Individualized packaging seems to be the latest trend for beverage giants, like Diet Coke and Absolut, and now Bud Light is getting in on the action and bringing it to the U.S. The beer behemoth created 200,000 different cans, variations on 31 designs, using vertical-printing technology from HP.
Starting today, the cans will be available to attendees of the Mad Decent Block Party, a music festival that will hit cities across the U.S. and Canada over the next few weeks and run through September.
Alibaba Group’s unexpected purchase of a big stake in Zulily heartened investors in the challenged moms-oriented, flash-sales site, and prompted speculation of growing Western ambitions for the Chinese online retail behemoth.
But Alibaba’s three-day Zulily shopping spree, unveiled in securities filings Friday, probably does not herald an all-out invasion of the Seattle tech scene or a change of its China-first policy, experts say.
Alibaba’s “global ambitions right now are connecting brands and sellers in the U.S. with Chinese consumers,” a market where it reigns supreme, said Porter Erisman, a former Alibaba executive.
Seville Gear, McFarland, Wis., has appointed three Canadian and six U.S. multi-line representatives.
A group of U.S. senators added an amendment that would stop the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from continuing its facility closures in a bill approving an oil pipeline project.
U.S. retail sales perked up in November, as cheaper gas and an improving job market fueled a promising start to the holiday shopping season. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent, the most in eight months, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Excluding gas stations, sales climbed a healthy 0.9 percent. Spending on motor vehicles accelerated 1.7 percent, while purchases at clothiers, online retailers, electronics stores and department stores all expanded. Nonstore retailers, which include online and mail order outlets, rose 1 percent.