retail

Did Amazon Just Target All Dollar-Store Shoppers?

The endless wave of changes in retail just never seems to end. In the 1990s it was Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that killed thousands of retailers. Now it is ...
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Plenty of Americans Willing to Bank With Amazon

Here's the money question: "If Amazon launched a free online bank account that offered 2% cash back on all Amazon.com purchases, would you sign up to try it?" You might ...
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More Good News for Workers Looking for Seasonal Jobs

Last Thursday, Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) announced plans to hire 120,000 seasonal workers to get the company through the 2018 holiday shopping season. That ties the single largest seasonal hiring ...
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Retail Spending Growth Slowed in August

U.S. consumer spending increased by 6.6% year over year to $509 billion in August and up by 0.1% month over month from an upwardly revised July total of $508.6 billion. ...
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Holiday Season Looks Good for Job Seekers

Two of the country's largest seasonal employers have already announced that they will hire at least as many seasonal workers as they did last year. Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M) and ...
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Macy’s Wants to Hire 80,000 Seasonal Workers

We know the end-of-the-year holiday season is gearing up when we start to see announcements from big retailers that they will be hiring big numbers of seasonal employees to help ...
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The Driving Force for Even Higher Growth at Lululemon Might Not Be What You Think

Should analysts indefinitely chase up their ratings and targets on companies they follow? It's rather complicated, but this is a scenario that many investors find themselves contemplating if they have ...
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Walmart, Microsoft Join Forces for One-Two Punch at You-Know-Who

Two Dow 30 stocks have signed a strategic partnership deal to take on a company that threatens the businesses of both. Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has inked a five-year deal ...
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Retail Spending Jumps Again in June: Census Bureau

U.S. consumer spending increased by 6.6% year over year to $56.8 billion in June and up by 0.5% month over month from an upwardly revised May total of $504.3 billion. ...
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Amazon Gears Up for Prime Day With Early Specials

When Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) ran its first Prime Day promotion in 2015, only a few retailers thought the idea would catch on with consumers. Those same retailers are now ...
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US Retail Sales Rose in the First Half of the Year, but Store Closings Rose Too

When U.S. gasoline prices rise by a double-digit percentage that usually causes U.S. consumers to reduce their discretionary retail spending. Gas prices rose about 12% in the first half of ...
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Amazon’s PillPack Purchase Wipes Out $20 Billion in Pharmacy-Related Market Cap

Last October, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) was rumored to be getting into the pharmacy business. The stocks of pharmacy retailers dropped 6%. Thursday morning, Amazon announced that it is acquiring ...
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Why Walgreens Earnings Beat May Not Have Been Enough

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) reported third-quarter fiscal 2018 results before markets opened Thursday. The new member of the Dow Jones industrials index reported adjusted diluted earnings per share ...
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Whole Foods Rolls Out Savings to Amazon Prime Members in Every State

Six weeks ago, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) rolled out a cash savings deal for Amazon Prime members at the company's Whole Foods Markets in Florida. On Wednesday, Amazon is expanding ...
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Amazon Hub Wants to Handle Every Package You Get

In another bid to increase its footprint in logistics, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) on Tuesday announced Amazon Hub, a storage system for apartment communities designed to provide storage for deliveries ...
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