Amazon could be seeking competitive edge in low-income areas through SNAP pilot

Feb 20, 2017
E-commerce giant Amazon is one of seven retailers entering a pilot program allowing some food stamp users to order groceries online. The first states to participate with Amazon starting this summer are New York, New Jersey and Maryland, though other states are working with different participating companies. Last year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provided […]

Retail jobs are giving way to warehouse jobs, but wages aren't any better

Feb 10, 2017
With online merchants taking an ever-bigger chunk of the retail business, many national chains have announced store closures and thousands of layoffs, including Macy’s, American Apparel, the Limited, Sears and Abercrombie & Fitch. On the other hand, warehouses and distribution centers are seeing growth. In one respect, the new jobs are much like the old. […]

Fast shipping and now fashion from Amazon

Jan 9, 2017
When you think of Amazon.com, fast shipping may come mind, but does fashion? The equity research firm Cowen and Company estimates that Amazon’s share of the apparel and accessory market last year was 6.6 percent and will keep climbing.  And the retail behemoth has been developing several in-house brands, for items like kids’ clothing and men’s […]

New York's Fifth Avenue is under fire

Nov 28, 2016
Donald Trump. Protests. Empty stores. This expensive real estate has it all.
A New York police officer patrols in front of the Gucci Store at Fifth Avenue, the first floor of Trump Tower.
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Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers

Sep 14, 2016
With the growth of online shopping, retailers are stepping up their recruiting.
Faced with a low unemployment rate and a boom in online shopping, retail companies are fiercely competing for workers. 
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Some retail entrepreneurs push brands in-store and online

May 16, 2016
As major U.S. retail chains struggle to maintain sales and profits, some new retailers are thriving.
Bull in China, a new retail site based in Portland, Oregon, designs and sells locally made hand-crafted bar tools online.
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Retail shakeout: Web stores on the rise

Apr 28, 2016
Retailers are trying to figure out how to match the sales volume and customer experience of brick-and-mortar stores on their e-commerce sites.
Wal-Mart will close more than 100 stores this year.
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Author Duncan Clark on how a former English teacher built one of the world's largest e-commerce companies

Apr 14, 2016
Alibaba is an e-commerce juggernaut that competes with the likes of Wal-Mart and Amazon.
Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma poses for a photo outside the New York Stock Exchange. 
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A no-click app from Domino's? It's a pizza cake

Apr 7, 2016
The pizza chain now has an app that will automatically order pizza 10 seconds after you open it.
Domino's new Zero Click app will place an order for you in 10 seconds. 
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European Union wants new rules for its digital economy

May 6, 2015
The plan could be a radical change for the way the EU does business online.