Playboy Enterprises Inc plans to continue "aggressive cost cutting" across the company in 2009 but outlined growth prospects for products such as Playboy underwear and new products such as fragrances, according to Chief Financial Officer Linda Havard.
From twentysomethings trying to emulate wide-eyed manga heroines to middle-aged housewives seeking an elegant look that lasts, Japanese women are fluttering the latest in luscious lashes -- and they're artificial.
By Pascale Denis PARIS, Dec 9 (Reuters Life!) - Champagne makers are hoping to hear the sound of corks popping this festive season to drown the gloom of a year that has seen sales volumes drop as a global economic downturn bites.
Greece's weekend riots destroyed about 130 shops in Athens's commercial center and owners of surviving businesses say a Christmas season already overshadowed by global economic crisis may be lost to them altogether.
Take a load of empty plastic water bottles to manufacture jeans, or turn waste denim into paper: as eco-consciousness spreads, makers of the planet's most popular item of clothing are increasingly resorting to recycling.
The iconic black and white keffiyeh, or Arab headdress, famously donned by late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat has hit the streets of Beirut in a rainbow of colours -- much to the chagrin of older Palestinians.
Music doesn't account for a large portion of Hot Topic's overall business. In fact Betsy McLaughlin, the CEO of the teen apparel and lifestyle retailer, says music CDs and DVDs are only "a single-digit part of what we sell."
Japan's top trading firm Mitsubishi Corp plans to buy a roughly 5 percent stake in retailer Aeon for more than $325 million, and the two will work together on foreign buying amid the economic downturn, two company sources said on Saturday.
Armed robbers pulled off one of the world's biggest jewellery heists at a famed Paris store, making off with diamonds and valuables worth 80 million euros (102 million dollars), investigators said Friday, December 5th.