Hello and good day!
American global players are keeping their competitors at bay in Asia. India is Apple's fastest growing market and Walmart is top retailer in China. US giant Fedex is aiming for a greater reach in Europe with another billion-dollar deal. Read about these activities, locally grown fruit trees, marathon stores and a lot more in today's issue.
Nestlé announces new Manila chairman Suresh Narayanan is the new chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines. He previously had the same role at Nestlé Egypt and was Head of the Nestlé Business for the North East African Region.
Supporting local produces Supermarket chain Spar Austria wants more regionally grown products on the shelves and commissioned 6,200 apricot trees in Austria. The goal is to prevent the import of 800 tonnes of stone fruit from Spain and Italy +++ Over in the UK, the government is backing British farming.
usa & canada
Uniqlo expands in US Japanese retail giant Uniqlo continues its US expansion with plans to open stores in the Seattle, Denver and Washington, D.C., metro areas for the first time.
Adidas and Nordstrom plan new stores A new store, dubbed Boston Marathon Run Base and operated by athletic footwear giant Adidas and the Boston Athletic Association, will open this month to sell premium Adidas footwear +++ Fashion retailer Nordstrom is to launch two new Nordstrom Rack stores in Pittsburgh and Novi, Michigan.
Management changes at Chiquita and Kroger The leadership transition at Chiquita Brands International under new ownership continues with the announcement that two more executives will be leaving the company +++ Retail company Kroger announced that Marlene Stewart has been promoted to president of the company's Dillons division.
Smartphone charged in 60 seconds Stanford scientists have invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry. The flexible, high-performance rechargeable battery can go from flat to full in a fraction of the time it currently takes.
Ready for wearable devices According to new research from Accent Marketing, half of more than 1,000 consumers surveyed said they would buy wearable tech so brands can send alerts and have more insight into their lifestyle.