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Pricing Is Key in Amazon’s Whole Foods Takeover

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In June, Amazon announced it would purchase high-end grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, and The Wall Street Journal reports that pricing is a key factor in the online retailer’s strategy for the chain. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Federal ... Read More »

Retail Stories, Advice and a Chance Encounter With Amazon

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 Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. As a successful independent retailer and the North American Retail Hardware Association’s (NRHA) chairman of the board, Megan Menzer is a busy person. She values time with family, at church and ... Read More »

Amazon Plans Online Home Makeover Show

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Amazon is launching “Overhaul,” an online series that tracks the progress of YouTube video creators as they remodel their homes. The decorations, furniture and other products used in the episodes will also be available for purchase directly through Amazon, Business ... Read More »

The Switch: Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. Amazon Buys Stores and Walmart Buys Websites By Renee Changnon, rchangnon@nrha.org, Kate Klein, kklein@nrha.org, and Melanie Moul, mmoul@nrha.org Walmart, the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, has been playing catch up online with Amazon for ... Read More »

Amazon Business Builds Up Commercial, Industrial Sales

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Amazon has invaded another marketplace where many independent home improvement businesses and industrial suppliers, such as Grainger, excel. That marketplace focuses on commercial and industrial business-to-business selling, competing with “distributors who sell screws, pumps, fasteners and other parts for industrial America,” CNBC reports July 25. Amazon’s business-to-business arm, ... Read More »

Sears to Sell Smart Appliances on Amazon

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Sears announced Thursday that it will begin selling Kenmore appliances on Amazon that feature Amazon’s smart home assistant Alexa, reports the Chicago Tribune. According to the article, Sears will sell Kenmore appliances that can be operated using Alexa’s voice-activation capabilities. ... Read More »

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods, Expand Brick-and-Mortar Footprint

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On June 16, Amazon announced it would be acquiring the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, reports The Wall Street Journal. The acquisition gives the online retailer a network of more than 460 stores “that could serve as beachheads for ... Read More »

Former Home Depot CEO: Don’t Get Complacent

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In a recent episode of “Fast Money” on CNBC, former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli spoke about how Home Depot has found success in both traditional and online retailing. “They are using the bricks and the clicks together,” Nardelli says in the ... Read More »