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Richa Naidu

Lockdown 2.0: Food companies overhauled production to put more toilet paper, pasta sauce in stores

13 Nov 2020

CHICAGO/LISBON When rumors first began to circulate that the UK would go back into lockdown, Leanne Barnes despaired as bread and toilet roll flew off the shelves again at her local supermarket. But to her surprise, shelves were back to being fully stocked within a few days.

Late to the game, AB InBev still sees victory in seltzers

11 Nov 2020

CHICAGO/BRUSSELS Having missed out on the hottest new alcohol trend in the United States, Anheuser-Busch InBev reckons it can still overhaul rivals by ramping up innovation, marketing and harnessing its top brand, Bud Light.

Clash of consoles: New PlayStation and Xbox enter $150 billion games arena - fight!

09 Nov 2020

TOKYO/CHICAGO/STOCKHOLM Think Michelangelo vs Da Vinci. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. Batman v Superman. Another epic rivalry is rejoined this week when Sony and Microsoft go head-to-head with the next generation of their blockbuster video-game consoles.

U.S. retailers secure stores as worries about election unrest mount

21 Oct 2020

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO This time last year, shoppers on Chicago's Magnificent Mile were waiting for Louis Vuitton to debut its whimsical holiday window decorations. Now those same windows are hidden behind a wall of wood panels painted bright orange.

Walmart cranks up advertising drive, with or without TikTok

20 Oct 2020

Walmart Inc is aggressively expanding its advertising business after years of stuttering progress, even as a proposed deal to buy a stake in video-sharing app TikTok remains stuck in limbo.

P&G, other advertisers to stick by TikTok unless clock runs out

08 Oct 2020

LONDON/CHICAGO Major advertisers including Procter & Gamble , Danone and Chipotle Mexican Grill are committed to spending on TikTok even as the hot Chinese-owned video sharing platform faces a possible ban in the U.S. after the government accused it of being a national security risk.

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