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Why harmonised retail is the future

For many industries, predicting the future during a pandemic would be difficult - if not impossible. Retail is different. Why?

By Oliver Guy 13 Nov 2020


Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020


Sony sells US-based online game unit

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's Sony has sold its online gaming unit to a US investment firm, in a move that should free it to make titles for consoles other than PlayStation...

4 Feb 2015


Japan asks US publisher to change 'sex slave' textbook

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan has asked a major US publisher to "correct" a school textbook that references WWII sex slaves, as Tokyo's bid to polish its history moves abroad...

16 Jan 2015


Sony warns it will lose $2.14bn this year

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony has said the company will lose at least $2.14bn this fiscal year, more than four-times its earlier forecast and blamed a downturn in its mobile phone business for the losses.

18 Sep 2014


Intelligent robot to clean your home

TOKYO, JAPAN: The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner is claimed to have more suction than any other robot vacuum.

5 Sep 2014


Sony makes $261m in three months on PS4 sales

TOKYO - The weak Yen helped Sony make profits of to $261m in the first-quarter thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation 4 console. However, the company still expects to make an overall loss this year.

1 Aug 2014


Japan's Suntory in talks to buy GSK drink brands

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese drinks giant Suntory Holdings is in advanced talks to buy the Lucozade and Ribena soft drinks brands for a possible US$1.56bn from British drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline, a report said Friday (6 September).

7 Sep 2013


Huffington Post launches Japan edition

TOKYO, JAPAN: US news website and aggregator, The Huffington Post, launched a Japanese edition on Tuesday, 7 May 2013, the company's first site in Asia, hoping to shake up the media landscape and generate discussion with readers.

8 May 2013


Sharp in talks with US technology giants?

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sharp Corporation's shares jumped in response to reports that the embattled Japanese electronics maker is in talks with US technology giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft on forming business and capital tie-ups.

7 Nov 2012


Japan's electronics sector warns of dire outlook

TOKYO, JAPAN: Warnings from Panasonic and Sharp that they will post a combined annual loss of more than US$15bn has reignited fears about the increasingly dire outlook for Japan's once-mighty electronics giants.

5 Nov 2012


Japan's Sharp to cut 11 000 jobs, sell assets: report

TOKYO, JAPAN: Troubled Japanese consumer electronics giant Sharp is to cut 11 000 jobs worldwide and sell US$2.7bn worth of assets and factories in a bid to turn its finances around, a report said Tuesday.

26 Sep 2012


Marketing pays off: iPhone 5 frenzy builds ahead of today's release

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new generation iPhone 5 set for release today. [Video]

21 Sep 2012


Environmentally friendly purchases heat up in emerging markets

NEW YORK, US: Purchases of environmentally protective products have grown significantly in two of the world's leading markets - China and Brazil; but the widespread perception that these products are too expensive may be blocking deeper adoption.

21 Aug 2012

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