Amazon drawing customers back to brick-and-mortar stores

Everyone thought that grocery stores were slowly dying at the hands of Amazon, but the e-commerce giant is actually reversing the trend. With the purchase of Whole Foods and the continued development of its Amazon Go stores, Amazon wants to invest in the old brick-and-mortar system. With the growth of Amazon Prime Pantry, a service […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 17, 2018
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Walmart to test in-home delivery program

Remember when you had to go down to the mailbox or onto your doorstep to pick up items you ordered online? If a program Walmart is testing takes off, people may be asking that question within the next several years. The program will allow delivery drivers to leave packages inside a customer’s home, and groceries […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 22, 2017
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Amazon looks into military food tech

Could I interest you in a package of fully-cooked beef stew that sat unrefrigerated on a shelf for a year before being dropped on your doorstep? Or perhaps a vegetable frittata? That’s what Amazon might have in store for us — lots of non-refrigerated pre-cooked food. Amazon is reportedly looking into a process called microwave-assisted thermal sterilization, or MATS. This […]
  • Ashley Leader
  • August 15, 2017
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Amazon Sparks Antitrust Concerns

Amazon Inc. has recently agreed to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion as part of their expansion plans. Amazon’s sustained major growth is raising concerns with Wall Street and Washington regarding antitrust policy. Lawmakers are cautious but wish to investigate the potential ramifications this business deal will have on customers. One U.S. lawmaker, […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • July 18, 2017
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Amazon’s $10 Bras Target Big Box Retailers, Not Victoria’s Secret

Rumors of Amazon’s plan to begin selling its own brand of $10 bras was initially seen as a play against Victoria’s secret. However, a note published by Morgan Stanley explains that Amazon’s budget bras are more of a threat to big box retailers like Walmart and Target, since Victoria’s Secret typically sells bras around $40. […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • February 15, 2017
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Wal-Mart Changes Delivery Program to Compete With Amazon

Wal-Mart is terminating its fee-based, two-day ShippingPass program designed to compete with Amazon’s Prime service. In its place, Wal-Mart is lowering its threshold spending threshold for free two-day shipping down to $35. The previous threshold customers had to meet for free shipping was $50, and the previous delivery window was three to five days. Walmart purchased […]
  • Anahit Moumjian
  • February 1, 2017
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Run-DMC Sues Retailers

One of the original members of Run-DMC, Darryl McDaniels, is suing Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Jet.com, a company which Wal-Mart owns, for selling clothing and other merchandise without the brand’s permission. In this lawsuit, McDaniel’s is asking for $50 million from the stores. The defendants are being asked to pay for the hats, t-shirts, wallets and other […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • December 31, 2016
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