Retail Archive

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    Hormel’s Plan To Position SPAM as a Premium Brand In China

    Hormel (NYSE: HRL), the maker of SPAM, America’s favorite luncheon meat, has plans to position it as a premium product in China.  A blend of chopped pork shoulder, ham, salt, sugar, binders and preservatives like potassium chloride and sodium nitrite, SPAM made its market debut...


  • HMV music store within undercover shopping mall

    Lawson To Buy HMV Japan From Daiwa Group

    Japanese convenience store chain Lawson Inc. (TYO: 2651) announced on October 28, 2010 that it will acquire music retailer HMV Japan K.K. from Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments Co. Ltd. for 1.8 billion Yen (US$21.9 million). The acquisition will allow Lawson to strengthen its stores’...


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    Pepsi Really Means Cola In India

    The word Pepsi actually means cola, and any other bottled carbonated drinks including its rival brand Coca cola in India. This built-in linguistic advantage for PepsiCo naturally translates into higher sales for its cola soft drinks. In terms of total beverage sales, including non-cola drinks,...


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    DoCoMo Releases New Galaxy S To Take On iPhone

    NTT Docomo Inc. announced that it would start selling Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy S smartphone customized for the increasingly competitive Japanese market on October 28, 2010. Docomo plans to increase its market share as well as to challenge the current market domination by iPhone and...


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    Shinsegae vs. Lotte: Clash Of The Retail Titans

    South Korea’s Shinsegae Group and Lotte Group square off in a battle for supremacy in the retail industry. Last year, Shinsegae Group opened its latest luxury department store on the home turf of archrival Lotte Group, igniting another round of aggressive competitions for customers. Shinsegae...