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FTC Sues Amazon for Illegally Maintaining Monopoly Power

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 17 state attorneys general today sued Amazon.com, Inc. alleging that the online retail and technology company is a monopolist that uses interlocking anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power. The FTC …

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5 Retailers Talk Industry Solutions

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In just a few weeks, the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference will be underway in Dallas. Your peers will be there, will you? Over the course of two days, the event will champion retailer success stories, provide opportunities to share solutions …

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Gain a Competitive Edge With BOPIS


In response to rising shipping costs, Amazon has been changing its strategy when it comes to shipping and returns, including offering select Amazon Prime subscribers $10 to pick up their orders rather than have them delivered. Customers who take advantage …

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Meet John Rossman, 2023 NHPA Independents Conference Keynote Speaker

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This coming August, the North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) will host the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference in Dallas. This year’s conference will be guided by the theme of “Putting Technology to Work for You.” During the two-day conference, …

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NHPA Announces Keynote Speaker for 2023 NHPA Independents Conference

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The North American Hardware and Paint Association (NHPA) is excited to announce the first keynote speaker for the 2023 NHPA Independents Conference. When it comes to e-commerce, there is no bigger name than Amazon, and NHPA has secured former Amazon …

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Major Retail Chains Increase Starting Wages

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Major retail chains are raising their starting wages for hourly workers in the U.S., CNN reports. Costco will raise its minimum wage this week to $16 for hourly workers. The company employs roughly 180,000 people in the U.S., and about …

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Third-Party Sales Surge During Amazon Prime Day

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Amazon says small and medium-size businesses were the big winners during the company’s 2020 Prime Day event, traditionally one of the biggest online shopping days of the year. Third-party sellers on Amazon, which include many small enterprises, surpassed $3.5 billion …

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Tracking 2 Years of Big-Box Housewares Sales


The housewares category is a growing opportunity for many independent retailers. Whether you stock housewares items to serve wholesale customers or your DIY customers keep asking for the latest kitchen gadgets and small appliances, the category is broad and can …

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