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Amazon Incentivizes Workers to Start Delivery Businesses

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Amazon is expanding its Delivery Service Partner program to incentivize employees to establish their own delivery companies, according to a press release. The new incentive plan will give employees who begin their own delivery service up to $10,000 in startup …

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Kohl’s to Accept In-Store Amazon Returns Nationwide

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Clothing chain Kohl’s has announced it will begin accepting “free, convenient, unpackaged returns for Amazon customers” beginning in July, according to a press release. Kohl’s partnership with Amazon dates back to 2017, when the companies first began piloting the in-store …

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The Future of Cashless Retail

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As more retailers and restaurants move to not accept cash as a method of payment, some critics say the possibility of cashless retail could negatively impact the homeless and working poor, according to a report from Bloomberg. Rebecca Esparza, who …

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Taking a Closer Look at Amazon’s Retail Strategy

Click the picture to download a PDF of this story. By Jesse Carleton, jcarleton@nrha.org New Age of Pricing Adjusting prices according to supply and demand is basic economic theory, but now it’s happening faster than ever. Search for an airline ticket …

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Sears and Amazon: Retail Innovation at a Glance

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For Amazon and Sears, retail innovation has not been an overnight undertaking. Long before the companies made their marks on retail history, Sears got its start along Minnesota railroad tracks. Amazon began its global ascent from Jeff Bezos’ garage in …

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As Retail Wages Rise, Companies Seek Higher Efficiency With Tech

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As retailers struggle to fill jobs, a new report from the Associated Press suggests some retailers are raising wages and hoping for more efficient employees. The report says retail workers have seen some of the economy’s best wage gains in …

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Amazon Chooses Two Cities for Second Headquarters

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After nearly a year of cities across North America vying to land Amazon HQ2, the company’s second headquarters, Amazon says it has decided to split the location between two cities. The company announced New York City and Arlington, Virginia, will …

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Amazon Invests in Prefabricated Homes

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Amazon recently invested in Plant Prefab, a California-based company that utilizes sustainable construction methods and materials “to build prefabricated custom single- and multifamily houses,” according to an article from CNBC. The investment was made through Amazon’s Alexa Fund, which “provides …

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