Taipei Costco customers mock 'Xi JinPooh' Halloween 'effigy'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese netizens on Tuesday (Oct. 13) got a good belly laugh from a photo of a Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume for toddlers spotted at a Costco in Taipei. On Tuesda...

Greenpeace says little progress in addressing Taiwan plastic crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan released its latest evaluation on retailers and convenience store chains in Taiwan concerning their efforts to reduce single-use plastic waste, stating t...

US classifies fish caught by Taiwan boats as products of forced labor

Fish caught by vessels bearing the Taiwan flag have been classified as products of forced labor, based on the conditions under which the crews work, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...

It's time for 7-Eleven to take the plastic crisis seriously: Greenpeace Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace Taiwan is petitioning 7-Eleven to pare back its reliance on single-use plastic, as the country's leading convenience store chain runs its empire by producin...

This Week: Home sales, Costco earns, durable goods orders

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: WHITE HOT HOUSING MARKET U.S. home sales have surged this summer, fueled by ul...

A-Sha becomes Taiwan's first food company listed by Inc. magazine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's A-Sha Foods (阿舍食品) was recognized as the 11th fastest-growing private food company in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine on Tuesday (Sept. 15) —the first Taiwan ...

Millennial Money: For grocery delivery, add fees to the list

I haven’t set foot in a grocery store in nearly four months. With a 10-month-old baby to think about, my husband and I have kept trips to the store to a minimum out of an abundance ...

Pandemic wrecks global Class of 2020's hopes for first job

LONDON (AP) — British fashion school graduate Phoebe St. Leger’s dream of landing a job at a design label is on hold. Like many others in the global Class of 2020, the pandemic is clouding her career ...

Judge rejects pharmacy chains' bid to toss opioid suits

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawsuits filed by two Ohio counties against retail pharmacy chains claiming their opioid dispensing practices flooded communities with pain pills and were a a public nuisance can cont...

Walmart to require customers to wear masks at all its stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam's Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven ...

I-Mei Foods No.1 in Taiwan for fast-moving consumer goods: Kantar Brand Footprint

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese bought 86 million products from I-Mei Foods Co. last year, making it the No.1 company for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), according to the Kantar Brand Footpr...

Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond fall; Costco, SAP rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: PTC Inc., up $6.50 to $85 The software company gave investors a solid revenue forecas...

Lucky Brand files for bankruptcy, has offer to sell company

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Denim retailer Lucky Brand Dungarees has filed for bankruptcy protection, blaming its troubles in part on the coronavirus pandemic, and said it has a deal lined up to sell the compa...

'Master Thief' burglar hopes to catch break on sentence

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A self-described “master thief” career criminal is hoping to catch a break on his prison sentence from burglarizing a Brink’s warehouse during which he accidentally set millions ...

Edmunds compares 2020 Subaru Outback and Hyundai Santa Fe

Subaru has redesigned its popular Outback for the 2020 model year. It’s roomier and better equipped with the latest safety and technology features. But Subaru isn’t the only automaker catering to shop...