E-sales growth in the run-up to Christmas may have been weaker than for some years, but that shouldn't hold Christmas Day e-spending back with a new prediction that it will reach a significant milestone this year.
Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s talc products.
France's Chanel and Japan's Pola Orbis are among firms launching new ranges to exploit signs of rising demand for cosmetics among men, betting the tide is finally turning in a segment that has long underwhelmed.
Germany agreed new rules on Wednesday to lower the threshold for screening and even blocking purchases of stakes in German firms by non-Europeans, in a move to fend off unwanted takeovers by Chinese investors.
The visits came as regulators in India launched an investigation into J&J’s Baby Powder following a Reuters report last Friday that the firm knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos could be found in the product.
Slowing growth in e-tail in Britain reflected tough economic times and excessive Black Friday discounts a new report said on Wednesday, but discount fatigue seems to be setting in and the future is uncertain.
A study from Capgemini has found that artificial intelligence is on the rise in retail, with 28% of retailers saying they are deploying it, up from 17% in 2017, but its implementation has been a reality check for some.