CHECKOUT COUNTER: SA lands its first Lego store

The Great Yellow Brick Co will this month open SA’s first Lego-certified store in Sandton City

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Kellogg’s sued over salmonella allegations

Two women have filed the first lawsuits accusing Kellogg’s of being negligent in selling Honey Smacks cereal that was contaminated with salmonella

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Unilever’s Brexit begins

Unilever says its plan to move its main base to the Netherlands means its shares are "extremely unlikely" to stay in Britain’s FTSE 100 index

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Howard Schultz for president?

Starbucks chair Howard Schultz is stepping down after years of rumours of the businessman’s political aspirations

CHECKOUT COUNTER: How Woolies plans to reduce plastic pollution

Woolworths is planning to be SA’s first retailer to contribute zero packaging waste

CHECKOUT COUNTER: McD’s doesn’t give a straw

Shareholders at McDonald’s annual meeting reject a proposal to phase out plastic straws

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Rare Rolex sells for $5.9m

A one-of-a-kind Rolex has sold at auction for US$5.9m, making it the second-most expensive Rolex ever sold

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Adidas standing by their man

German sportswear maker has no plans to cut ties with rapper Kanye West despite backlash over his comments about slavery

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Muscling in on the home-share market

Marriott International has announced its foray into the home-sharing market

CHECKOUT COUNTER: Trump vs Amazon: Donald goes postal

US president issues an executive order demanding an evaluation of the US Postal Service’s finances

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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