Brands + Retail

Adidas golf shoes "Adizero" are pictured during the company's annual news conference in Herzogenaurach

Adidas seeks buyer for golf businesses to focus on shoes, clothing

Reuters - German sportswear company Adidas (ADSGn.DE) aims to sell the bulk of its loss-making golf business to focus on shoes and clothing, it said after the core Adidas brand reported strong quarterly sales,…

In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

In Tech: Dish techs fix iPhones, Best Buy gets Oculus VR

The Canadian Press - When Dish technicians aren't busy installing satellite TV services in people's…

This 27-year-old CEO is taking on Lululemon and Nike

This 27-year-old CEO is taking on Lululemon and Nike

CNBC - Shying away from neon spandex and hyper-competitive messaging, Tyler Haney has launched her …

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  • The Volvo logo is seen during the media preview of the 2016 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan
    Volvo Car Group says retail sales rise 11.3 percent in April

    Volvo Car Group, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., said on Tuesday retail sales of its models grew 11.3 percent in April, marking the 11th straight month of year-on-year growth for the …

    The Volvo logo is seen during the media preview of the 2016 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan

    Volvo Car Group, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., said on Tuesday retail sales of its models grew 11.3 percent in April, marking the 11th straight month of year-on-year growth for the ...

  • Fired Walmart greeter, 78, gets support from angry shoppers
    Fired Walmart greeter, 78, gets support from angry shoppers

    Andre Ouimet said he was marched out of the Leduc store last Friday, after being called a thief and a liar in a meeting with management. Ouimet admits he took unpaid toilet paper out of the store, but …

    Fired Walmart greeter, 78, gets support from angry shoppers

    Andre Ouimet said he was marched out of the Leduc store last Friday, after being called a thief and a liar in a meeting with management. Ouimet admits he took unpaid toilet paper out of the store, but says it was an accident. At his van, Ouimet realized he had left the store with a package of toilet paper in his scooter, …

  • Cramer: Retail isn’t dead—millennials are changing the game
    Cramer: Retail isn’t dead—millennials are changing the game

    Jim Cramer doesn't think brick and mortar are dead yet, even with Amazon taking share. It's changing fast, though. Here's how to prepare.

    Cramer: Retail isn’t dead—millennials are changing the game

    Jim Cramer doesn't think brick and mortar are dead yet, even with Amazon taking share. It's changing fast, though. Here's how to prepare.

  • Junk food tax considered, ruled out says Cathy Bennett
    Anti-budget protesters take action at Topsail Road McDonald's

    Eight people spent Saturday morning trying to block customer access to the McDonald's restaurant on Topsail Road in St. John's, in attempt to send an anti-budget message to provincial Finance Minister …

    Junk food tax considered, ruled out says Cathy Bennett

    Eight people spent Saturday morning trying to block customer access to the McDonald's restaurant on Topsail Road in St. John's, in attempt to send an anti-budget message to provincial Finance Minister Cathy Bennett, who they say owns the business. Tom Beckett, who organized the action, said while he understands trying …

  • Retailer says city, economy forcing St. John's store to close
    Retailer says city, economy forcing St. John's store to close

    Frank Fagan, one of the owners of Junk on Water Street, says the small store simply is not sustainable and will soon close. "You have to be sensible enough to know when to leave the party," said Fagan. …

    Retailer says city, economy forcing St. John's store to close

    Frank Fagan, one of the owners of Junk on Water Street, says the small store simply is not sustainable and will soon close. "You have to be sensible enough to know when to leave the party," said Fagan. The store sold a little bit of everything: clothes, candles, clutches and cushions, and Fagan said that's why he and …

  • Sobeys must pay Andrella David $21K for racial discrimination

    An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Andrella David, the Nova Scotia woman who was racially profiled while shopping at a Tantallon Sobeys in 2009, will receive $21,000 from the company. …

    Sobeys must pay Andrella David $21K for racial discrimination

    An independent human rights board of inquiry has ruled that Andrella David, the Nova Scotia woman who was racially profiled while shopping at a Tantallon Sobeys in 2009, will receive $21,000 from the company. It also mandates that Sobeys Group Inc. provide a written apology to David and that the company participate in …

  • McDonald's probes copycat burger joint in separatist east Ukraine

    The McDonald's (NYSE:MCD - News) fast food chain said its lawyers were investigating after entrepreneurs in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine started selling McDonald's-style hamburgers out of a restaurant …

    Letters "Mc" and flag of self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic are seen on building which before housed McDonald's restaurant in Luhansk

    The McDonald's (NYSE:MCD - News) fast food chain said its lawyers were investigating after entrepreneurs in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine started selling McDonald's-style hamburgers out of a restaurant that the company shut down two years ago. The company said it pulled out of the Ukrainian city of Luhansk in May …

  • Online retail giant Amazon's quarterly revenue surges 28 percent

    Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc's quarterly revenue surged 28.2 percent as its Prime loyalty program helped attract more customers and revenue jumped in its cloud services business. Amazon, the world's …

    File photograph of an Amazon logo on a worker's jacket at an Amazon Fulfilment Center

    Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc's quarterly revenue surged 28.2 percent as its Prime loyalty program helped attract more customers and revenue jumped in its cloud services business. Amazon, the world's ...

  • Women traders highlight clothing drive at NYSE

    The Security Traders Association Women in Finance rang the NYSE opening bell on Wednesday to highlight its professional women's clothing drive.

    Women traders highlight clothing drive at NYSE

    The Security Traders Association Women in Finance rang the NYSE opening bell on Wednesday to highlight its professional women's clothing drive.

  • Rothesay Netherwood students win top prize for bulletproof clothing design

    A team of Grade 8 students from New Brunswick has won first place in their division of what's billed as the world's largest K-12 science fair for designing bulletproof clothing they say is 30 times stronger …

    Rothesay Netherwood students win top prize for bulletproof clothing design

    A team of Grade 8 students from New Brunswick has won first place in their division of what's billed as the world's largest K-12 science fair for designing bulletproof clothing they say is 30 times stronger than the Kevlar currently used in bulletproof vests. The future technology prototype by the four Rothesay Netherwood …

  • McDonald's testing new Chicken McNuggets in two U.S. markets

    The company said on Wednesday it started testing a "simpler" recipe for the snack in 140 restaurants in Oregon and Washington state last month. McDonald's also did not say whether it would roll out the …

    A McDonald's restaurant is pictured in Encinitas, California

    The company said on Wednesday it started testing a "simpler" recipe for the snack in 140 restaurants in Oregon and Washington state last month. McDonald's also did not say whether it would roll out the new recipes nationally. The news, which was first reported by Crain's Chicago Business, follows McDonald's announcement …

  • Wal-Mart’s quest for the perfect doughnut box

    Doughnuts don't only add to the waistline but consume a lot of packaging. So how do you solve a problem like a wasteful pastry box? Wal-mart thinks it has found the answer: basic geometry.

    Wal-Mart's quest for the perfect doughnut box

    Doughnuts don't only add to the waistline but consume a lot of packaging. So how do you solve a problem like a wasteful pastry box? Wal-mart thinks it has found the answer: basic geometry.

  • Rona Ambrose uses Regina, Sask. visit to promote pipelines

    After taking a tour of a steel-producing facility in Regina, Sask., on Tuesday, Rona Ambrose had a clear message for the federal government. "When I talk about Mr. Trudeau and uncertainty around pipelines, …

    Rona Ambrose uses Regina, Sask. visit to promote pipelines

    After taking a tour of a steel-producing facility in Regina, Sask., on Tuesday, Rona Ambrose had a clear message for the federal government. "When I talk about Mr. Trudeau and uncertainty around pipelines, this is really where it hits home," the interim leader of the Conservative Party said. Ambrose, along with MP and …

  • McDonald’s Franchisees Can’t Afford $15 Minimum Wage, Former CEO Says

    Most of the chain's restaurants are independently owned, Ed Rensi said, but he wouldn't address how McDonald’s charges store owners.

    McDonald’s Franchisees Can’t Afford $15 Minimum Wage, Former CEO Says

    Most of the chain's restaurants are independently owned, Ed Rensi said, but he wouldn't address how McDonald’s charges store owners.

  • Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald's

    ATLANTA - Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.

    Andra Day to appear on 40 million Coke cups at McDonald's

    ATLANTA - Andra Day wants to inspire people to rise up while drinking a Coke.

  • Costco fruit recall: Get immunized immediately, consumers warned

    David Allison told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show "it came at no particular surprise" to hear that frozen fruit sold at some Costco stores was linked to hepatitis A. The Canadian Food Inspection …

    Costco fruit recall: Get immunized immediately, consumers warned

    David Allison told CBC Radio's St. John's Morning Show "it came at no particular surprise" to hear that frozen fruit sold at some Costco stores was linked to hepatitis A. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency issued a recall on Nature's Touch Organic Berry Cherry Blend, a frozen product with best before dates up to and including …

  • Rohinie Bisesar, accused in Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing, sent for mental health assessment

    Rohinie Bisesar, the accused in the fatal Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing in Toronto last December, is being sent for a psychiatric evaluation after a court appearance on Friday in which she claimed to hear …

    Rohinie Bisesar, accused in Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing, sent for mental health assessment

    Rohinie Bisesar, the accused in the fatal Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing in Toronto last December, is being sent for a psychiatric evaluation after a court appearance on Friday in which she claimed to hear voices and to have had a microchip implanted inside her. Bisesar will remain in custody at the Vanier Centre for Women …

  • McDonald's US sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfast

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's said U.S. sales jumped in the first quarter as it raised prices, worked on improving service and benefited from the popularity of its all-day breakfast menu.

    McDonald's US sales jump, boosted by all-day breakfast

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - McDonald's said U.S. sales jumped in the first quarter as it raised prices, worked on improving service and benefited from the popularity of its all-day breakfast menu.

  • All-day breakfast, promotions drive McDonald's profit beat

    Shares in the world's largest fast-food chain are up nearly 28 percent from a year ago, when then-new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook launched a turnaround plan that has included simplifying sprawling …

    Customers are served at a McDonald's in Times Square in New York

    Shares in the world's largest fast-food chain are up nearly 28 percent from a year ago, when then-new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook launched a turnaround plan that has included simplifying sprawling menus and improving speed and service to counter intense competition from the likes of Burger King (Toronto:QSR.TO - News), …

  • McDonald's: The key to our success is a bunch of Egg McMuffins

    McDonald's shares went higher Friday after the company announced better than expected earnings.

    McDonald's stock up 2% following earnings beat

    McDonald's shares went higher Friday after the company announced better than expected earnings.