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Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India's largest consumer packaged goods company by sales, has decided to shutter its coffee retail chain Bru World Cafés five years after launching it. "We have decided to close our Bru World Cafés," a company spokesperson confirmed in an email on Monday, adding that the cafe chain was launched to enable the brand to have a deeper consumer engagement. "These learnings have helped us to bring more consumer-relevant innovations, which has..."/>
Five years after launch, HUL shuts down Bru World Cafe chain [Mint, New Delhi]
ShopClues plans quiet Diwali in profits push [Mint, New Delhi]
Carnival Corp.& PLC had higher-than-expected earnings during this third quarter, aided partly by higher ticket prices and lower fuel costs. On Monday, the world's largest cruise operator announced it generated profit of $1.4 billion, or $1.93 cents a share, in the fiscal quarter ending Aug. 31. That compared with profit of $1.2 billion, or $1.56 cents a share, in the same period in 2015.."/>
Carnival Corp. posts $1.4 billion profit in third quarter [Sun Sentinel]
Perry Ellis International Inc., is a mix of American sportswear and contemporary fashion, airport officials said."/>
BRIEF: Original Penguin store opens in Miami airport [Sun Sentinel]
Thor Industries reported record sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ending July 31.. The Elkhart-based recreational vehicle company's sales for the fourth quarter were a record $1.29 billion, up from $1.06 billion in the fourth quarter last year. Net income from continuing operations for the fourth quarter was $82.8 million, up 20 percent from $69 million in the prior-year fourth quarter."/>
Thor reports record fourth-quarter sales [South Bend Tribune, Ind.]
Microsoft brought out a high-tech version of "work smarter, not harder" on Monday, pitching a slate of next-generation software tools designed to help businesses better use their technology. In a demonstration here, Microsoft showed how, if it deployed all the computing power of its global network of server farms, it could translate all 3 billion words in the English language Wikipedia in less than a tenth of a second. The company also showed off tools that might be of..."/>
Microsoft touts its smarter security tools [The Seattle Times]
McDonald's restaurants in the Bloomington-Normal area since 1989, plan to retire in early 2017 and sell the business. The couple operates 10 restaurants-- eight in Bloomington-Normal, and single operations in McLean and Gibson City. A sale of those businesses is expected to be finalized in January 2017, they said in statement released Monday afternoon."/>
Dobskis retiring from McDonald's business, to sell franchise [The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.]
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. have declined requests for comment ahead of the hiring event, company officials have previously stated that the Daytona Beach outlet mall would create at least 800 jobs. The 39- acre, 10- building, 350,000-..."/>
TANGER TIME: Outlet mall nears completion; job fair Wednesday [The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla.]
Michael Kors and Steel City Pops. Anna Cate, a locally-owned fashion jewelry shop, is also opening a 1,500- square-foot store next to Kona Grill, which debuts in October."/>
4 new businesses coming to Bridge Street in Huntsville by late 2016 [Alabama Media Group, Birmingham]
Job fair set this week [Merced Sun-Star (Merced, Calif.)]
Papa Murphy's location. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m."/>
BRIEF: Guten appetit: German deli opens Oct. 10 in Boise on Vista Avenue [The Idaho Statesman]
Microsoft is doubling down on a simple pitch: its products are safe, and smart. The Redmond company on Monday is kicking off its annual Ignite conference for corporate information technology workers by introducing new security features into Office and Windows designed to safeguard and better make use of corporate data. The conference typically attracts tens of thousands of IT buyers to see a parade of..."/>
Microsoft shines spotlight on security in business-market pitch [The Seattle Times]

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