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Amazon aims to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages: Sources

Amazon is looking to charge advertisers $2.8 million for packages that include 30-second spots during the Thursday night National Football League games it will stream live to its Prime customers this coming season, two people familiar with the matter told...

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Critics say Whole Foods deal would give Amazon an unfair advantage

While antitrust experts expect Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) bid for Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM.O) to win regulatory approval, some critics argue the deal should be blocked because it gives the online retailer a nearly unstoppable head start toward dominatio...

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It’s not just Amazon and Whole Foods: Here’s the enormous Jeff Bezos empire, in one chart

The Jeff Bezos empire is massive. It encompasses not just e-commerce, but also news organizations, robotics companies and coupon sites. Oh, and ever heard of Google, Airbnb or Uber? Jeff Bezos is an investor in those companies too. Bezos is the third-ric...

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Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

Walmart, the US's biggest retail chain, has been accused of trying to coerce its technology suppliers into shunning Amazon's cloud computing service. Amazon has accused its rival of attempting to "bully" the IT companies into picking a rival platform. T...

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Wal-Mart could enter a bidding war with Amazon over Whole Foods, JPMorgan says

Wal-Mart could step in as a rival bidder for Whole Foods Market, JPMorgan analysts said, as shares of the grocery chain rose above the $42 price offered by Amazon earlier this month. JPMorgan research analysts said in a note Thursday that Wal-Mart could ...

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How Bonobos Fits At Wal-Mart

After much speculation, Wal-Mart has reached a deal to acquire Bonobos for $310 million in cash. This deal could mark a major step for Wal-Mart – as the company largely focuses on low prices, with a fairly price-conscious customer base, whereas Bonobos is...

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Don't worry, Wal-Mart; Amazon buying Whole Foods is just a 'drop in the bucket'

It's "too soon" to be scared for Wal-Mart based on news that Amazon plans to acquire grocer Whole Foods, Moody's retail analyst Charles O'Shea said. In fact, Whole Foods wouldn't give e-commerce giant Amazon "any discernible edge," as Wal-Mart should rem...

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Walmart adds Minnesota stores to locations that will no longer match rivals' prices

Walmart stores in Minnesota quit offering in-store price matches earlier this month. The move is an extension of a test that began last year as the country's largest retailer quit price-matching in about 800 of its 5,000 U.S. stores. "Retailers are lear...

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Amazon’s next big move looks like it will involve Nike

Nike and Amazon could be the next big matchup to rock the retail industry. Nike does not sell its sneakers, sports bras and hoodies directly on Amazon, but according to a Goldman Sachs report Wednesday, the West Coast retailers are “close to commencing a...

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Prime Wardrobe: Amazon's Next Move To Conquer The Fashion Retail Market

"Integrated Retail" appears to be the new mantra for e-commerce companies, as the offline and online channels are being merged to offer a better customer experience. While brick and mortar companies have the advantage of physical stores where customers ca...

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Target’s Been Talking Food for a Decade. Now Amazon Could Eat Bullseye’s Lunch

Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods Market Inc. sent shock waves across the retail industry: Investors and rivals suddenly had to ponder how quickly the dominant online merchant might turbocharge a struggling chain, known for pricey hand-b...

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Ebay will now match Amazon’s, Walmart’s and others’ prices on over 50,000 items

As Amazon and Walmart continue their battle to become the world’s largest retailer, another longtime rival in the e-commerce business, eBay, is now stepping up its game as well. The company this morning announced a new Price Match Guarantee for over 50,00...

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Why Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Will Hit Costco the Hardest

Amazon delivers everything fast — including bad news to its rivals. Less than a week after the online giant stunned Wall Street by acquiring the organic grocery giant Whole Foods, shares of competing food retailers remain slumped on fears that Amazon is ...

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Sears Canada Plunges After It's Said to Near Creditor Protection

Sears Canada Inc., the struggling offshoot of Sears Holdings Corp., tumbled as much as 30 percent after people familiar with the matter said it was preparing to seek court protection from creditors. The court filing will likely lead to a liquidation, wit...

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Rapid Response: Sights & Sounds from Lidl’s First U.S. Stores [Video]

hat day has finally arrived. Lidl just made landfall yesterday morning, opening its first 10* U.S. stores across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. *Lidl originally expected to open only nine stores on June 15, but yesterday the company unvei...

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Whole Foods CEO Hints at Launching Another Brand Under Amazon

After Amazon completes its takeover of high-end grocer Whole Foods Market, it might launch another brand with different standards, the grocery chain's chief executive said in remarks reported in a securities filing on Monday. Amazon plans to keep the nat...

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UPS Will Charge More for Holiday Season Deliveries

UPS (ups, -0.82%) wants retailers and their customers to pony up more money for their holiday season packages. The delivery company on Monday announced a new 27 cent surcharge on all U.S. ground shipments to homes between Nov. 19 and Dec. 2, a period tha...

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America's newest grocery store chain has an advantage that should terrify Walmart

The German supermarket chain Lidl just opened its first US stores last week, and it's already dominating America's largest grocer, Walmart, on prices. Lidl is about 9% cheaper than Walmart, according to a price check on a basket of 20 items by Jefferies ...

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We Just Visited a Whole Foods and Were Shocked By How Much Amazon Will Have to Slash Prices

It's no surprise that Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is said to be planning to cut jobs and slash prices at Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) , should its $13.7 billion acquisition of the organic grocer receive approval. With that strategy in mind, TheStreet went sh...

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Wall Street is bailing on its one-time retail darling Costco after Amazon’s deal for Whole Foods

Wall Street is increasingly worried about Amazon's threat to Costco after the e-commerce giant's $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods Market. Costco shares fell 7 percent Friday on the news. And now one trading day after Goldman Sachs downgraded Costco...

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