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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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10 Ways to Beat Amazon at Retail

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Escaping news about Amazon and its infiltration of the retail sector is impossible. It’s even likely that you or the people closest to you buy often from them and are members of their subscription service. You may overhear customers in …

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Amazon May Open Up to 3,000 Brick-and-Mortar Locations

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Amazon may be expanding Amazon Go, the company’s brick-and-mortar convenience store concept, to as many as 3,000 new locations by 2021, according to Bloomberg. The aggressive and costly expansion would threaten chains like 7-Eleven, quick-service sandwich shops like Subway and Panera Bread, …

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Walmart, Amazon Focus on Demand for Drivers

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As demand for speedy delivery continues to grow among consumers, retailers like Walmart and Amazon are looking for solutions to meet those needs. Both companies are approaching delivery in unique ways, with Walmart on the hunt for quality long-haul truck …

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Sears Auto Center Grows Tire Sales Partnership With Amazon

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Sears is continuing to grow its partnership with Amazon, expanding its tire business by providing installation and balancing for any tires bought through the online retailer. Sears began working with Amazon in May in 47 auto centers, but now installs …

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Amazon Prime Day Breaks Records, Sells More Than 100M Products

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For the fourth year in a row, Amazon broke records on its company-invented shopping holiday, Amazon Prime Day. Although the online shopping event was bugged by an early glitch that prevented shoppers from accessing the website, “shoppers spent an estimated …

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Walmart and Microsoft Plan Technology Partnership

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Walmart has announced it will begin using Microsoft’s cloud data technology for a range of cloud, artificial intelligence and internet of things applications. The five-year agreement further deepens the bond between the two companies, which have a common foe in Amazon. …

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Spread the Word: Shopping Local vs. Amazon Makes a Difference

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Do the people in your area realize that where they spend their home improvement dollars makes a significant impact on their communities? When homeowners, other DIYers and professionals shop at your store or other independent home improvement businesses, seven times …

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