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Walmart beats and raises guidance as online growth explodes

Walmart on Thursday reported third-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street estimates, boosted by continued growth from its e-commerce platform which saw revenue explode by 50% versus a year ago. The big-box retailer earned an adjust...

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Amazon has privately blamed the U.S. Postal Service for grocery delivery issues that led to Amazon Fresh changes

When Amazon recently announced plans to abruptly shut down the Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in parts of nine states, it did not provide much of an explanation for the decision. But multiple sources tell Recode that Amazon has privately laid blam...

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Amazon Prepares to Launch Its Physical Store With No Cashiers

Amazon is preparing to launch Amazon Go, an ambitious and experimental retail concept that uses sensors and other technology, not cashiers, to identify and automatically charge customers. For the past year, Amazon employee...

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Lord & Taylor to Launch Flagship Store on Walmart.com

Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT - Get Report) is raising the bar for its in-house fashion. Starting in spring 2018, upscale retailer Hudson's Bay Co.-owned (HBAYF) Lord & Taylor will launch a flagship store on Walmart.com, the two companies said in a statement ...

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Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl's shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from the online retailer. Nike has made some of its sneaker...

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Unlikely Alliance: Takeaways From Lord & Taylor's Walmart Deal

oming to a Walmart website near you: Lord & Taylor. In a seemingly unlikely alliance, Walmart is teaming up with the higher-end department store chain next year. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer will begin selling Lord & Taylor offerings through ...

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Amazon Didn't Choose Your City? Congrats, You're The Real Winner - OPINION

Last month Amazon announced its intention to construct a full-sized second headquarters in a major American city. With this second headquarters comes the promise of thousands of jobs, billions in investment, and boo...

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Here’s the full 36-page Black Friday 2017 ad from Walmart

Black Friday 2017 is already shaping up to be the best Black Friday yet. Retailers small and large are gearing up to run the biggest and best sales they can muster, and nearly all of the nation’s top retailers have now announced their Black Friday 2017 pl...

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Amazon to bring pop-up shops to Whole Foods stores for the holidays

Whole Foods stores are about to get cozier with Amazon. A handful of Amazon-branded pop-up stores will be rolling out at select Whole Foods locations for the holidays. The Amazon-staffed centers will launch in mid-November, at stores in Illinois, Michiga...

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Walmart could surpass Apple in mobile wallet usage

Walmart Pay, the retail giant's mobile wallet, is poised to surpass Apple Pay in terms of usage in the US, according to Bloomberg. The mobile wallet, which was first introduced in 2015 and is accepted in ov...

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This chart shows why Amazon needs to grow its physical retail presence

It's no secret that Amazon is turning itself into a major physical retailer. Besides Whole Foods, which it bought for more than $13 billion this year, Amazon now has 13 bookstores, dozens of pop-up stores and partnerships to put products in stores run by...

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Amazon is coming after Ikea with its first furniture brands — and it's one-upping the competition in one major way

Amazon is inviting its customers to take a load off — preferably on a sofa from one of its new furniture brands. The retailer is launching two new furniture brands. Rivet is a midcentury modern-inspired brand with a focus on urban, small-space solutions...

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Walmart Pay Threatens to Surpass Apple in U.S. Mobile Payments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s app is close to surpassing Apple Pay in usage for mobile payments in the U.S., giving the world’s largest retailer even more clout as a growing number of people shop with their smartphones. Available in 4,774 stores, Walmart Pay is...

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Amazon Key's big privacy test is now in your hands

The delivery service lets itself into your home, and that has some people freaked out. Amazon, though, may have a way past that anxiety....

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BuzzFeed Launches a Social-Inspired Board Game in Partnership With Walmart and Jet.com

BuzzFeed’s Product Labs has cooked up another IRL item for fans to enjoy offline: a board game. Unlike other games on the market, this physical game gets players posting, texting and tweeting potentially embarrassing content in a new game called Social S...

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Weaknesses in Amazon Prime leave openings for rivals1

Amazon’s Prime membership has grown to 90 million in the U.S. and those customers are spending, on average, some $1,300 each year, compared to about $700 for non-member customers, according to the latest guess, in October, from Consumer Intelligence Resea...

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Amazon found an ingenious new way to undercut its competitors ahead of the holidays

Lots of stores have price-matching policies. Target promises to match prices on identical items found for less at Target.com, certain online competitors, or in local print ads for up to 14 days after a purchase. Best Buy matches prices against a handful o...

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Free shipping from Target, Best Buy puts scrutiny on Walmart

With Target and Best Buy both rolling out aggressive free-shipping deals this holiday season, Walmart Stores might need to unveil some Black Friday goodies of its own to maintain its torrid online growth. Target is waiving home-delivery fees for all holi...

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Your Apartment Is Amazon’s Showroom

According to my spam folder, the holiday shopping season is upon us. Last week, most retailers kept busy with the annual post-Halloween tradition of clogging customers’ phones and browsers with coupons for slippers, sweaters, and various cheer-enforcing t...

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Amazon 'Black Friday' 2017 Deals Preview: Best Sales To Expect On Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Kindle

Amazon’s Black Friday 2017 is already underway with some strong early deals, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. This year Black Friday retailer competition will be greater than ever and the biggest retailers have also started sales (here are deals ...

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