Back To The Future? Roush Fenway Racing Aims To Rediscover Lost Michigan Magic | Fox Sports

E-Commerce – Alibaba and Chinese rivals pour into Russia’s booming e-commerce arena – Internet Retailer

How pitiful was the Roush Fenway performance in June? It was the first time in 27 races at MIS dating back to August 2000 that not a single one of the team’s Fords finished in the top 10. In fact, the best run from theteam’sthree drivers in the June race was Greg Biffle’s 20th-place finish.And neither Biffle, a four-time MIS winner,nor teammates Carl Edwards (two wins here)and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. led even a single lap. For team founder and co-owner Jack Roush, getting humiliated in his own back yard was an unacceptable state of affairs. http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/back-to-the-future-roush-fenway-aims-to-rediscover-lost-michigan-magic-081614

Robust Spring Sales Expected For Home Depot As U.S. Economy Recovers – Forbes

are expected to rise to $309 billion this year, up 6.5% year-over-year, after rising 4.2% in 2013.Home Depot leads this market with around 27.2% market share, followed by Lowes, which has a 18.4% value share. With economic activity and consumer spending picking up, home improvement sales and consequently Home Depots sales are also expected to grow this quarter, given the companys strong positioning in this market and vast reach. With over 2,260 store locations, Home Depot beats its closest competitor Lowes by a big margin of more than 400 stores (total 24% more stores than Lowes) spread across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Margins To Remain Flat To Slightly Negative In The Second Quarter Due to the unusually cold weather conditions in the early part of the year, sales of outdoor product categories such as lumber and garden remained low. On the other hand, high margin product categories such as electrical appliances saw growth. http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/08/15/robust-spring-sales-expected-for-home-depot-as-u-s-economy-recovers/

In an earlier move, in May, the Chinese group also launched iTao , a social network project dedicated to Russian e-shoppers. The service is a mixture of social networks Pinterest and Instagram, with users posting successful and unsuccessful shopping experiences, adding product information, as well as sharing tips with each other. iTao has set itself the very modest goal of attracting one million visitors a day by the end of the year, said project manager Guzel Galeeva in a recent interview with the Russian online publication Siliconrus.com. The Russian media also reported that Alibaba intends to open a representative office in Moscow soon prior to opening a full-fledged Russian subsidiary in 2015. http://www.internetretailer.com/commentary/2014/08/14/alibaba-and-chinese-e-commerce-rivals-target-russia

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