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Kroger, Walmart, Target learn about the future of grocery from China's Alibaba

Kroger, Walmart, Target learn about the future of grocery from China’s Alibaba

Cincinnati-based Kroger, which has been in business for 140 years, accelerated its push into digital retail during the pandemic, and the grocery chain isn’t looking back. Kroger employs an omnichannel strategy that combines offline or in-store sales with online orders and logistics. The concept originated in 2016 when Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, …

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Kroger, Walmart, Target learn about the future of grocery from China's Alibaba

Kroger, Walmart, Target learn about the future of grocery from China’s Alibaba

Cincinnati-based Kroger, which has been in business for 140 years, accelerated its push into digital retail during the pandemic, and the grocery chain isn’t looking back. Kroger employs an omnichannel strategy that combines offline or in-store sales with online orders and logistics. The concept originated in 2016 when Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, …

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FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other 'gig' companies

FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other ‘gig’ companies

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it plans to crack down on the exploitation of gig workers, saying they are entitled to protections regardless of their category of workers. The commission adopted a policy statement detailing the issues facing gig workers — including deceptive claims about their wages and hours, unfair contract terms, and …

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FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other 'gig' companies

FTC issues warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other ‘gig’ companies

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it plans to crack down on the exploitation of gig workers, saying they are entitled to protections regardless of their category of workers. The commission adopted a policy statement detailing the issues facing gig workers — including deceptive claims about their wages and hours, unfair contract terms, and …

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Walmart launches virtual fitting rooms to nudge shoppers to buy more clothes

Walmart launches virtual fitting rooms to nudge shoppers to buy more clothes

Walmart is rolling out the latest version of its virtual try-on, allowing shoppers to upload images of themselves and see how items will look. walmart As some shoppers spend less on clothing, Walmart is rolling out a new tool that it hopes will prompt them to click the “buy” button. Starting this week, customers can …

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Walmart, Amazon and Target to spend billions amid slowing economy

Walmart, Amazon and Target to spend billions amid slowing economy

A Walmart employee loads a robotic warehouse tool with an empty shopping cart to fill a customer’s online order at a Walmart micro-fulfillment center in Salem, Massachusetts, on January 8, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images When the economy slows, the classic response by consumer businesses is to cut back on spending: …

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Walmart, Amazon and Target to spend billions amid slowing economy

Walmart, Amazon and Target to spend billions amid slowing economy

A Walmart employee loads a robotic warehouse tool with an empty shopping cart to fill a customer’s online order at a Walmart micro-fulfillment center in Salem, Massachusetts, on January 8, 2020. Boston Globe | Boston Globe | Getty Images When the economy slows, the classic response by consumer businesses is to cut back on spending: …

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Last year, Amazon shut down all U.S. solar roofs after a series of fires and electrical explosions

Last year, Amazon shut down all U.S. solar roofs after a series of fires and electrical explosions

Following a spate of fires and explosions, Amazon shut down solar systems at all of its U.S. facilities in 2021, including one at its Fresno warehouse in 2020. Fresno Fire Department On the afternoon of April 14, 2020, dozens of firefighters arrived at an Amazon warehouse in Fresno, California, as thick smoke poured from the …

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Best Buy's quarterly sales fall as inflation-weary consumers spend less

Best Buy’s quarterly sales fall as inflation-weary consumers spend less

The TV can be seen for sale at a Best Buy store in New York City. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Best Buy said on Tuesday that sales fell about 13% in the fiscal second quarter as the retailer felt a pullback from inflation-weary shoppers. The company reiterated its full-year guidance. The company lowered its forecast …

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