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Abercrombie & Fitch ditches beefcake models, racy ads

...the chain from an ailing retailer of hunting apparel to a seller of teen clothing that became a must-have brand for young consumers fueled by racy ads and catalogs.But since the Great Recession, the brand has stumbled on hard times. Young shoppers are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-26/abercrombie-fitch-ditches-
Millennials reshaping hotel industry

...industry has to adapt to meet changing consumer expectations, said Fromm, who co-authored...lifestyle brand, designed to target consumer desires for an "energizing, comfortable...going to be the vast majority of your consumer in the hotel."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-24/millennials
Tariffs, wages make Mexico an auto mecca

...factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers.In the past two years, eight automakers have opened or announced new plants or expansions in Mexico. Just last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-24/tariffs-wages-make-mexico-
Jeni's recalls ice cream after listeria found

...Bell ice cream are connected."We are continuing to investigate both situations and will provide updated information to consumers as we learn more," FDA spokesman Jeff Ventura said.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are no known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-23/jenis-recalls-ice-cream-af
Diet Pepsi will drop aspertame

...1990s, is sweetened with sucralose and has been enjoying strong growth in recent years."Aspartame is the No. 1 reason consumers are dropping diet soda," said Seth Kaufman, the vice president of Pepsi.In tests, Kaufman said, people still recognized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-24/diet-pepsi-will-drop-asper
EBay thinking smaller as it prepares for split from PayPal

...perhaps a nod to online retailer Amazon, which is eBay's biggest competitor in the third-party seller area.Individual consumers are another focus. "There is $100 billion of value trapped in people's closets and garages, and that's just in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-24/ebay-thinking-smaller-it-p
Procter & Gamble hit by strong dollar in third quarter

...statement that Procter & Gamble Co. will offset the stronger dollar over time through higher prices and by lowering costs.The consumer products maker is also continuing with plans announced in August to shed many of its brands. Moeller said Thursday that Procter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-23/procter-gamble-hit-strong-
Packed house of around 500 strongly oppose pipeline at Tuesday public meeting near Savannah

...with a terminal near Richmond Hill. The company estimates 50-60 percent of the pipeline capacity will be made available to consumers in Georgia, increasing competition, said company spokesman Allen Fore."Right now, Savannah is the only major community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-21/packed-house-around-500-stron
US jobless aid applications stay low, a sign of few layoffs

...in March amid signs that harsh winter weather and cautious consumers weighed on the economy.Employers added just 126,000 jobs...from lower prices at the pump or using it to pay down debt. Consumer spending, a key driver of the economy, was likely much slower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-23/us-jobless-aid-application
Tissue maker to create 134 jobs in Barnwell

Orchids Paper Products Co., a private label consumer tissue manufacturer, is investing at least $110 million...from both recycled and virgin fibers and converts it into consumer tissue products, primarily supplying private label markets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/tissue-maker-create-134-jo