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Here’s How Acquiring Shipt Will Bring Same-Day Delivery to About Half of Target Stores in Early 2018

As part of ongoing efforts to make shopping at Target even more convenient, Target just announced it will acquire Shipt, a rapidly growing same-day delivery company, for $550 million. The move—one of the largest acquisitions in Target’s history—means sam...

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Amazon expands same-day delivery and one-day shipping to thousands more cities

Amazon announced today it has expanded its same-day delivery and one-day shipping service to thousands more markets across the U.S., just in time for last-minute holiday shopping. Before, these services were available to Prime members in 5,000 cities and ...

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Amazon vs. Coty: Coty May Have Won The Battle, But Amazon Will Still Win The War

Many in the luxury industry cheered after last week’s judgment by Europe’s top court that Coty and other luxury brands could prohibit its retailers and distributors from selling products on a third-party internet platform such as Amazon and eBay. The Eur...

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A US grocery chain is challenging Amazon in advertising

When Amazon entered the grocery business with the acquisition of Whole Foods this year, it was thought to be a supermarket killer. The grocery business was already facing competition from general retailers like Walmart that operate on larger scales and of...

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Two retailers that are avoiding Amazon and thriving

Not all major retailers are getting clobbered by Amazon (AMZN), believe it or not. True, the e-commerce giant has crushed many competitors, but at least two large rivals have managed to dodge the Amazon bulldozer. The two dollar-brand stores, Dollar Ge...

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Why Instacart May Be Wal-Mart and Amazon's Biggest Rival

If the enemy of my enemy is my friend, then Instacart may soon have a whole lot of friends. To be fair, the same-day delivery service isn't quite Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) enemy -- the two companies actually became inadvertent partners when the online retai...

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How Walmart helped a robotic monkey become the hottest toy this holiday season

Fingerlings are the hottest toy this holiday season. The robotic monkey that can interact with children, sing, and fart has become the must-have item. It's on every holiday toy list and is selling out faster than retailers can restock it. Wowwee is now s...

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What Is Amazon Brand Registry And What Do I Need To Know About It?

Brands that sell their products on Amazon face a variety of challenges that hamper their ability to market themselves effectively. Frustrations range from being unable to make simple changes to product listing details to having the details changed to faul...

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Retailers are using online reviews from other sites to fight Amazon

Last week a shopper nicknamed Bassi bought the Venture 2 Rain Jacket from The North Face's website and reviewed it, writing it was "wonderful" and "remains stylish while keeping you warm." Two days before that, "Hippyengineer" wrote on the same site that...

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Watch out, Amazon and Walmart: Kroger is also building an advertising business

Amazon’s advertising business is worth at least $1 billion, and Walmart has a growing advertising platform, too. Kroger, one of the biggest grocery brands in the U.S., is also venturing into retail media. Kroger is selling its suppliers ad units and solut...

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Amazon Echo owners are making more voice purchases

Echo owners have been increasing their voice purchases of consumer products in Q3 2017, according to a study by Linc Global and Rakuten cited by CNBC. The study found that Amazon Echo users increased their voice purchases of consumer products, like diape...

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Amazon, the Music Prodigy

We know Amazon.com Inc. has become a virtual mega-mall for shopping, a creator of gadgets for our daily commutes and our homes and a mover-and-shaker in ente...

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Walmart targets holiday procrastinators with something Amazon can’t match

Walmart is leveraging its huge store network to target last-minute shoppers—and by its account, there are plenty of them. The discounter, which said 84% of Americans are still shopping for the holidays, is making a big push for its same day in-store pick...

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Dollar General is opening 900 new stores next year

Dollar General is bucking the retail trend. The discount chain announced Thursday that it plans to open 900 new stores in 2018 for the second year in a row. Dollar General did not say how many new jobs the openings could create. "Our first priority rema...

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The GOP tax bill could add billions to Amazon, Facebook and Google’s bottom lines

The GOP tax bill has long been expected to boost corporate profits. Now we know just how much the biggest tech companies in the US stand to save — and what that could mean for their bottom lines. Google will save $2.28 billion in 2018, while Facebook wil...

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Study: Amazon is king of paid search for this category

Amazon is winning the online search war — at least it is across the consumer electronics category. When analyzing the consumer electronics (CE) searches, Amazon advertises on over 30,000 search terms — more than double its closest competitors, Walmart an...

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The beast of Bentonville battles Amazon, the king of the e-commerce jungle

A BOA constrictor swallowing capitalism. A cyclone dragging the economy into its vortex. If you look back at how people described Walmart a decade ago, it is eerily similar to how Amazon is viewed now. The supermarket chain has “a scale of economic power ...

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What's in a name? For Walmart , soon a little less

What's in a name? Soon, for Walmart, there will be a little less. The company, which became the largest retailer in the world based on its massive fleet of stores, is changing its name to reflect its increasing emphasis on e-commerce. As of Feb. 1, it w...

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Shares of dental suppliers drop on potential new threat from Amazon

Shares of dental supply distibutors sank Wednesday after Morgan Stanley issued a stark warning to investors: "Amazon is here." Dental supply distributors Henry Schein and Patterson Companies both fell more than 3 percent after analyst Steve Beuchaw said ...

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Google Lashes Out at Amazon by Blocking YouTube

A fight between two of the world’s biggest tech companies, Amazon and Google, just got nastier. It’s unclear who will win in the end, but one thing is clear—consumers will lose. The bad news comes via Variety, which reports that Google is cutting off Ama...

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