It’s unlikely the U.S. president will be shopping on First Aeroportovskaya Street in Moscow anytime soon. Just in case, Magazin Myod, a small store selling honey and beeswax, has a sign on its door saying, “Sanctions: Barack Obama is prohibited from entering.”
When he reached his late 20s, Ryan Meade watched his friends get “kind of fat” as they married and settled down. To fight the pudge, he took up obstacle racing -- endurance contests where he slogs through deep mud, scales walls and slithers under barbed wire.
At a CrossFit gym in Nuremberg, Germany, plastered with the logos of shoemaker Reebok, customers sweat through a workout dubbed “A Fight Gone Bad.” The same could be said for Adidas AG’s effort to turn around the flailing Reebok, which it bought in 2006.
Adidas AG’s Reebok brand aims to get profitability closer to the level of its parent company in the next five years as it adds toning shoes and retro sneakers to capitalize on growth in personal-fitness spending.
Vente-Privee.com, France’s third most-popular online retailer behind Amazon.com Inc. and eBay Inc., plans to more than quadruple revenue in the next decade by extending the model of flash sales that it pioneered at home.