Under fire for its plan to buy Whole Foods, Amazon continued its multi-million lobbying effort, shelling out $3.2 million in the second quarter of this year, an increase from the $2.9 million spent in the Q1.
Jewelry veteran Shelley Gibbs Sanders launched her new brand The Last Line on Friday, utilizing the online, direct-to-consumer model increasingly popular among brands looking to avoid the pitfalls of physical stores.
Skechers exceeded second quarter expectations, recording over $1 billion in sales in the period. The company projects that its record performances will continue into the latter half of its fiscal year.
The London concept boutique launched a capsule by Central Saint Martins designer Martina Spetlova, who is working towards zero waste in her production and relies on refugee female artisans to make her textiles.
A 14 billion pound ($18 billion) class action lawsuit against MasterCard for allegedly overcharging more than 45 million people in Britain over a 16-year period was blocked by a British court on Friday.