Farmers in Kansas and Oklahoma are planting more land with cotton than they have for decades as they ditch wheat, attracted by relatively high cotton prices and the crop’s ability to withstand drought.
Skimpy men's swimwear has topped a survey of the least favourite fashion items in the UK with leather trousers and Crocs also proving to be unpopular while slip-on shoes, hoodies and leggings got a thumbs-up.
Part-time workers account for half of Walmart's workforce, up from 20% in 2005, according to a labour group report on Friday that examined the company’s increased shift away from more expensive full-time employees.
The world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry has signed onto De Beers’ pilot program for diamond blockchain Tracr, the first retailer to join a growing number of big diamond industry names trialling the platform.
Online retail sales in France rose 13% to 22.3 billion euros ($26.10 billion) in the first quarter, said the French E-Commerce Federation, highlighting growth in a sector that has seen Amazon and others make in-roads.