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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

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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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Amazon Bars Sellers From Using FedEx Ground

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Amazon is telling third-party sellers they can no longer use FedEx Ground for Prime shipments, The Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon cites declining performance from FedEx as the reason for the temporary ban, according to the article. A spokesperson for …

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Do Brands Need Amazon?

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In November, Nike said it would no longer sell its merchandise on Amazon. Instead, the company would focus on its own direct-to-consumer e-commerce sales. The decision is creating uncertainty as to how strongly established brands should rely on the e-commerce …

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2019 Home Improvement Headlines

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2019 was a year full of home improvement headlines, including new leadership, new services and new possibilities for the channel. Review 2019 home improvement headlines to get a fuller picture of the year using the links below. *** December 2018 …

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Retailers at Blish-Mize Fall Buying Market Seek New Products, Educational Opportunities

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Blish-Mize held its Fall 2019 Buying Market at in Overland Park, Kansas, Sept. 19-21, and retailers came to the event in search of good deals and solutions to enhance their operations going into the fall and winter seasons. With strong …

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Amazon Expands Cash Payment Possibilities

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Online retailer Amazon has launched Amazon PayCode, a new way to let shoppers pay with cash at any of 15,000 Western Union locations, CNBC reports. The service was previously available in 19 countries, but is making its debut in the …

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