Business Briefs – May 17, 2016

China’s Huawei Looks to Build Global Smartphone Brand

SHENZHEN, China (AP) – Chinese tech giant Huawei wants Americans to start thinking of it as a stylish smartphone brand.

The company’s success hinges on the United States, where it faces an uphill battle with perception about security issues. The company has yet to say when it might sell the Android-based P9 to Americans or exactly how it will rebuild its U.S. presence.

Target Names Nordstrom Exec As Chief Merchandising Officer

NEW YORK (AP) – Target has hired a Nordstrom executive for its new chief merchandising officer. In his new role, Tritton will oversee buying, product design and development, sourcing, visual merchandising strategy and merchandising transformation for the retailer.