Tag: businessweek-magazine

  • Amazon’s Grocery Threat Could Ramp Up Food M&A

    A spoiled marketing deal between Campbell Soup Co. and an unnamed retailer — likely Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — warns of a looming price war in the grocery industry that may galvanize packaged-food giants to more seriously explore acquisitions, even if it means paying bloated valuations.    Campbell announced late last month that it was unable to […]

  • The Future of Shopping Has No Clothes

    When shoppers walk into the new Nordstrom store in West Hollywood, Calif., next month, they’ll find tailors altering suits and stylists doling out advice. They’ll be able to sip some wine or cold-pressed juice, and maybe even get a manicure as they choose a new wardrobe. What they won’t be able to do is take any clothes home. […]

  • Amazon’s Grocery Threat Could Ramp Up Food M&A

    A spoiled marketing deal between Campbell Soup Co. and an unnamed retailer — likely Wal-Mart Stores Inc. — warns of a looming price war in the grocery industry that may galvanize packaged-food giants to more seriously explore acquisitions, even if it means paying bloated valuations.  Campbell announced late last month that it was unable to reach […]

  • Volkswagen Can Cure Germany’s Neurotic Investors

    Volkswagen AG and Siemens AG are two of Germany’s most important industrial companies. Both have suffered scandals in the past decade. But in at least one key respect they’re now poles apart. If you asked an ordinary VW employee what the carmaker's share price is, I’d wager many couldn’t answer. But there’s a strong chance […]