CHECKOUT COUNTER: Louis Vuitton’s bag of tricks

Luxury brand has released a $370 tracking device that can monitor a person’s luggage through an airport

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Decline of a fashion giant

First-quarter profit at Swedish fashion retailer H&M slumps 61% to $154m, sending its share to a 13-year low

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Volkswagen’s electric ambitions avenue

Volkswagen has reportedly secured US$25bn in battery supplies to underpin a push into the electric car market

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Processed-food stalwart launches health unit

Kraft Heinz has created a unit to fund small health-conscious food businesses

CHECKOUT COUNTER: More bang for your Star(bucks)

Starbucks has opened its first Reserve store at is headquarters in Seattle that includes a full mixology bar and serves pizza

CHECKOUT COUNTER: P&G saves $750m on advertising

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: Amazon chooses finalists for second headquarters

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: Wal-Mart boosts benefits for US workers

Gucci has renovated and reopened its former museum in Florence, Italy, under a new name: Gucci Garden

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Unilever closes its 160-year-old mustard factory

Krispy Kreme launches a doughnut you can drink, and Woolies’ David Jones scores a French fashion coup

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Unilever goes natural

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: What’s in a name

Walmart is changing its official name from Wal-Mart Stores to Walmart from February 1 next year

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Hipster airline to launch

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: New SA stores for H&M

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CHECKOUT COUNTER: Oxford Street, sans cars

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