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Keep calm and drink a lapsang souchong | Brief letters | Business

I have just returned from the supermarket, and have witnessed the empty shelves (Report, 9 March). I suggest that for the immediate future you publish the Guardian in long, narrow strips.David NapierLewes, East Sussex • I confess to panic-buying lapsang souchong tea (loose leaf, of course).Fr Chris BensonDevon • My favourite definition is the one …

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The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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American Dream: can this giant New Jersey mega-mall revive US retail? | Business

On a dreary Tuesday morning shortly before Christmas, two passengers boarded the 9.30am 355 bus from New York’s Port Authority bus terminal bound for American Dream, the most ambitious new mall to be built in the US in a generation. One was a mall worker who didn’t want to talk to the media; the other …

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Tesco halts production at Chinese factory over forced labour claims | Business

Tesco says it has suspended production at a factory in China alleged to have forced foreign prisoners to help make charity Christmas cards. The allegations came to light after the Sunday Times reported that Florence Widdicombe, aged six, from Tooting, south London, opened a box of charity Christmas cards from the supermarket and discovered a …

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Black Friday sees sluggish start as more US consumers shop online | Business

The frenzy associated with Black Friday shopping was missing this year as US retailers offered earlier discounts and more consumers shopped online, though spot checks around the country showed traffic picked up after a sluggish morning. “It’s slow now because we had a big, big rush last night,” said Target electronics salesman Evan Houser, 22, …

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Walmart offers Thanksgiving workers measly discount in place of holiday pay | Business

Thanksgiving and Black Friday mark the beginning of the festive season in the US, but Walmart workers are not feeling the cheer. The world’s largest retailer will not be offering staff extra pay for working some of the busiest days of the year. Instead they will be offered a discount to shop at their own …

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Ikea profits fall 10% as retailer invests in online operation | Business

Ikea’s profits have fallen nearly 10% as the world’s largest furniture retailer stepped up its spending on renewable energy and its growing online operation. Ingka Group, the holding company that runs the majority of Ikea stores, said operating profit fell to €2bn (£1.7bn) in the year to the end of August despite a 5.3% rise …

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Louis Vuitton owner LVMH to buy Tiffany for $16bn | Business

LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury group, has agreed to buy Tiffany & Co, the US jeweller famed for its engagement rings and white diamond necklaces, in a $16.2bn (£12.6bn) deal. Bernard Arnault’s luxury goods empire, which includes brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Moët & Chandon, announced it would pay $135 a share …

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Marie Kondo sparks consternation with online homeware store | Life and style

The Japanese tidying guru Marie Kondo appears to have adopted a new approach to decluttering: rid your home of things that don’t “spark joy”, then replace them with items from her new online store. Kondo – who rose to international fame for encouraging people to declutter their homes and minds using the KonMari method – …

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Burberry and Cathay Pacific profits dented by Hong Kong protests | Business

Two companies with substantial interests in Hong Kong have announced figures that underline the damage being inflicted on the economy by the continuing anti-government protests. Burberry said its sales were down more than 10% and it had slashed £14m off the value of its 12 stores in the territory. Separately, the airline Cathay Pacific said …

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