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GAFA

(Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon) The four most powerful tech companies in the U.S. GAFA is a popular term in Europe. GAFAM is also common, which includes Microsoft. NATU refers to the most recent disruptive organizations: Netflix, Airbnb, Tesla and Uber. In China, BATX refers to Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent and Xiomi. See BUNCH and Big Five.
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Seismic changes are occurring in how money is spent, and e-commerce is now having substantial negative impact on retail stores for certain goods, with the GAFO group being hit especially hard.
class="MsoNormal'EXCESSIVE FORCE' class="MsoNormalHowever, Mr Gafo now claims police officers used excessive force in dealing with his son, saying they shot him several times in the body and once in the head.
Sostiene Gafo (7) (2010: 39) que el proceso democratizador de la sociedad espanola haya acrecentado notablemente la atencion que se presta a las cuestiones protocolarias.
Berri later met with the Spanish Ambassador to Lebanon, Juan Carlos Gafo, who came on a farewell visit upon the end of his diplomatic mission in Beirut.
Gafo made the remarks in a press statement after meeting with Lebanese
The materials were handed over by the GAFO resident representative, Boubacar S.
--Spanish Ambassador Gafo: UNIFIL is not a path to send messages to other parties.
Juan Carlos Gafo, Spanish ambassador to Lebanon, in reference to the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNFIL), said on Monday, "The international force is neither a path, nor is it a hostage, to be used to send messages to other parties." His comments were reported in the Beirut daily AN NAHAR on Tuesday, coming three weeks after clashes erupted between UNIFIL and southern residents.
The only growth that was lower in the Past four decades was the 4.5 percent decline in 2008, and while this year may be an improvement over last year, it appears a full comeback for retail sales is unlikely this year.The holiday segments reviewed represent all retailing (except the auto, food and drug channels), including home improvement stores, catalogs, online sales and the key retail sectors -- where many holiday gifts are traditionally purchased -- known as GAFO (general merchandise stores, supercenters, warehouse clubs, apparel stores, furniture, home furnishings, consumer electronics and other specialty stores).
(According to the Census Bureau's "GAFO" measure of department store-type retail sales for the months of November and December each year, 5% annual growth in holiday spending is about the norm.)