Job ads show Uber expanding meal deliveries in 24 countries
LONDON, Sept 27 Uber is making a broad international push into meal delivery, with fresh hiring and aggressive marketing as it prepares to take on local rivals in dozens of countries.
LONDON Dec 12 Waitrose, the British supermarkets chain owned by John Lewis, said on Wednesday it would not go ahead with plans to expand a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell at the oil company's petrol stations.
The firm, which currently runs 15 small kiosks selling snacks and sandwiches on forecourts, will maintain those operations but will not extend the joint format into 2013, Waitrose managing director Mark Price said.
The tie-up had riled environmental lobby group Greenpeace, which started a protest campaign at the beginning of the month to force Waitrose to cut ties with Shell in opposition to its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.
Greenpeace said it had collected 40,000 emails supporting its Waitrose campaign after several store visits, creating a spoof video based on the supermarket's Christmas advert and bringing a life-sized polar bear to a London store.
Shell ended its Arctic drilling work for this winter in late October, but said it would revisit the sites as soon as possible in 2013.
NEW YORK, Sept 26 A federal appeals court on Monday cleared the way for American Express Co to block merchants that accept its cards from steering customers toward lower-cost cards from other issuers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26 Chinese real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda is in talks to finalize a deal with Dick Clark Productions, according to a statement on Monday, as the Chinese firm seeks to expand its growing portfolio of investments in Hollywood.