Google’s new Pixel Watch faces hurdles with economy, no iPhone support

Google’s new Pixel Watch faces hurdles with economy, no iPhone support

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct 6 (Reuters) – Google’s debut smartwatch will go on sale Oct. 13 for $350, the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit said on Thursday, taking on a field dominated by Apple Watch at a time when inflation-hammered consumers are shunning all forms of pricey wearables. At $100 more than Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) lowest-cost model … Read more

India’s Nykaa and Dubai’s Apparel Group forge Gulf alliance

India’s Nykaa and Dubai’s Apparel Group forge Gulf alliance

NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Indian cosmetics and fashion retailer Nykaa and Dubai-based lifestyle and fashion conglomerate Apparel Group have struck an alliance to expand in the Gulf region, the companies said on Thursday. With the agreement, Nykaa hopes to grow in a region where it sees high demand for beauty products, months after … Read more

UK’s in talks with potential suitors about a sale

Oct 4 (Reuters) – British online furniture retailer (MADE.L) said on Tuesday it has started talks with a number of interested parties for a potential sale of the company, with bids expected by the middle of the month. The retailer, currently valued at about 13.2 million pounds ($15 million), started laying off staff last … Read more

TikTok to partner with TalkShopLive for US live shopping, Financial Times reports

Oct 1 (Reuters) – TikTok is due to enter a partnership with Los Angeles-based TalkShopLive to launch its live shopping platform in North America by outsourcing its operations, the Financial Times reported on Saturday citing two people familiar with the operations. The companies are still finalizing the arrangements, the FT report said, adding that no … Read more

Hong Kong August retail sales slip, tight financial conditions dim outlook

August tourist arrivals soar 451.4% after July’s 454.4% growth Aug jewelry, watch sales up 4.3% y/y vs July’s 30.1% jump Govt says tight financial conditions will pose constraints HONG KONG, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s retail sales in August edged down on an annual basis while the growth rate also slowed from the month … Read more

India’s Reliance launches first in-house premium fashion store

BENGALURU, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Reliance Industries Ltd’s ( RELI.NS ) retail unit launched its first in-house premium fashion and lifestyle store on Thursday, as the billionaire Mukesh Ambani-led company continues to grab a bigger slice of India’s luxury market . The new store chain called Azorte, the first of which was launched in Bengaluru, … Read more

Bed, Bath & Beyond investors watching merchandise mix during sales slump

NEW YORK, NY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY.O) investors will be closely watching the home goods retailer’s second quarter earnings on Thursday for clues as to how customers are responding to its merchandise overhaul. The holiday season will be Bed Bath & Beyond’s “make-or-break moment” to show shoppers that its new … Read more

Factbox: US companies brace for Hurricane Ian

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Hurricane Ian is set to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday, pushing residents to empty grocery shelves, board up windows and rush to evacuation shelters. Ian has strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (250 km per hour), the Miami-based National … Read more

Canada retail sales fell in July amid rate increases

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register OTTAWA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Canadian retail sales fell more than expected in July, although they likely rebounded slightly in August, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, indicating interest rate increases by the Bank of Canada are slowing consumer spending. Retail sales fell 2.5% in July, … Read more

France sets a minimum delivery fee for online book sales to help independent stores compete

Books are displayed on a table at “La Librairie du Canal” bookstore in Paris as French lawmakers voted a draft bill aiming at stopping Amazon from offering free delivery for books and at protecting traditional bookshops from competition, France, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/ Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register PARIS, … Read more