

    Hermes US boss sees in-store retailing “here for a while”

    Luxury, Thursday, 11 July 2019

    Bob Chavez, US CEO of international luxury super-brand Hermes, recently spoke at the graduation ceremony of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s class of 2019. In conversation with the institution’s president, Paula Wallace, Chavez shone a light on ...
  • Leaks suggest Netflix boss is mandating stricter hold on purse strings

    Leaks suggest Netflix boss is mandating stricter hold on purse strings

    Ecommerce, Thursday, 11 July 2019

    Streaming video on demand (SVOD) market leader Netflix has swiftly become a major producer of original content. The company’s homemade shows, including smash hits like Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black, have proved to be a hit with audiences around ...
  • Farfetch is all about sustainable fashion

    Farfetch is all about sustainable fashion

    Luxury, Thursday, 11 July 2019

    The fashion world’s foremost online sales platform, Farfetch, is all about sustainability. In championing the cause, Farfetch is leading a wider trend in the fashion world, which has become increasingly aware of its environmental impact in recent years. ...
  • Constellation Brands brings wine in a can to American Football fans

    Constellation Brands brings wine in a can to American Football fans

    Luxury, Wednesday, 10 July 2019

    Constellation Brands, the alcoholic drinks giant behind market-leading beer brands like Corona and Modello, is looking to find a giant new audience this summer: football fans who want their wine in a can. The company said that it has partnered with the NFL to ...
  • Visa: World Cup analysis shows world is going contactless

    Visa: World Cup analysis shows world is going contactless

    Wednesday, 10 July 2019

    Cashless transaction giant Visa has conducted analysis into payments made during the recent FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the picture it paints is one that is sure to bolster ecommerce investors’ confidence. According to Visa, a majority (51% of all ...