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Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

The Golden Age of TV, Again (Ross Cranford Commentary)

by Ross Cranford 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Traditional platforms for entertainment and advertising have been turned upside down by the digital revolution.

Wal-Mart Seeks New Products Amid Online Battle with Amazon

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 6/29/2017 6:57 am

The 500 businesses selected to take part in Wal-Mart's fourth annual "Open Call" Wednesday have already been offered spots on the company's online portals, as it battles Amazon for billions of dollars in revenue.

Even With Whole Foods, Amazon Would Need More Warehouses to Reshape Delivery

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/26/2017 7:04 am

If Amazon.com Inc. hopes to revolutionize grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The Amazon Effect (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/26/2017 12:00 am

While Amazon is not a money-losing experiment, it certainly is an experiment, one that I don't think most people — even those of us who are trying — have fully grasped.

Chef Shuttle Sale Illustrates Importance of Convenience

by Jan Cottingham 6/26/2017 12:00 am

The sale of Little Rock's Chef Shuttle to Bite Squad highlights the biggest trend in the restaurant industry these days: food delivery. The Nation's Restaurant News calls delivery "one of the fastest-moving trends in industry history. If not the fastest."

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course with Wal-Mart

by Nandita Bose and Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 6/19/2017 7:20 am

With its $14 billion purchase of grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc., Amazon announced its intention to take on Wal-Mart in the brick-and-mortar world.

Stocks Dip as Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Hammers Grocery Stores

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 11:22 am

U.S. stocks are lower Friday as Amazon's $13.4 billion deal for Whole Foods Market is sending grocery stores, big retailers, and food makers and distributors sharply lower.

NPD: Fueled by Back-to-School Sales, Wal-Mart Might Beat Amazon in Online Growth

by Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 6/16/2017 11:01 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc. during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said.

Amazon is Buying Whole Foods in a $13.7B Deal

by Associated Press 6/16/2017 8:32 am

Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a stunning move into brick-and-mortar retail that sets the stage for more radical store experimentation and intensified competition with grocery rivals.

Wal-Mart Adds to Portfolio, Buys Bonobos for $310M

by Lance Turner 6/16/2017 8:24 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville announces that it will buy online apparel retailer Bonobos Inc. for $310 million in cash.

Amazon Offers Prime Discount to Those on Government Benefits

by Associated Press 6/6/2017 9:29 am

Amazon is making a play for low-income shoppers. The online leader is offering a discount on its pay-by-month Prime membership for people who receive government assistance.

Doug McMillon at Annual Meeting: 'We're Building A New Wal-Mart'

by Marty Cook 6/2/2017 4:01 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville is recreating itself to better serve customers in today's changing world of retail. "We will compete with technology, but we will win with people," CEO Doug McMillon said.

Wal-Mart Tests Store Employee Delivery of Online Orders

by Associated Press 6/1/2017 12:58 pm

In its latest effort to compete with online giant Amazon, Walmart is testing a delivery service using its own store employees, who will deliver packages ordered online while driving home from their regular work shifts.

Wal-Mart Works to Close Gap Between Itself and Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/30/2017 11:21 am

Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal-Mart to escape the Amazon in the room. Amazon keeps innovating too, implementing new technology and trying to make shopping more convenient.

Target Locked in Game of Shipping Tag with Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 5/17/2017 3:54 pm

Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon are engaged in a game of shipping tag, each trying to adjust their free threshold and other shipping strategies to a level that can lure shoppers away from one of the other.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker’s confidential information and trade secrets.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers’ margins.

How Amazon Trounces Rivals in Battle of Shopping 'Bots'

by Jeffrey Dastin, Reuters 5/10/2017 9:31 am

How Amazon's technological prowess is helping it dominate the retail competition.

Wal-Mart Files Patent for Amazon Dash Rival

by Nandita Bose and Gayathree Ganesan, Reuters 5/5/2017 10:04 am

"Wal-Mart aims to integrate [Internet of Things] into the products themselves for automatic re-ordering with no user input at all."

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