Retailers (Legacy)

Trump says looking at pressuring other Chinese companies after Bytedance

Trump says looking at pressuring other Chinese companies after Bytedance

Published 16/08/2020

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he could exert pressure on more Chinese companies such as technology giant Alibaba (BABA.N) [more…]

Zoom to shift to ‘partner-only’ model in China, suspend direct sales

Zoom to shift to ‘partner-only’ model in China, suspend direct sales

Published 03/08/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) will shift to a partner-only model in mainland China from Aug. 23, suspending direct sales to all customers [more…]

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Britain urgently needs to see China law on Hong Kong, says UK PM’s spokesman

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain urgently needs to see the legislation China passed regarding Hong Kong to determine whether it has breached the joint declaration and [more…]

Primark the star attraction as England’s stores reopen after lockdown

Primark the star attraction as England’s stores reopen after lockdown

Published 15/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Long queues of shoppers snaked around stores in England on Monday, with discount fashion retailer Primark proving a particular draw as shops [more…]

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Walmart partners with Shopify to expand online marketplace business

Published 15/06/2020

(Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) has partnered with Canadian e-commerce firm Shopify Inc (SHOP.TO) (SHOP.N), as the world’s biggest brick-and-mortar retailer ramps up its efforts [more…]

Alibaba says cloud unit to recruit 5,000 staff globally this financial year

Alibaba says cloud unit to recruit 5,000 staff globally this financial year

Published 09/06/2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group said its cloud unit aims to recruit 5,000 staff globally from now until the end of this financial year, in [more…]

France rejects Amazon’s request for unemployment schemes at six sites

France rejects Amazon’s request for unemployment schemes at six sites

Published 04/05/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has rejected a request by Amazon (AMZN.O) to tap a state partial unemployment scheme for employees at its six [more…]

Germany should only carefully lift virus restrictions: minister

Germany should only carefully lift virus restrictions: minister

Published 27/04/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s economy minister urged the country’s 16 federal states on Monday to go slowly in lifting coronavirus restrictions to avoid the outbreak [more…]

As China splashes out vouchers to revive retail, many just buy necessities

As China splashes out vouchers to revive retail, many just buy necessities

Published 21/04/2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is handing out billions of yuan in shopping coupons to support retailers crushed by the COVID-19 outbreak, but the subsidies are [more…]

With plastic sheets, Japan’s convenience stores target social distancing

With plastic sheets, Japan’s convenience stores target social distancing

Published 13/04/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Some of Japan’s ubiquitous convenience stores have taken a novel approach to social distancing by hanging plastic sheets from the ceiling to [more…]