• Amazon Crafts A Threat To Etsy
    Amazon yesterday launched its long-in-the-making homemade-crafts site, Handmade at Amazon, with more than 5,000 artisans from 60 countries peddling over 80,000 items that are guaranteed to be "factory-free." More than 30% "can be personalized by artisans to delight customers," according to Amazon's release.
  • Grounds For Discussion: JAB's Peet's Buys Stumptown Coffee From TSG
    Portland hipsters, still assumed to be mourning the ripping up of a garish '30s-era carpet from the local airport this summer, were hammered by the news yesterday that Peet's Coffee, which itself was snatched up by a Luxembourg-based conglomerate controlled by a "secretive" German family in 2012, had acquired its beloved Stumptown Coffee.
  • Let The Games Begin: TPP Deal Goes To Congress
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement faces a grueling battle for approval in Congress - and the legislatures of each participating country - now that the 12 nations involved have hammered out a deal after five years of negotiations led by the United States.
  • American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy Promising To Revitalize Brand
    Still bruised from its legal battles with ousted founder Dov Charney and battered by competitors in the fickle teen market, Los Angeles-based American Apparel filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, early Monday morning.
  • As ConAgra Shifts HQ To Chicago, CEO Connolly Signals More Change Ahead
    ConAgra CEO Sean Connolly says a zero-based budgeting review "took every expense and put it out in the parking lot." That's where moving vans will soon be parked, as the company prepares to shifts it headquarters to Chicago with a corporate staff that's leaner by 1,500 workers, culled from several locations worldwide.
  • Tesla Model X Wows Reviewers But Event Draws A Pan
    The long-awaited Tesla Model X crossover SUV that goes to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds seems to be "awesome" inspiring. The word appears in headlines in both "USA Today" and "Wired." Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk put aside one of the six existing vehicles for himself and, when all is said and done, who wouldn't want a car that comes not only with "falcon wing" doors but also with its own "bioweapon defense mode"?
  • Gap's Larsson Takes Lauren CEO Role; Ralph Still Leads Creative
    Stefan Larsson - widely lauded for the recent turn around at Old Navy - has been named CEO of the struggling Ralph Lauren Corp. Its 76-year-old founder will stay on board as executive chairman and chief creative officer and Larsson will report to him.
  • Keurig Kold Brings Fizzy Sodas To The Den
    Keurig Green Mountain held a media event in Manhattan yesterday for its Kold single-serve, pod-based home brewing systems, which goes on sale online today and at select retailers in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York in October.
  • Nike's Kipchoge Puts Best Foot Forward; LeBron Scores With 13
    It was the best of times for Nike sponsorships yesterday, despite a potentially disastrous flap over a pair of malfunctioning running shoes.
  • Oculus Unveils Content, Products At Connect 2
    Virtual Reality is about to become Mainstream Reality, judging by the array of products and content - and a lot of hype - previewed at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Hollywood, Calif., yesterday.
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