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Google gunning for Amazon’s smart speaker market

January 29, 2018

Amazon Echo is leading the home automation market with an estimated 69% market share, but Google Home showed substantial gains over the holidays.

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Staples replaces Shira Goodman with Coca-Cola exec

January 29, 2018

J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas steps into the top spot as private equity owner Sycamore Partners prepares for a new era.






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Jobs at hundreds of Topshop and Topman stores to be cut

January 29, 2018

Jobs at hundreds of Topshop and Topman stores across the UK could be axed amid another major staff reshuffle in the retail sector this month. It was revealed last week that Arcadia will seek to cut brand manager roles in stores which house both a Topshop and a Topman under one roof.






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Ikea founder dies at 91

January 29, 2018

The company continues to build on Ingvar Kamprad's entrepreneurial spirit and is even considering a furniture rental program to reduce waste. 






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Starbucks downgraded by Bernstein because China growth is not enough to offset slowing US sales

January 29, 2018

Starbucks' strong growth in China will be overshadowed by slowing growth in the U.S., an analyst at Bernstein says.






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Why grocery shoppers may move online twice as fast as originally anticipated

January 29, 2018

Total online grocery spending could reach $100 billion within five to seven years, based on new projections.






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Former Under Armour execs launch direct-to-consumer brand

January 29, 2018

Henry Stafford and Steve Battista, former chiefs of marketing and brand at Under Armour, have launched a men's denim line.






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Here’s what to look for as health care reports earnings, with HCA, Aetna and CVS front and center

January 28, 2018

Big health insurers and the nation's largest for-profit hospital operator plan to give fourth quarter results.






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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has died at 91

January 28, 2018

Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91.






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Cyberattacks on the cloud could cost retail $3.6B

January 27, 2018

Retailers are increasingly relying on cloud services, which could put them in line for big losses if their cloud provider is taken offline by a cyber incident.






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