Apple's struggle to gain market share in India is compounded by its lack of stores and poor service offered by third-party providers, writes Pranav Dixit. "The worst part is that you are completely at the mercy of these Apple authorized third parties without having anyone to escalate things to if you're unhappy with the service they provide," says investment analyst Neha Soni.
China's restrictions on imported waste affected recycling revenue and price per ton figures for Republic Services in 2018 compared with the year before on a comparable basis.
Fragrance innovator Jo Malone got a second act in business several years after selling her namesake business to Estee Lauder. In an episode of "Retail Gets Real," Malone -- who was named one of the NRF Foundation's Dreamers on The List of People Shaping Retail's Future 2019 -- talks about fighting cancer, persevering in the face of rejection and coming back to found the Jo Loves brand in 2011.
Canada Goose will open a production facility in Montreal that's expected to create 650 new jobs by the end of next year. It's the high-end outerwear brand's second factory in the province of Quebec.
LG has announced that several of its Wi-Fi connected smart appliances will receive Amazon Dash functionality. Consumers will be able to use the Dash replenishment feature by connecting the LG SmartThinQ app to their Amazon accounts.
Smartphones may grow more sophisticated thanks to the rollout of 5G, writes Jeremy Kaplan. Ignacio Contreras, director of product marketing with Qualcomm, says, "What will be proven over the next few weeks ... is that 5G phones can have a nice, slick design."
Consumers will be able to try out North Focals through the company's North Mobile Showroom experience, which will be in Seattle Feb. 19-22. Consumers must book an appointment for the pop-up experience through the company's website.
Wegmans, Publix and Nugget Markets again have been honored among the 100 Best Companies To Work For by Fortune magazine and consultants Great Places to Work. "There is nothing more important to us than being a great place to work for all," said Wegmans President and CEO Colleen Wegman.
Amazon has secured space in central London to bring its Amazon Go cashierless store concept to the UK, according to a report in The Grocer. Amazon had no comment on its plans for the UK stores, which now are open in 10 US locations.
The US has the most potential when it comes to artificial intelligence development across a range of applications, argues Arrow Electronics CEO Mike Long. Arrow's broad customer base should benefit from President Donald Trump's recent executive order on AI, Long says.