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Walmart and Amazon May Spar Over Online Retailer Flipkart

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Walmart is nearing a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce company Flipkart, Reuters reports. The purchase would be Walmart’s largest acquisition of an online company, but Amazon may attempt to step in and present a counteroffer, Reuters …

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Amazon Tests New Approach to Home Services

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Amazon is experimenting  with a change to Amazon Home Services, its division that connects customers with local home improvement professionals and other service providers. The change is currently a housekeeping pilot project in Seattle, but could indicate a transition in …

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Home Depot Selling Products From American Cannabis Co.

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The Home Depot, Walmart and Amazon have all agreed to grow individual relationships with a company that has its roots firmly planted in the cannabis industry. Both of the big box retailers and the e-commerce giant have begun selling products …

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Amazon Begins Selling Live Plants

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As spring arrives and home and business owners across the country venture outside to consider their landscaping options, e-commerce giant Amazon is adding a new product category: live plants. In late February, the company introduced the Amazon Plants Store, Fortune …

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Amazon Opens Grocery Store Without Cashiers

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This week, Amazon opened its first automated grocery store at its Seattle campus, CNBC reports. The 1,800-square-foot grocery store, called Amazon Go, operates without cashiers and registers, and the e-commerce giant says that customers won’t have to wait in line …

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Amazon HQ2 Search Narrows to 20 Locations

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The search for Amazon’s second headquarters, known as HQ2, has narrowed to 20 North American locations, The New York Times reports. The retailer’s shortlist of possible HQ2 locations leans heavily on East Coast and Midwestern locations, with Los Angeles as …

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Millennials Helped Amazon Take 4 Percent of All Retail Sales in 2017

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According to e-commerce analytics company One Click Retail, Amazon took 4 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. in 2017, with millennials driving sales in home and kitchen goods, reports CNBC. Sales on the platform also represented 44 percent of …

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Amazon, Walmart Online Prices Closer Than Ever

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A new study from financial data firm Market Watch finds that Walmart and Amazon’s online prices are closer than ever, Business Insider reports. The study, which tracked prices on Amazon and Walmart’s website, spanned 700 days. Walmart’s online prices were …

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