United States

Danone's Evian vows to use 100% recycled plastic in bottles by 2025

Evian, Danone's popular mineral water brand, became the latest consumer goods group to undertake pledges on recycling plastic.

Asia

Italy arrests 33 'Chinese mafia' members

Police say the group was controlling the transport of Chinese-made goods across Europe.

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North Korea smugglers' shopping list included shampoo, ketchup and whisky

Police in Japan have arrested and charged two Chinese men who smuggled banned goods into North Korea.

Technology

App that pays YOU based on your step count overtakes WhatsApp to become most popular in App Store

Sweatcoin converts your steps into currency units called sweatcoins, which you can spend on goods, services and experiences

Business

Burberry UK sales drop as wealthy tourists look elsewhere

Burberry’s UK sales dropped in the last three months of last year as a boom in tourists buying luxury goods came to a halt.

Business

China luxury sales rebound as millennials snap up cosmetics, handbags: report

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's luxury goods market is back in fashion.

World

Mars marketing chief: TV ads are still the best way to sell some goods, over digital

Mars spends most of its ad dollars for pet food brands on TV, according to the group's marketing chief

United Kingdom

A MILLION homes are at risk of a Grenfell-style blaze because of “unacceptable” failings by US consumer goods giant Whirlpool

A MILLION homes are at risk of a Grenfell-style blaze because of “unacceptable” failings by US consumer goods giant Whirlpool, MPs stormed last night. A powerful cross-party Commons Committee demanded the US giant fix a million “defectiv

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Chinese woman tries to smuggle puppy onto flight by hiding it in fake baby bump, gets fined

The airport police said that they received a call saying a "pregnant" woman has been detained on suspicion of carrying smuggled goods.

World

Tunisia hit by new anti-austerity protests

Police use teargas against large crowds demonstrating against price rises affecting basic goods.

United Kingdom

Britain could get access to single market in return for payments to Brussels

BRITAIN could be granted privileged access to the single market after Brexit in return for payments to Brussels. David Davis is currently in talks in Germany in a bid to win over support for a bespoke trade deal that would cover both goods and services

World

Armed robbers raid Ritz Hotel in Paris, make off with goods

The French TV station BFM said that 4.7 million euros ($5.64 million) worth of jewels have been taken.

World

Ford CEO says using self-driving cars for deliveries will be an 'enormous' opportunity (F)

BI PRIME: Ford CEO Jim Hackett told Business Insider that the company sees moving goods with autonomous vehicles as a huge business opportunity.

Africa

North African country has been beacon of stability in troubled region

Demonstrators have taken to the streets in a number of Tunisian cities this week, calling for the government to scrap new austerity measures which include a hike in fuel prices and taxes on goods.

Wales

Swansea Walkabout bar worker died after lift crush

Cyran Stewart, 20, was trapped by heavy furniture in a goods lift.

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Food shortages and world's highest inflation push Venezuelans to the edge

Supermarket shelves and fridges are empty, and the prices of the few goods that are available can change every day.

Business

Saint Laurent ventures online in China as luxury portals take off

PARIS (Reuters) - French fashion label Saint Laurent, part of Kering , will start selling online in China through a JD.com portal, joining shopping players like Alibaba in trying to tap strong luxury goods demand from Chinese consumers.

Business

VAT snafu once again highlights Government's Brexit negligence

More than 100,000 businesses could face cash flow crises from the UK pulling out of the EU customs union because VAT will be levied upfront on EU goods

United Kingdom

Mothercare warns on profits as sales fall

The baby goods retailer says sales in shops fell 7.2% over the crucial Christmas trading period.

Business

Weak pound and global growth drive manufacturing rebound

Manufacturers in the UK are celebrating a surge in growth as the strong global economy combined with the weak pound pushes up demand for British goods.

United Kingdom

Widespread use of cheap car washes and nail bars is fuelling modern slavery, warns National Crime Agency

Exclusive: 'If you're paying a lot less than you would reasonably expect to pay for something, it's usually because someone is being exploited in the background,' says NCA director Will Kerr

Business

Tight Trucking Market Has Retailers, Manufacturers Paying Steep Prices

Retailers and manufacturers grappling with an unusually tight trucking market are paying the steepest prices in years to keep their goods moving.

United States

US factory orders rise for fourth straight month

New orders for U.S.-made goods in November were expected to rise considerably.

United States

US trade deficit rises more than expected to a near 6-year high on record imports

The U.S. trade deficit increased more than expected in November as imports of goods surged to a record high.

Scotland

Livingston break-in haul worth six-figure sum

Police say the victims are "devastated" after cash and goods worth a six-figure sum are taken in a break-in.

United Kingdom

Magistrate slams shameless shoplifter who swiped £760 from Harvey Nichols and then cheered when she was set free

A TEENAGE shoplifter shamelessly punched the air just minutes after dodging jail for swiping £760 of goods from a Harvey Nichols store. Jobless Nafisa Akhtar, 19, escaped jail despite previously stealing £1,000 worth of goods from an Apple store and

Finance

Philip Hammond refuses to rule out a customs union with the EU after Brexit

Hammond said that Britain will seek "a new customs arrangement with the EU that facilitates the freest trade in goods possible between the UK and EU."

Business

Dick's Sporting Goods could be a 'survivor' like Best Buy: Wells Fargo

The sporting goods sector in retail isn't shaping up to be all doom and gloom in 2018, despite nasty headlines last year.

United Kingdom

Police force makes £1.5MILLION flogging seized designer goods on Ebay

A POLICE force has made almost £1.5million by flogging items seized from criminals on Ebay. Designer shoes, sports cars and even an aeroplane are among the goods Leicestershire cops have sold since 2009. Recent sales include an 18-Carat gold Rolex Sky

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