A weekly round up of the hottest international retail and consumer news 1. Mexican makeoverUS fast-food chain Taco Bell has refreshed its logo for the first time in 25 years and opened a flagship store on the Las Vegas Strip. It’s not just a burrito joint though: the two-storey restaurant serves alcoholic slushies, uses digital menu boards and has space for DJ entertainment. It even has a retail store that sells beach towels and bikinis. The new "Cantina" format represents the company’s evolution and growth plan to become a US$15bn brand by 2022 while adding 2,000 restaurants globally and 100,000 jobs in the US. Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which owns KFC.2. Turnaround flopAmerican Apparel has filed its second bankruptcy in just over a year. The beleaguered retail chain failed to make a comeback as mounting debt, legal woes and increased competition from online retailers weighed on growth. The brand, best known for its provocative advertising and "made in America" herit...

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