• Germany Nov 29, 2019

    Amazon Workers in Germany Stage Strike on Black Friday

    Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer. Union ver.di said Friday that the walkouts began overnight at six distribution centers across the country, with some due to last until Tuesday. Union representative Orhan Akman said Amazon staff want...

  • Mexico Aug 21, 2019

    Wayfair's First Permanent Store Is Set to Open at Natick Mall

    Massive online retailer Wayfair is about to make its first foray into permanent physical stores, opening its first lasting brick-and-mortar location Wednesday at the Natick Mall in Massachusetts. Wayfair customers can buy products from the showroom at the store or schedule delivery. They can also order custom furniture.

  • NBC Aug 15, 2019

    Courteney Cox Trains Toddler To Say ‘Friends' Catchphrase

    Courteney Cox is training a new generation of Monica Gellers! The “Friends” alum documented her week-long attempt to teach a cute toddler named Sonny to master her character’s catchphrase: “I know!” While Sonny didn’t immediately pick it up, Courteney persisted – and soon enough, he was acing it! It’s clear the actress still has a fondness for Monica’s iconic lines,...

  • Los Angeles Jul 23, 2019

    Amazon Partners With Realogy, Sending the Real-Estate Brokerage Giant's Shares Soaring

    Realogy stock surged more than 25% in Tuesday’s premarket after it announced a deal with Amazon. The largest residential real estate brokerage company in the nation is partnering with the largest online retailer in the world in a strategy designed to boost sales for both. Realogy and Amazon will now offer TurnKey, a program that takes potential homebuyers through the...

  • New York Nov 23, 2018

    From the Cozy to the Gross, Here are 4 Holiday Shopping Trends to Watch

    Cozy sweaters and soft pajamas are in for adults. Kids, meanwhile, are asking for board games featuring fake poop and pimples. Those are just some of the trends expected this holiday season, when shoppers are projected to spend as much as $720 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. Here’s what to expect.

  • North Carolina Nov 23, 2018

    Walmart, Target Host Black Friday Events to Court Online, Former Toys ‘R' Us Shoppers

    With Black Friday sales beginning on Thanksgiving for many retailers, Walmart and Target are getting the ball rolling with a variety of new events that experts say are intended to draw online shoppers and seize upon the first holiday season without a beloved children’s toy haven. Walmart recently announced its first-ever “Light Up Black Friday” parties in stores at 4...

  • NBC Sep 21, 2018

    Nothing Sexy About Rape: Online Store Pulls Sexy ‘Handmaid's Tale' Costume After Backlash

    An online lingerie store removed a sexy “Handmaid’s Tale” costume from its website after receiving massive backlash on social media. The show, which was based on the book by Margaret Atwood, was set in a dystopian America where women were forcefully used as surrogates and sex slaves. The product description for Yandy’s “Brave Red Maiden” costume makes a direct reference...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2018

    Move Over, UPS Truck: Amazon Delivery Vans to Hit the Street

    Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van. The online retailer, wanting more control over how its packages are delivered, rolled out a program Thursday that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. They’ll...

  • United States May 9, 2018

    Walmart Rushes Into India, Paying $16B for Stake in Flipkart

    Walmart is breaking into India’s massive and growing consumer market, spending $16 billion for a controlling stake in the online retailer Flipkart, whose delivery drivers, with their motorcycles and oversized backpacks, have become ubiquitous across the nation of 1.3 billion people. Online sales in India have exploded in recent years, totaling $19.6 billion last year, according to a Forrester report....

  • Donald Trump Apr 6, 2018

    As Trump Tweets, Amazon Seeks to Expand its Business Empire

    Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump’s broadsides haven’t come close to hitting.

  • Donald Trump Mar 31, 2018

    Trump Goes After Amazon — Again — Over Postal Delivery

    President Donald Trump is again attacking online retailer Amazon.com, calling its business deal with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages a money-losing agreement that hurts U.S. taxpayers. Federal regulators, however, have found the contract with Amazon to be profitable. In tweets Saturday, Trump said “the U.S. Post Office will lose $1.50 on average for each package it delivers for...

  • CEO Mar 16, 2018

    Toys R Us Is Planning to Liquidate Its US Operations

    Toys R Us is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company’s 740 U.S. stores over the coming months will finalize the downfall of the chain that...

  • Asher Klein Mar 7, 2018

    Amazon Offering Medicaid Recipients a Prime Discount

    Amazon has taken another step to woo low-income shoppers to its site and away from rival Walmart. The online retailer opened up its $5.99-a-month discounted Prime membership to people on Medicaid Wednesday, giving Amazon an even bigger pool of potential shoppers who may otherwise have been unable to pay the standard fee. Since June, Amazon has offered the same Prime...

  • food Jan 22, 2018

    Amazon Opens Store With No Cashiers, Lines or Registers

    No cashiers, no lines, no registers — this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience store. Amazon employees have been testing the store, which is at the bottom floor of the company’s Seattle headquarters,...

  • United States Jan 19, 2018

    Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Cost Nearly 20 Percent to $12.99

    Amazon announced Friday that it raised its monthly Prime membership cost from $10.99 to $12.99, an 18 percent increase, CNBC reported. New members will begin paying the increased monthly price immediately, and existing members will pay the new price after Feb. 18, the online retailer said in a statement on its website. Members paying the $12.99 monthly price will end...

  • United States Jan 19, 2018

    Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Cost Nearly 20 Percent to $12.99

    Amazon announced Friday that it raised its monthly Prime membership cost from $10.99 to $12.99, an 18 percent increase, CNBC reported. New members will begin paying the increased monthly price immediately, and existing members will pay the new price after Feb. 18, the online retailer said in a statement on its website. Members paying the $12.99 monthly price will end...

  • CEO Nov 14, 2017

    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 sneakers available through Amazon. The owner of Sears is selling Kenmore-branded appliances on Amazon in some markets. And...

  • United States Nov 12, 2017

    Chinese Spend Billions Shopping Online on ‘Singles Day'

    Chinese consumers have spent billions of dollars shopping online for anything from diapers to diamonds on “Singles Day,” a day of promotions that has grown into the world’s biggest e-commerce event. China’s largest e-commerce giant, Alibaba Group, said Sunday sales by the thousands of retailers on its platforms for the 24-hour period on Saturday amounted to 168.3 billion yuan ($25.3...

  • Donald Trump Nov 9, 2017

    Pomp and Flattery: Asia Rolls Out the Red Carpets for Trump

    China rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump on Thursday, treating him to an elaborate welcome ceremony on the plaza outside the Great Hall of the People before the leaders turned to their private talks. Trump looked on approvingly as a Chinese honor guard played the national anthems of both countries, cannons boomed and soldiers marched. He clapped...

  • Amazon Oct 25, 2017

    Not at Home? Amazon Wants to Come in and Drop Off Packages

    Would you let a stranger in your house to drop off a package? Amazon hopes so. The online retailer said Wednesday that it will launch a service next month called Amazon Key that would allow delivery people to walk into your home and drop off a box when you’re not there. Those who want to use the service would need...

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