Brand awareness an issue as Gap looks to increase its stake in world's second largest clothing market.
The apparel retailer said the increased pay will benefit about 65,000 store employees.
Latest figures give a boost to P.M. Shinzo Abe, who pledged to end 15 years of falling prices.
Justin King is to leave the supermarket chain in July after 10 years at the head of the company.
Bank said it did not replace cards sooner because it wanted to minimize disruptions during the holidays.
Will make the Japanese company the world's third-largest maker of distilled drinks.
A record amount of online shopping was done in December 2013, says the British Retail Consortium.
Macy's will lay off 2,500 workers but hire others as it aims to save $100 million a year.
The move comes a week after U.S. rival Revlon pulled out completely from the slowing China market.
Tests show product contains DNA of other animals, putting retailer's reputation for quality at risk.
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