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  • Wal-Mart to roll out ‘Pickup’ discounts for items ordered ahead online: Report

    04/12/2017 4:06:28 PM PDT · by davikkm · 19 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Ken Shepherd
    Wal-Mart is hoping to gain ground against online rivals by rolling out new discounts for buying items online for in-store pickup. Starting April 19, the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer “will launch what it calls the Pickup Discount,” Fox Business reported Wednesday. Customers will be able to get lower prices on about 10,000 different items if they order them ahead online for shipment to a local store.
  • *VANITY* I was hacked and I'm no longer secure on FR *VANITY*

    03/03/2017 2:32:11 AM PST · by knarf · 52 replies
    self ^ | March 3, 2017 | knarf
    A couple of months ago, my card was hacked, not my account, so I waited for a new one to re-submit my FR donation.
  • Amazon Discloses Iranian Transactions That May Have Violated US Sanctions, (trunc)

    02/11/2017 6:32:28 AM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-11-17 | Tyler Durden
    In a 10-K filed on Friday afternoon, Amazon disclosed that certain transactions and business ties with Iran may have violated U.S. sanctions, warning that it may be penalized after a regulatory review of the activities. In the "Other Contingencies" section of its 10-K, Jeff Bezos' company had determined that, between January 2012 and December 2016 it had "processed and delivered orders of consumer products for certain individuals and entities located outside Iran covered by the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act or other United States sanctions and export control laws. The consumer products included books, music, other media,...
  • Amazon takes victory lap for its role in halting Trump’s travel ban

    02/10/2017 12:51:30 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10 Feb 17 | Daniel Halper
    A top lawyer for internet retailer Amazon is taking a victory lap for the company’s role in the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to retain the temporary restraining order halting President Trump’s travel ban. “Proud of @AGOWA, the Amazon legal team that helped on the case, and amici — who all made today’s 9th Circuit ruling possible,” David Zapolsky, Amazon general counsel, wrote Thursday night on Twitter. It’s unknown what precise role, if any, Zapolsky’s team played in the appeals court decision. But there has been bad blood between Trump and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos for over a year. On...
  • Crime Deterrent Or Inconvenience? Coffee Shop Goes Cashless

    02/03/2017 3:24:24 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    CBS Baltimore ^ | 2/2/2017 | Devon Bartoletta
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — After being robbed a handful of times in the past few months, one Baltimore coffee shop is no longer accepting cash to stop the robberies and keep their staff safe. Nowadays, many people don’t carry cash in their wallets day-to-day, and at Park Cafe in Bolton Hill, cash payments are no longer on the menu. “We’re not going to accept cash anymore,” said Park Cafe & Coffee owner David Hart. “I’m going to take that out of the equation.” Park Cafe was robbed five times from October to January. While the armed suspect is now behind bars,...
  • Amazon Is Working With Lawmakers to Counter Trump’s Immigration Order

    01/30/2017 5:10:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 81 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2017 | Laura Stevens
    Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant is working with lawmakers and state officials to explore legal options to counter President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. In an email to staff Monday, Mr. Bezos said the company has reached out to members of Congress to explore legislative options. The company’s public policy team in Washington, D.C., also has reached out to senior administration officials to make clear its opposition, Mr. Bezos wrote. In one of the strongest signs of corporate disapproval of the order, Mr. Bezos said Amazon has prepared a declaration of support for a...
  • Netflix CEO tweeted anti-American, anti-Trump message in support of illegal alien "dreamers."

    01/29/2017 6:10:05 AM PST · by gattaca · 73 replies
    Facebook ^ | Reed Hastings
    It is inappropriate for a CEO of a consumer service to make such a political statement. I am cancelling my Netflix account (don't ever watch it anyway) and encourage my fellow Trump supporters to do the same (and spread this far and wide!). The Tweet that will cost this company a LOT of customers: Reed Hastings 9 hours ago Trump's actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all. Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe. A very sad week, and more...
  • Amazon is going to kill more American jobs than China did

    01/23/2017 3:36:10 PM PST · by Lorianne · 136 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 20 January 2016 | Rex Nutting
    Millions of retail jobs are threatened as Amazon’s share of online purchases keeps climbing ___ Amazon.com has been crowing about its plans to create 100,000 American jobs in the next year, but as with other recent job-creation announcements, that figure is meaningless without context. What Amazon won’t tell us is that every job created at Amazon destroys one or two or three others. What Jeff Bezos doesn’t want you to know is that Amazon is going to destroy more American jobs than China ever did. Amazon has revolutionized the way Americans consume. Those who want to shop for everything from...
  • Wal-Mart Boards the Trump Train, Will Invest $6.8 Billion and Create 10K Jobs

    01/18/2017 10:55:03 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 17, 2017 4:13 PM | Justin Holcomb
    Walmart has announced that it will invest $6.8 billion in the United States and create 10,000 more jobs for Americans in stores and e-commerce, a strong response to the victory of President-elect Donald Trump. The investment will create 59 new or relocated Walmart and Sam’s Club stores throughout the country which will in return create an estimated 24,000 construction jobs, the company said in a statement. “With a presence in thousands of communities and a vast supplier network, we know we play an important role in supporting and creating American jobs,” said Dan Bartlett, Walmart executive vice president for corporate...
  • Wal-Mart Reorganizes To Compete With Amazon (Targeting Food Stamp recipients)

    01/14/2017 10:10:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Korea Portal ^ | January 14, 2017 | Hayden Thomas
    Wal-Mart is reorganizing its e-commerce team and upgrading executives from its recent Jet.com acquisition to compete with Amazon with higher selectivity and lower prices. The changes are aimed at making Wal-Mart more customer-focused, Jet founder Marc Lore, who is now the Executive Chairman of Wal-Mart's e-commerce operation, said on Friday in a memo Bloomberg had access. Wal-Mart bought Jet in September for about $ 3.3 billion and is appealing to the startup to push for an online operation that has lagged behind Amazon. "We've talked a lot about becoming a more customer-centric organization," Lore said. "Our strategy is to offer...
  • PAYPAL ACCOUNT LOCKED; OTHER YOUTUBER SUSPENDED - The Silencing Begins

    01/02/2017 1:32:13 AM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2017 | David Seaman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWaquDNvggU
  • A giant wave of store closures is about to hit the US

    12/31/2016 12:23:49 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 197 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec 31, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closures at the start of the new year. The industry is heading into 2017 with a glut of store space as shopping continues to shift online and foot traffic to malls declines, according to analysts ~SNIP~Nearly every major department store, including Macy's, Kohl's, Walmart, and Sears, have collectively closed hundreds of stores over the last couple years to try and stem losses from unprofitable stores and the rise of ecommerce. But the closures are far from over. Macy's has already said that it's planning to close 100 stores, or about 15%...
  • Amazon’s Bezos says meeting with Trump, tech leaders was ‘very productive’

    12/14/2016 7:38:01 PM PST · by bryan999 · 55 replies
    Jeff Bezos said a gathering of tech titans Wednesday with President-elect Donald J. Trump had been “very productive,” and that the Amazon.com CEO emphasized to the incoming administration that innovation was key in creating new jobs. Bezos, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Apple’s Tim Cook and other high-flying tech executives attended a meeting at Trump Tower in New York with the president elect and his transition team. It was an encounter with a man who, as a candidate, rubbed many in the technology industry the wrong way with restrictive views on immigration and other social issues. Trump didn’t seem very happy with...
  • Is Sears Dying a Slow Death?

    12/09/2016 1:17:01 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 113 replies
    Fox Business ^ | DECEMBER 9, 2016
    Sears (SHLD), the 130-year-old American icon, can’t find a way to stop the bleeding. The floundering retailer has closed hundreds of Sears and Kmart stores, cut costs and borrowed millions of dollars from CEO Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund to keep the business going. Sears invested in its online store and a loyalty program, Shop Your Way, in hopes of regaining its footing, but customers have yet to return in droves. On Thursday, Sears reported its fifth quarterly loss in a row, and sales continued their downward trend. Sears also revealed that it will accelerate plans to shutter underperforming stores. Jason...
  • Amazon v Donald Trump? Jeff Bezos may soon face his biggest challenge yet

    11/20/2016 11:05:21 PM PST · by Cronos · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | Graham Ruddick
    Amazon will almost certainly enjoy its biggest ever day on Black Friday next week. The discount shopping event will help the American online retailer to continue its run of 22 years of unbroken and dramatic sales growth since it was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos. It is now valued at more than $375bn (£304bn), making it one of the biggest companies in the world. However, despite the predicted spending spree on Black Friday, the rise of Amazon and Bezos now face arguably their biggest challenge yet - Donald Trump.... The battle started last December with a series of seemingly...
  • Moody's: Sears' and Kmart's shutdown is imminent

    09/14/2016 2:25:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 140 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Moody's analysts say Sears and Kmart don't have enough money — or access to money — to stay in business. In a note published Wednesday, the analysts downgraded Sears' liquidity rating, saying the company is bleeding cash and will have to continue to rely on outside funding or the sale of assets, such as real estate, to sustain operations. "We recognize the risks associated with relying on these sources and continued shareholder support to finance its negative operating cash flow which is estimated by Moody's to be approximately $1.5 billion this year," the analysts wrote. Kmart in particular is...
  • Indonesia asks Alibaba's Jack Ma to advise its e-commerce development

    09/05/2016 4:46:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    ETRetail ^ | September 5, 2016 | Reuters
    Indonesia has asked the chairman of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Jack Ma, to act as adviser in the development of the Southeast Asian country's nascent e-commerce industry, according to a video released by the government. Indonesia has the world's fourth-largest population, boasting a young, internet-savvy demographic, and a thriving e-commerce market that is increasingly attracting global investors. Earlier this year, Alibaba bought a controlling stake in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group for around $1 billion, while a group of investors led by private equity firms KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC poured more than $550 million...
  • PayPal should level playing field for Palestinian entrepreneurs

    08/31/2016 6:08:55 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/30/2016 | David Palumbo-Liu
    Living here in Silicon Valley, one of the world's wealthiest areas and home to thousands of affluent tech entrepreneurs, it is hard to imagine life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Life there is fraught with power outages, water restrictions, lack of medical supplies, an education system that has been weakened by bombings and forced closures, and high unemployment.
  • Macy's plans to close 100 stores, boost online investment

    08/11/2016 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2016
    Macy’s says it plans to close about 100 stores next year as the department store operator aims to become more nimble in a competitive market. That represents close to 14 percent of its store base. […] The nation’s largest department store chain says that it earned $11 million, or 3¢ per share, in the quarter ended July 30. That compares with $217 million, or 64¢ per share, in the year-ago period. …
  • Online shopping has created a whole new breed of addicts

    08/11/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Melissa will do anything to feed her online-shopping addiction — even if that means subsisting off a diet of microwaveable soup. “I’ll eat only ramen in order to shop,” she says. The 34-year-old — who works in sales at Red Wing Heritage, a leather goods brand, and asked that her last name not be used for professional reasons — receives two to three packages a week at her East Village apartment thanks to her daily binges. “I love coming home and there’s a package,” she says. “It’s like there’s a prize at my door.” Americans spent a record $341.7 billion...