Tagged: amazon

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.

Amazon Says It Received 238 Proposals for 2nd Headquarters

by Associated Press 10/23/2017 10:22 am

Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.

Rejecting Amazon, Little Rock Launches New Campaign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/19/2017 11:02 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says the city will not submit a bid to be home to Amazon's second North American headquarters. Instead, it has used the occasion to launch a promotional campaign called "Love, Little Rock."

Everyone Needs a Little Nudge (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Richard Thaler was already a rock star among economists before he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences last week.

Target Joins Other Retailers in Offering Voice Shopping

by Associated Press 10/12/2017 9:29 am

Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.

Walmart Sees The Future And It Is Digital

by Associated Press 10/10/2017 9:10 am

Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores.

Buyer's Remorse Be Gone, Walmart Puts Returns in Fast Lane

by Associated Press 10/9/2017 9:29 am

Online sales have divided retailers into two camps: the quick and the dead.

Wal-Mart's Jet to Launch High-End Grocery Line for Millennials

by Associated Press 9/29/2017 10:41 am

Wal-Mart's Jet.com will launch a higher-end grocery line targeting millennials, just over a year after Walmart spent more than $3 billion for the fast-growing online retailer amid more intense competition from Amazon.

Stretch, Little Rock, Stretch (Natalie Ghidotti Commentary)

by Natalie Ghidotti 9/25/2017 12:00 am

I’m not so bold as to believe that Little Rock will be a top contender for Amazon, even though we are certainly worthy of consideration. It’s only because Amazon was very specific about the needs for its next location — things we don’t have right now. But I get Mayor Mark Stodola’s reasoning. Dreaming big is important.

Not Home? Walmart Wants To Walk In And Stock Your Fridge

by Associated Press 9/22/2017 11:45 am

Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when you're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge.