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Amazon to pull plug on China retail operations – report

Apr 18, 2019 - 2:13 PM

An Amazon spokesperson says the company is looking to focus more on cross-border sales in China

AMAZON. An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. File photo by David Ryder/Getty Images/AFP

Alibaba revenue in biggest leap since IPO

Aug 11, 2016 - 9:05 PM

UPDATED Revenue for the e commerce giant soars to 4 83 billion in the June quarter

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 19, 2014 shows Chinese online retail giant Alibaba founder Jack Ma smiling as he waits for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba saw revenues leap 59 percent year-on-year for the quarter ended in June, it said on August 11, 2016, accelerating growth from the previous quarter.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Sales slump worsens at fashion group Gap

May 11, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Key challenges include competition from fast fashion chains like H M and Uniqlo

epa02612287 United States apparel maker GAP Inc.'s new flagship store in the up-market Ginza shopping district in downtown Tokyo, Japan, 03 March, 2011. The store is part of GAP's recent move into the Asian market. The company also plans to open 11 stores this year in Hong Kong and China. EPA/EVERETT KENNEDY BROWN

Alibaba to buy $1B controlling stake in Lazada

Apr 12, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Alibaba says the investment consists of 500 million newly issued equity capital by Lazada and shares from existing shareholders – for a total of 1 billion

QUIZ: What kind of packrat are you?

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:41 PM

What does your collection say about you? Take this quiz to find out

The SM Store launches e-commerce site

Dec 15, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Targeting millennial shoppers the country’s giant retailer further expands its presence with its new shopping website

The art of letting go – in style

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:27 PM

3 top bloggers share lessons on how to create a timelessly cool wardrobe

Alibaba makes Wall Street debut

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:56 PM

UPDATED By raising as much as 25 billion Chinese online giant Alibaba is poised to break the record for the largest initial public offering in history

WELCOME TO NYSE. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange prior to Alibaba Group's initial price offering (IPO) on September 19, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Yahoo brushes up its e-commerce for small business

Aug 15, 2014 - 11:46 AM

The move can help Yahoo regain a foothold in online retailing in a market expected to grow to 304 billion this year

E-COMMERCE REIMAGINED. Yahoo announces on August 14 the relaunch of its e-commerce platform, which allows small businesses to easily set up online retailing. Image from Shutterstock

Bringing your 'raket' into the digital age

May 10, 2014 - 1:45 PM

Through raket ph Lyle Jover and his team want to change the way Filipinos pursue their raket

The founding team (left to right): Lyle Jover, Bryan Martinez, Jp Menjares

Go online or lose customers, offline retailers told

Oct 05, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Retailers who have not maximized the Internet’s potential have a lot of catching up to do

London-based fashion website recalls radioactive belts

May 28, 2013 - 11:55 PM

The belts made of leather and covered with metal studs tested positive for Cobalt 60

BELT RECALL. Online fashion retailer Asos recalls a batch of belts after they tested positive for Cobalt-60. Screenshot from the Asos website

Germany's Tengelmann pours $26-M into Zalora

Mar 13, 2013 - 1:57 PM

This comes just about 6 months after JP Morgan Asset Management invested in online fashion and lifestyle retailer Zalora

FUNDING ROUND. Online retailer Zalora gets new investments from European retails. Screenshot of the Philippine site

Germany demands probe of Amazon work conditions

Feb 17, 2013 - 7:22 PM

Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen says any proof of wrongdoing could result in serious consequences for the temporary employment agency used by Amazon

HARASSMENT? German labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen called on February 17, 2013 for a thorough probe into allegations that foreign seasonal workers hired in Germany by US online retail giant Amazon were harassed and intimidated. Photo by AFP

eBay moves toward social, mobile

Oct 11, 2012 - 7:23 AM

The retail site also reveals a new image rich look