Cyber Monday online shopping spree tops $3 billion

Dec 3, 2015

Cyber Monday online shopping spree tops $3 billion

Shoppers spent more than $3 billion online this "Cyber Monday," making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Research firm comScore said shopping by phone, laptop or tablet jumped 21 percent to $3.11 billion Monday. The 10-year-old shopping holiday has lost some of its luster as ...

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Jan 21, 2015

Toyota crowned world's biggest automaker for third year

Toyota Motor Corp. warded off Volkswagen AG to remain the world's top-selling automaker for a third consecutive year, driven by record U.S. deliveries of its SUVs, according to the 2014 tally announced by the company Wednesday. Worldwide sales for Toyota, including its Hino Motors Ltd. ...

/ Oct 21, 2014

September supermarket sales down for sixth month

Supermarket sales fell 1.0 percent in September from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the sixth consecutive month following the April consumption tax hike, an industry body said Tuesday. Sales at 9,262 stores operated by 60 supermarket chains totaled ¥1.016 trillion, according ...

/ Sep 22, 2014

August supermarket sales down for fifth month after tax hike

Supermarket sales fell 0.1 percent in August from a year earlier on a same-store basis, declining for the fifth consecutive month following the April consumption tax hike, an industry body said Monday. Sales at 9,242 stores operated by 60 supermarket chains totaled ¥1.09 trillion, according ...

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

/ Aug 13, 2014

Sony's sales of PlayStation 4 top 10 million units worldwide

Global cumulative sales of the PlayStation 4 home gaming console topped 10 million units as of Sunday, Sony Corp.'s gaming unit said Wednesday. Sony, which has been struggling to rebuild its electronics business, is positioning the gaming sector as a pillar for improving its performance. Since ...

China meat supplier probe hurting McDonald's sales

Aug 5, 2014

China meat supplier probe hurting McDonald's sales

McDonald's Corp., poised to resume selling beef and chicken in China this week after a supplier was accused of repackaging old meat, says the matter is hurting the chain's results in Asia. McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) said its sales in July fell 17.4 percent from ...

/ Jul 9, 2014

Recreational pot goes on sale in Washington state

Washington on Tuesday became the second U.S. state to allow people to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. People began buying marijuana at 8 a.m. at Top Shelf Cannabis, ...