Nasal spray recalled, your health at risk?

Nasal nightmare CVS Health’s 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist is one product that was removed from shelves on Wednesday after the FDA found that the nasal spray contained a microbiological contaminant. FDA officials state that the contaminant is called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a clear liquid that can lead to infection in the colon. In fact, […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 13, 2018
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Walmart is testing automated carts

Self-driving carts Walmart announced on Friday that it will test automated carts in order to speed up online grocery orders. The supermarket giant revealed that its location in Salem, New Hampshire will now feature self-driving carts that move down aisles, picking out groceries for online orders. This is an attempt to speed up the process […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 6, 2018
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Huawei becomes second largest smartphone seller

Huawei is thriving…for now Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei announced this week that it has surpassed Apple as the second largest mover of smartphones. The company reported that in the second quarter of this year, they sold roughly 54 million phones, which represents a 40 percent year-over-year increase according to various research firms. In fact, last […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 2, 2018
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Build-A-Bear unveils “Count Your Candles” campaign

Build-A-Bear attempts to rebuild its reputation Toy manufacturer and retail store Build-A-Bear recently rolled out a one-day “Pay Your Age” sale, in which people could come into the store and do exactly that – pay the price of their age – for a bear. However, after overcrowding in stores and overcapacity on orders, Build-A-Bear had […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 17, 2018
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Ikea postpones India grand opening

India Ikea customers will have to wait Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea announced on Friday that it will suspend the opening of its first location in India following quality concerns. Ikea has been planning the launch of its new store in Hyderabad, India for years. It initially announced that the store would open July 19, but […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 13, 2018
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Amazon to send out toy catalog this winter

Can Amazon bring back the toy market? Toys ‘R Us’ bankruptcy is Amazon’s gain this holiday season, as the e-commerce giant will send out a toy catalog to  subscribers. When Toys ‘R Us was still in business, they would send out a catalog of hundreds of pages of toys to its consumers – this would […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 10, 2018
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Australian retailers ban plastic bags

Australia follows plastic ban trend Specific retail chains and Australian chains have announced that they will ban single-use plastic bags starting July 1. Queensland and Western Australia will ban single-use plastic bags in the entirety of the states, and retail stores Coles and Big W will ban them in all locations. Tasmania, South Australia, and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 3, 2018
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In a time when the retail industry is struggling, Macy’s is thriving

The retail world has faced tremendous struggles in the past few years. With the growth of e-commerce and its drivers such as Amazon, Walmart, and Target, increasingly fewer people shop at physical retail stores. However, Macy’s seems to be a diamond in the rough, as they are the only retail store that is sustaining growth. […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 16, 2018
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Are you willing to pay $999 for an iPhone?

iPhone X is not selling well because of its high price. Apple’s earnings report show an increase. Perhaps it’s because of how frequent each generation of iPhones are getting released, or maybe because of the increased number of competitions in the market, the latest iPhone, the iPhone X, seems to be lacking behind in the […]
  • Crystal Ng
  • May 3, 2018
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