Consumer confidence during India’s festive season has led to a surge in temporary jobs and increased marketing spending. The EU targets Ikea over tax avoidance. In the UK, Waitrose scales back expansion plans, and in the US, Amazon adds beauty products to its Prime Now delivery service. Have a great day, and if you enjoy this edition, please share.
Waitrose cuts expansion plans Following an announcement that its parent company's, John Lewis Partnership, profits are down 15%, the UK grocer has scaled back expansion plans; now only half of a proposed 14 new stores will open.
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Millennials enjoy a brew According to a report by NDP Group, US millennials are embracing craft coffee methods of brewing such as French presses and pour over cones. The report found that young adults who brewed coffee in these ways were driven by creativity and personalisation because of the skill involved.