Tagged: amazon

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.

Amazon Has Not Delivered a Sales Tax Windfall, So Far

by Marty Cook 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Amazon, the online retailing goliath based in Seattle, announced last February that it would start collecting sales tax owed on purchases made by Arkansas residents. The early, non-exact results are in: more, but not as much as predicted by many.

Amazon, Buffett, JPMorgan Tackle US Health Care 'Tapeworm'

by Associated Press 1/30/2018 11:23 am

Amazon, Warren Buffett and JPMorgan are forming a new company to address the health care costs of their employees, sending shares of health care companies down sharply across the entire sector despite the vague nature of the announcement.

Amazon Narrows List to 20 for Its Second Headquarters

by Associated Press 1/18/2018 9:56 am

Amazon has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company's international options open.

In the Age of Amazon, Walmart is Changing Its Legal Name

by Associated Press 12/6/2017 9:58 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance.

Dry Weekend Draws Shoppers Even as Online Sales Boom

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/26/2017 5:51 pm

The driest Thanksgiving weekend in five years may have helped holiday shopping, despite an overall decline in foot traffic. But some shoppers just took notes in the hopes of finding an even better deal online.

Amazon or Wal-Mart? Some Retailers are Choosing Alliances

by Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press 11/14/2017 10:49 am

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.

'Dear Little Rock' Does City A Disservice (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 11/8/2017 10:36 am

"What also confused me about 'Dear Little Rock' was that it professed to be an 'intervention.' Huh?"

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.