Tagged: amazon

Walmart Makes Improvements to Third-Party Marketplace

by Associated Press 10/23/2018 6:50 am

Walmart says it will work with third-party sellers to make millions of items available for free two-day shipping on orders over $35.

Risk of Streaming Fatigue as Walmart, AT&T, Disney Join Fray

by Associated Press 10/12/2018 6:49 am

As Walmart, AT&T and Disney join stalwarts such as Netflix in streaming video and creating original shows, a reality sets in: Not all will survive.

Amazon Ups Wages for 350K, Says It Will Advocate Better Pay

by Associated Press 10/2/2018 7:10 am

Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month.

Walmart Raises Outlook As Sales Spike in Stores, Online

by Associated Press 8/16/2018 6:43 am

Walmart is raising its outlook for the year after beating all expectations for the second quarter and registering the strongest same-store sales growth in a decade. Sales at existing stores jumped 4.5 percent and e-commerce sales grew 40 percent.

City: Amazon to Open Distribution Center In North Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/14/2018 11:02 am

Amazon will open a "new concept" 30,000- to 40,000-SF distribution center in North Little Rock and create 65 to 100 full- and part-time jobs by this holiday season.

Walmart Makes Another Play for Babies R Us Shoppers

by Associated Press 7/26/2018 6:55 am

Walmart is making another play for former Babies R Us shoppers looking for cribs, diaper-changing tables and other baby goods.

Driver Dearth Means Higher Freight Prices

by Marty Cook 7/2/2018 12:00 am

Things are getting really tight for American trucking companies. That means things are going to get more expensive for everyone else, too.

U.S. Supreme Court: States Can Force Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax

by Associated Press 6/21/2018 9:52 am

The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection.

AT&T Antitrust Win May Herald New Wave of Media Mergers

by Associated Press 6/13/2018 10:32 am

AT&T's victory over the government's attempt to block its $85 billion takeover of Time Warner highlights how corporate America wants to adapt to deal with its new environment. In short: Bigger is better.

Walmart, Other Retailers Step Up Personalization on Their Websites

by Lance Turner 4/17/2018 7:11 am

Shoppers will see more personalization based on where they are and what they've bought before on the Walmart website, as the retailer and several other stores try to build stronger connections with shoppers used to the customization of Amazon.

Industry Standards (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/9/2018 12:00 am

Trump’s fundamental dishonesty is one of the character traits that Republicans rewarded during the primaries, and it’s certainly not something they will discipline now.

Informed Consent (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The business of buying and selling personal data, always a little creepy, is overdue for a good, hard look.

Not Handy? Walmart Offers TV Installers, Furniture Builders

by Associated Press 3/19/2018 10:10 am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

Walmart's Online Same-Day Grocery Ready for Prime-Time

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 3/14/2018 6:53 am

Walmart is expanding its same-day online grocery delivery service to more than 40 percent of U.S. households, or 100 metro areas, by year-end as it tries to keep pace with online leader Amazon.com.

On Medicaid? Amazon Offers Recipients a Prime Discount

by Associated Press 3/8/2018 11:17 am

Amazon has taken another step to woo low-income shoppers to its site and away from rival Walmart.

Walmart Expanding Meal Kits to More Stores

by Associated Press 3/5/2018 10:29 am

Walmart is expanding its meal kits nationwide after testing the service in some of its stores, a move that will heighten its competition with Amazon.

Where Politicians Fear to Tread (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/5/2018 12:00 am

A curious shift (one of many) has taken place in American politics in the past couple of years. Corporate America has begun taking the lead on political issues.

Never Count Walmart Out (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/19/2018 12:00 am

Although Amazon’s online sales still dwarf Walmart’s — Amazon accounted for about 44 percent of all U.S. e-commerce sales last year — Walmart has made it clear that it won’t go gentle into that good night.

Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa’s voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram.

Kale to Go: Amazon to Roll Out Delivery at Whole Foods

by Associated Press 2/8/2018 11:31 am

It's happening: Amazon is bringing its speedy delivery to Whole Foods.