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Brian Berk July 23, 2014 Convenience Store News MINNEAPOLIS – At first glance, Target Corp.’s first TargetExpress store, which opened Wednesday to the public, looks like a miniature version of the company’s large-format locations. But upon closer inspection, while many...

Graham Ruddick, and Ben Martin 21 Jul 2014 The Telegraph Britain’s biggest retailer has replaced Philip Clarke with Dave Lewis, and the City is not short of ideas for what Tesco’s new chief executive must change 1. Rebrand Tesco stores...

July 22, 2014 The Age Dozens of bricks and mortar businesses in Australia now accept payment in bitcoins. Virtual currencies remain firmly on the radar of financial regulators despite only 2 per cent of Australians ever using alternative currencies such...

Damon Kitney JULY 22, 2014 THE AUSTRALIAN THE $US11 billion ($11.72bn) food arm of Thailand’s largest agriculture-based company wants to establish up to 500 Thai restaurants across Australia and move further into the booming ready-to-eat meals segment as its Australian...

Eli Greenblat July 22, 2014 The Age The boss of Metcash’s $9 billion food and grocery division has warned the aggressive push into financial services by supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths could pose a serious threat to competition much in...

JULY 22, 2014 news.com.au WHEN it comes to the brands we love, there’s no accounting for taste. Now the 13th annual Reader’s Digest poll has revealed the brands Australian consumers hold dear, in every facet of life from banks to...

MATT RICHTEL The New York Times Twista Lime, Kauai Kolada, Caribbean Chill, Mintrigue. Exotic cigarette flavors like those were banned in 2009 out of concern they might tempt young people. But the flavors tobacco companies once sold look like plain...

LIZETTE ALVAREZ JULY 21, 2014 The New York Times TAMPA, Fla. — Some unforgettable places waft into memory on a scent. For Floridians, it may be the sweetness of mangoes in Miami, the salt-sprinkled air of the Keys, the pungency...

23rd July 2014 Australian Institute of Company Directors Having just one woman on the board can improve governance and make a difference, a study in Canada has found. Judith Zaichkowsky, professor of marketing at the Beedie School of Business, Simon...

JULY 24, 2014 news.com.au PEPSICO Inc says its profit fell by 2 per cent on restructuring charges in its second quarter, but that sales volume ticked up for its snacks and drinks. THE company, which owns Frito-Lay, Gatorade and Quaker,...

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