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5 Acquisitions That Will Fuel Amazon's Next Growth Phase - OPINION

These and many other fascinating insights are from CB Insight’s Amazon Strategy Teardown: Amazon’s Barreling Into Physical Retail, Financial Services, Healthcare, And AI-Led Computing (PDF, 64 pp., opt-in). This report is an excellent read and provides in...

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Walmart Employees Rejoice, You Soon May Be Able to Burn Those Khakis

Walmart employees of the U.S. kick back: that dress code is about to get a little more relaxed. Starting last week, employees in some of Walmart’s are now permitted more flexibility in the clothes they wear. Historically, Walmart’s 1.5 million employees ...

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Walmart Launches 'Check Out With Me' for on-the-spot checkouts in hundreds of US stores

Walmart announced on Thursday it’s beginning to test new technology that arms store staff with mobile devices for checking out customers from the floor. The devices will first be put into use in Walmart’s “Lawn & Garden Centers” in more than 350 U.S. stor...

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Amazon Prime Numbers Exceed Loftiest Estimates

Prime has more than 100 million subscribers worldwide—far ahead of the Street's estimate of 80 million and the 92 million that GBH Insights analyst Daniel Ives came up with. Previously, Amazon vaguely referred to having "tens of millions of members." (It ...

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VW's fast EV charging network is headed to Walmart parking lots

Walmart probably isn't the first place you'd go to charge an electric car, but you may have to rethink that belief before long. VW's Electrify America is installing (PDF) EV chargers at more than 100 Walmart stores across 34 states, with the rollout finis...

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Walmart’s Jet Traffic Declines as Hipsters Prove Costly to Reach

Walmart Inc., Jet’s owner, has increased marketing of its primary website while scaling back promotion for Jet. While the shift may help maintain the retailer’s declining profit margins, the impact has been felt on Jet’s website, where traffic declined ab...

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Walmart to roll out redesigned website next month

Walmart is close to unveiling an entirely redesigned website as it battles Amazon.com for shoppers' dollars online. The company said Tuesday that a new Walmart.com will roll out to customers as soon as next month. It's been years since the company made s...

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Why are Walmart and Amazon desperate to buy Flipkart?

The Indian e-commerce sector seems to have turned into a battleground for two American giants. Over the recent weeks, several news reports have suggested that retail major Walmart and e-commerce behemoth Amazon are in the fray to acquire a majority stake...

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80,000 more retail stores could close by 2025

Tens of thousands of retail stores might have to close over the next few years to keep up with the pace of shoppers shifting from brick-and-mortar retailers to online, according to a new report from UBS. UBS analysts examined the supply of brick-and-mort...

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Walmart’s Lower Prices Could Undercut Discounters

Discounter stocks are trading lower on Monday, as Raymond James warns that Walmart (WMT) is getting more aggressive about price cuts. Walmart’s Lower Prices Could Undercut Discounters Illustration: Bloomberg News Analyst Dan Wewer lowered his rating on D...

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Billionaire CEO behind Bratz makes his bid for Toys 'R' US

The CEO behind Bratz dolls and Little Tikes toys is officially making his bid for Toys "R" Us. Isaac Larian said Friday that he's entered a formal offer of $675 million to buy many of the Toys "R" Us stores in the United States, along with an additional ...

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Walmart plans to spend the most this year in its biggest state, Texas

Walmart plans to spend $277 million in Texas this year remodeling 45 stores and adding several in-store and online tools including its big orange Pickup Towers. In Dallas-Fort Worth, Walmart plans to remodel 18 stores, among them the Neighborhood Market ...

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Walmart and Target are quietly killing one of the most annoying things about shopping in stores

As credit-card companies kill customer signature requirements, retailers such as Walmart and Target are following suit. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express have either already stopped or will soon no longer require customers to sign their r...

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Why Amazon And Walmart Are Battling To Take Over India's Flipkart

Last week, India’s business news publications were abuzz with speculation around a possible acquisition of a majority stake in Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart by either Amazon or Walmart. While rumors of the possibility of such deals have appeared repea...

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Hundreds More High-Tech Pickup Towers are Headed Your Way

It may sound like a high-tech dream, but these machines, known as Pickup Towers, became a reality in nearly 200 of our stores over the last year. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In fact, more than half a million orders have been retrieved t...

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How Walmart Could Fix the US Health Care System

Walmart, the nation's biggest employer, is trying to redesign how U.S. health care works. It's one of the few companies that has the power to succeed. The retailer has been having early-stage talks with Humana about strengthening their partnership, which...

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Walmart now price matching Amazon on 53% of products

The price war in online retail rages on. Compared with findings in Profitero's October study, Amazon has regained its price lead over Walmart in beauty, and it's now Jet's average prices that are closest to Amazon, at just 1.4% more. (Online beauty prices...

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Amazon may reportedly rival Walmart with bid to buy India’s Flipkart

Amazon may make an offer to buy Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, an Indian newspaper reported Wednesday. Flipkart is already in advanced talks with Walmart to sell a majority stake to the U.S. retailer but Amazon has held its own exploratory discussions...

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Walmart unveils global money transfer service

Walmart’s new service offers low flat fees to send money anywhere in the world. The world’s largest company by revenue, is teaming up with Moneygram to provide the service. Four years ago, Walmart stepped into the money transfer business with its domest...

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China hits the United States with tariffs on $3 billion of exports

The Chinese government said that tariffs on about $3 billion worth of US imports are going into effect Monday, hitting 128 products ranging from pork, meat and fruit to steel pipes. It's the latest move in escalating tensions between the world's two lar...

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