International brands that have established online retail sales in India are now making plans for brick-and-mortar stores in the country. Italian jeans brand Replay and Netherlands-based Scotch & Soda have teamed with Reliance Brands to open shops in India.
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Superpedestrian will create an electric scooter that can self-diagnose mechanical problems and perform repairs. If the scooter is unable to fix the problem, it will notify a mechanic and turn off to prevent people from riding it.
Nearly 100 congressional representatives signed a letter seeking an investigation into XPO Logistics over accusations of mistreatment of pregnant employees. "We take seriously recent allegations concerning one of our warehouses and have launched an independent investigation," said XPO Logistics spokeswoman Molly Morse.
Pantone's color of the year for next year is Living Coral. "With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial Pantone Living Coral hit a responsive chord," the Pantone Color Institute's Leatrice Eiseman said of the color's selection.
The Chameleon water bottle comes in three thermally reactive colors that change to white when the bottle is filled with a warm liquid. The original color returns as the liquid level drops or when the bottle is filled with a cold drink.
Walmart is acquiring online retailer Art.com for an undisclosed amount to ramp up home decor offerings and further grow the retailer's e-commerce division. The retailer has been in acquisition mode and could eventually own more than 40 digital brands, e-commerce chief Marc Lore said.
More than half of US retailers have launched branded digital wallets or plan to, according to a recent survey, as part of an ongoing effort to move shoppers away from high-fee credit cards. Some, including Kohl's, Starbucks and Walmart are finding success with mobile payment apps built into their digital loyalty programs.