Black Friday was born in the US, but this day of sales and promotions has become an increasingly global event. Also, Turkish consumers grapple with a plunge in the lira, residents of Brussels awaken to a city without Uber, and British fair competition regulators win some new pledges from Google.
The brewer Heineken is cutting 8,000 jobs around the world, around 10 percent of its current workforce. The Dutch company reported losses of €204 million for 2020, as Covid-19 restrictions shut down much of the hospitality sector over the past year. Also today, we look at President Joe Biden's efforts to win support from business leaders for his $1.9 trillion economic rescue plan. He hosted several top CEOs for a meeting in the White House on Tuesday, along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.
UK issues allergy warning over Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, I have no case to answer, Maina tells Court and more
9 Dec 2020
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
15 Nov 2020
Sony bets on pandemic gaming boom to boost new Playstation sales. Sony's newest game console, the Playstation 5, goes on sale today in countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Japan. The Japanese company is hoping for record sales, as gaming revenues have climbed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama tests positive, Watford FC sacks Nigel Pearson and more
19 Jul 2020
Here is why you should pick up a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Monday.
19 May 2020
New car registrations in the European Union fell by 76 percent in April, the largest fall on record, as lockdown measures hit production and sales. Figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association show the slump was particularly pronounced in Spain and Italy, where registrations fell by over 97 percent. Also today, the UK saw a jump in unemployment claims in April, despite 7.5 million workers being covered by the British government's pandemic income support scheme.
26 Feb 2020
Guardian TV takes a look at inside one of Nigeria's biggest leather market, Mushin. The market which started with about five people on Wey street today has expanded and grow to become an all commerce market where over 300 shops sell different leather materials.
27 Dec 2019
Amazon says it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now has a workforce of 750,000.
23 Jun 2019
China is set to release May data on retail sales, investment, and production. In the data investors will look for how the Chinese economy has held up amid trade tensions and how successful the government's stimulus measures have been.
26 Nov 2018
Hun Quach, vice president of international trade at the Retail Industry Leaders Association, discusses how the impending tariffs on Chinese goods are impacting U.S. retail sales.
3 Aug 2017
Square Inc.’s quarterly results topped analysts’ projections, helped by larger merchants joining its platform and increasing sales of its business software and services.