• Sweet News For Cadbury; Market Share Rises 10% In U.K.
  • Southwest Air Offers $113.6 Million To Buy Frontier
  • Ads Follow Web Users, And Get More Personal
  • Alabama To Cycles Gladiator Wines: No More Nude Nymphs
    Thanks to a certain news service with roots in the 19th century, there's an article circulating on many newspaper sites around the net about a ban of Cycles Gladiator Wines by the state of Alabama because it deems the label salacious. The label is a reproduction of an 1895 French art poster by painter G. Massias that was used as an advertisement for Gladiator bicycles, reports wine blogger Dennis Schaefer, who appreciated the wine even before its time in the media spotlight. The wine is produced by Hahn Family Wines of Soledad, Calif. It's going …
  • Disney's Profits Clobbered By Tough Consumer Climate
    Disney Co.'s third-quarter profits were down 25% with revenues from theme parks, television advertising home entertainment sales all taking a hit, Matthew Garrahan reports. CEO Bob Iger says the company has detected signs of "economic stabilization" but adds that the "pace and strength of the recovery remain uncertain." The company will continue to cut cost at its studio, Iger says, in light of a changing business model for the film industry. "The old notion that you can make money from everything is not the case anymore," he said. Theme park revenues fell 9% and DVD sales were off. …
  • Low Laptop Prices Lure Buyers To Buy Accessories
    There's a method to the seeming madness of retailers like Wal-Mart, Staples and Best Buy that are increasing inventory at the same time that they are slashing laptop prices to unheard-of levels (as if you didn't know that). They are counting on consumers to buy accessories and services that carry much higher margins, Courtney Dentch and Mark Clothier report. Consumers spend almost as much on extras like bags and external hard drives as they do on the PC. Last year, people bought 89 cents' worth of accessories for every $1 spent on PCs, says Bob O'Donnell, an analyst with IDC. …
  • Cash For Clunkers: Dealers Take The Bad With The Good
    The $950 million federal "Cash for Clunkers" program that officially launched Monday (but has been unofficially running since July 1) has reportedly run out of money. Dealers were of two minds about it as Michigan lawmakers press for more funds, Justin Hyde, Brent Snavely and Greg Gardner report. Undeniably, the program has driven consumers to showrooms. "It's working so well, I've got people mad at me because I can't take care of them," says Bill Golling, owner of Golling Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. But it also has proved to be a bureaucratic nightmare. "Dealers are spending all day …
  • Reckitt's 'Power Brands' Strategy Pays Off
  • Nike Seeks The Great Haul Of China Behind Kobe, LeBron, Paul
  • Borders Creates New Position, VP Marketing Revenue
    Joanna Goldstein will be responsible for developing and managing cooperative marketing promotions and sales-driving initiatives with publishers as well as other vendors and third-party marketing partners.
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