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What Kroger, Walmart, Target learned from China about grocery’s future

Now going on 140 years in business, Cincinnati-based Kroger sped up its push into digital retailing during the pandemic, and grocery store chain isn’t looking back. Kroger has adopted an omnichannel strategy, integration of offline or in-store sales with online orders and logistics. It’s a concept that originated in China in 2016 when founder Jack …

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Where Walmart, Amazon, Target are spending billions in slowing economy

A Walmart employee loads up a robotic warehouse tool with an empty cart to be filled with a customer’s online order at a Walmart micro-fulfillment center in Salem, Mass. on Jan. 8, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images When the economy slows down, the classic response for consumer businesses is to cut …

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3 reasons why executives are leaving retailers from GameStop to Gap

Shoppers explore a mostly empty mall in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew Hatcher | Getty Images Don’t expect the stream of departures from retailers’ C-suites to stop anytime soon. Already this year, Gap and Bed Bath & Beyond abruptly replaced their CEOs as the companies’ sales plunged. GameStop fired its chief financial officer in the middle of …

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Amazon says consumer demand still strong, bucking broader retail gloom

An Amazon delivery worker pulls a delivery cart full of packages during its annual Prime Day promotion in New York City, June 21, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Earlier this week, Walmart and Best Buy both lowered their profit outlook for the second quarter and full year, setting off alarm bells across the retail sector …

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Analysts hail Amazon as a port in the storm after the retail giant’s strong quarter

Not everyone does it like Amazon. The company on Thursday posted results that beat Wall Street’s top line estimates and issued an optimistic outlook for the current quarter. Shares of the company jumped more than 12% in premarket trading Friday following the results. It was one of few Big Tech companies to post better-than-expected results …

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Amazon records $3.9 billion loss on Rivian holding in second quarter

Amazon’s stake in electric vehicle maker Rivian Automotive was once worth $27 billion. That was in November, shortly after Rivian’s IPO, which took place just before the Nasdaq peaked. But with investors rotating out of risk in 2022 and selling off last year’s high-priced IPOs, Amazon has now taken paper losses on its Rivian stake …

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Amazon is starting to deliver packages with Rivian electric vans

Amazon said Thursday it will begin to start using electric vans developed in partnership with Rivian to make deliveries. Amazon Amazon is beginning to roll out some of the electric delivery vans that it developed with Rivian Automotive, the companies announced Thursday. In September 2019, Amazon founder and then-CEO Jeff Bezos stood on stage at …

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