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Adidas Makes Big Play in China

Germany-based sports apparel brand Adidas AG is set to open its largest international store in Beijing, China.  The shop is about one-and-a-half times the size of Adidas’s previous largest outlet, on Paris’s Champs-Elysées, reports The Wall Street Journal.  Christophe Bezu, who...

Consumer Confidence Hits Its Lowest Level in Years

Consumer confidence has fallen to its lowest level in several years, according to the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, the definitive gauge of consumer sentiment around economic and social concerns across 51 countries. Nielsen’s Global Report on Consumer Confidence, Concerns,...

Amid Tough Economic Times, Spam Sales Surge

On Wednesday, The Chicago Tribune published an Associated Press column linking the returning popularity of Spam to rising food costs. The story noted that Spam sales were up 10.6% in the 12-week period ending May 3, compared to last year, according to data from Nielsen. An earlier AP story , which...