Retail industry

In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photograph, buyers pass by a sign in the Patagonia exhibit at the Outdoor Retailer & Snow Show in the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Major players in the outdoor industry jumped into the political fight over national monuments two years ago and now have added climate change and sustainable manufacturing to their portfolio. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 31, 2019 - 1:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two years after jumping into a fight with the Trump administration over public lands, the U.S. outdoor industry is turning up the political pressure — though its impact is difficult to measure. Thousands of manufacturers and retailers gathered in Denver starting Wednesday for the...
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Lollipops handmade in the EU are displayed at the international candy fair ISM in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Approx. 5 % of German production of sweets, with a value of around 800 million Euro, is exported to the important United Kingdom market. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner7
January 31, 2019 - 11:43 am
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German gummy bears, chocolate and licorice are popular sweets in Britain, but aficionados there might have to start stockpiling if they don't want to go cold turkey when the country leaves the European Union. German candy retailers are worried that exporting sweets to the...
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January 31, 2019 - 5:11 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish low-cost fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz AB said Thursday its fourth-quarter profit dropped about 10 percent to 3.5 billion kronor ($390 million) as consumers continued to shift to online shopping. The Stockholm-based group retailer said quarterly sales increased by 12...
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FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald's Chicago flagship restaurant. McDonald's reports earnings Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
January 30, 2019 - 12:38 pm
McDonald's says modernized stores and growth in delivery helped bring in more customers globally last year, but lower store traffic in the U.S. remains a concern. The world's biggest hamburger chain said sales rose 4.4 percent at established locations in the fourth quarter and 4.5 percent for the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo varistas work in the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in New York. Starbucks Corp. reports financial results Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2019 - 6:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Improved U.S. holiday sales helped Starbucks Corp. achieve better-than-expected results in its fiscal first quarter. After a disappointing holiday in 2017, Starbucks made some changes. This past year, holiday drinks went on sale earlier and the company removed some merchandise from...
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January 22, 2019 - 6:20 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has fined Mastercard 570 million euros ($648 million) for stopping retailers from looking for better card payment terms at banks around Europe. The Commission, which polices competition, said Tuesday that Mastercard's rules prior to 2015 forced retailers to...
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Sean Mossman, director of sales and marketing for COOP Ale Works, draws a beer in the COOP taproom in Oklahoma City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. Rules that went into effect in Oklahoma in October allow grocery, convenience and retail liquor stores to sell chilled beer with an alcohol content of up to 8.99 percent. Previously, grocery and convenience stores could offer only 3.2 percent beer. Liquor stores, where stronger beers were available, were prohibited from selling it cold. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 19, 2019 - 11:23 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. Until October, Oklahoma grocery and...
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FILE- In this July 9, 2005, file photo a security mirror shows shoppers at a Gymboree store at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, Calif. Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree has filed bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years and will begin winding down all operations. The San Francisco company said late Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2019, that it will close all of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores, and will to sell its Janie and Jack business, intellectual property and online business. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:39 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gymboree has filed for bankruptcy protection for a second time in as many years, but this time the children's clothing retailer will begin winding down operations for good. The San Francisco company said late Wednesday that it will close all of its Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores...
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In this image provided by Karen Pulfer Focht, Doug Ketchum and his wife Mary pose with their daughter Stacie as their Memphis liquor store, Kimbrough Wine & Spirits. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a dispute over Tennessee’s residency requirements for liquor store owners. Doug and Mary Ketchum moved from Utah to Memphis and say Tennessee makes it almost impossible for someone to break into the liquor business from out of state. (Karen Pulfer Focht)
January 16, 2019 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared ready Wednesday to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic...
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Protestors gather near a burning tire during a demonstration over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. A Zimbabwean military helicopter on Tuesday fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires in the capital on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the economically shattered country. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 15, 2019 - 12:59 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's police and military patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Tuesday as a helicopter fired tear gas at demonstrators blocking a road and burning tires on a second day of deadly protests after the government more than doubled the price of fuel in the...
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