ZEENAT MOORAD: Kellogg rejigs and sharpens its focus

To sharpen its focus on just snacks and cereals, Kellogg has sold off a swathe of biscuit brands for $1.3bn

ZEENAT MOORAD: Denim icon Levi Strauss goes public

Levi’s has become cool again. Last Thursday its shares opened at $22.20, giving the company a market value of $8.6bn

ZEENAT MOORAD: Lessons from billionaire Barbie

Barbie is one of the most iconic toys in the world with a billion-dollar brand with $1.09bn in annual revenue

ZEENAT MOORAD: The great office dress-down

To cater to its younger workers and ones they’re trying to recruit, Goldman Sachs has instituted a firm-wide flexible dress code

ZEENAT MOORAD: Where there’s smoke

BAT, Philip Morris and Japan Tobacco ordered to pay damages of $12.8bn after losing an appeal of class actions filed by Quebec smokers

ZEENAT MOORAD: Kraft Heinz’s existential crisis

The global consumer group, one of billionaire Warren Buffett’s largest investments, last week released a barrage of news — all of it bad

ZEENAT MOORAD: Don’t touch my rooibos

There is a close relationship between food and national identity

ZEENAT MOORAD: Picking a fight with the wrong guy

In a stunning blog post, Amazon boss accuses the National Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc, of extortion and blackmail

ZEENAT MOORAD: Starbucks boss for president?

Howard Schultz, who’s taking the compassionate businessman stance, says that he will lead the country with people as the priority

ZEENAT MOORAD: What’s behind the dearth in mergers?

Locally there were fewer megadeals in 2018 thanks to the economy’s dismal performance and the risk-off sentiment towards emerging markets in general

ZEENAT MOORAD: The stubble bubble, beard trends and that Gillette ad

Gillette’s risky bet with its new ad referencing the #MeToo movement and ‘toxic masculinity’ is proof of the length to which brands will go to stand out

ZEENAT MOORAD: More to rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn than meets the eye

Ghosn categorically denies all the accusations against him and has been detained for 50 days in a cell measuring about 5m by 3m

ZEENAT MOORAD: Bigger, better, cashierless Amazon

The global powerhouse is said to be testing cashierless technology for bigger stores

ZEENAT MOORAD: Are millennials fussy, or just fishy?

According to a study, millennials are shunning cereal as a breakfast choice because it is ‘inconvenient’

ZEENAT MOORAD: Dolce & Gabbana’s racism debacle may cost it dearly

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana this past week found itself embroiled in a racism debacle

ZEENAT MOORAD: Ghosn, going, gone

Nicknamed ‘Le Cost Killer’ after reviving French carmaker Renault, Carlos Ghosn’s story is a spectacular fall from grace