• United States Sep 12, 2019

    Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

    Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. The service will charge an annual membership fee of $98 for subscribers to access unlimited same-day delivery, which will be offered in 1,400 stores in 200 markets. By year-end, it will extend to a total of...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Sep 3, 2019

    Walmart To Cease Some Ammo Sales Amid Backlash

    Walmart has announced it will discontinue selling handgun ammunition and some short-rifle ammunition amid backlash for not pulling weapons from stores after deadly shootings at store locations earlier this year. 

  • United States Aug 7, 2019

    FedEx Is Ending Ground-Delivery Contract With Amazon

    FedEx said Wednesday it will end its ground-delivery contract with Amazon and won’t renew it at the end of the month. “This change is consistent with our strategy to focus on the broader e-commerce market, which the recent announcements related to our FedEx Ground network have us positioned extraordinarily well to do,” a FedEx spokesperson said. Shares of FedEx and...

  • Amazon Jul 15, 2019

    Don't Make These 6 Common Mistakes and Do Amazon Prime Day Right

    Amazon’s Prime Day kicks off at midnight on Monday, July 15. In recent years, Amazon’s Prime Day has become one of the most anticipated sales events of the year for online shoppers looking for deals — and, maybe, an excuse to splurge. And, for Amazon, the annual event has become successful enough that the e-commerce giant decided to double-down this...

  • United States May 14, 2019

    Walmart Ups Delivery Game With Next Day Shipping

    Walmart is rolling out free next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation’s largest retailer said Tuesday it’s been building a network of more efficient e-commerce distribution centers to make that happen. The next-day service will cover 220,000 popular items from diapers and non-perishable food items to toys and electronics. That’s...

  • Atlanta May 13, 2019

    Amazon Tells Employees, We'll Pay You to Quit, Haul Packages

    Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as...

  • CEO Apr 2, 2019

    Whole Foods Will Cut Prices on Hundreds of Items Starting Wednesday

    Whole Foods will slash prices on hundreds of items starting Wednesday, extending its focus beyond enticing Prime shoppers. The specialty grocer’s last major price cut for all customers was in November 2017. In the interim, it has been rolling out more perks catered to members of Amazon Prime, such as offering them an extra 10 percent off discounted products. Amazon,...

  • food Feb 5, 2019

    Trader Joe's Fans Are Upset the Store Is Getting Rid of a Popular Service

    In an effort to keep grocery prices low, Trader Joe’s is kicking its delivery service to the curb. For almost 13 years, the grocery chain known for its upbeat staff and insanely popular frozen meals brought groceries to the homes of customers around New York City. But on March 1, Trader Joe’s will stop the popular service — and devoted...

  • Chicago Oct 5, 2018

    Here's How Target Plans to Beat Amazon and Walmart in the Shipping Wars This Holiday Season

    Target has been busy upgrading its supply chain, and this holiday season marks its biggest test yet. Early last year, the retailer said it would pour $7 billion into investments to turn around its business over the next three years. A portion went into bulking up its delivery options — making it more convenient for people to shop in Target...

  • United States Jun 25, 2018

    Amazon Prime Discounts Will Extend to all Whole Foods Stores

    It’s prime time for Whole Foods shoppers with Amazon Prime memberships. That’s because, starting on Wednesday, June 27, Amazon Prime members who shop at any Whole Foods store throughout the US will get access to special weekly deals, plus an extra 10 percent off sale items that are tagged with a yellow sticker. The announcement was made just in time...

  • Florida May 16, 2018

    Prime Members Getting Extra Discounts at Amazon's Whole Foods

    It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members will get an additional 10 percent off sale items and exclusive deals on certain groceries. This week in Florida, for example, Prime members can get $2...

  • Amazon Apr 24, 2018

    Amazon Begins Delivery to Your Car's Trunk

    Amazon’s latest perk is free delivery to your car. The Seattle company said Tuesday that it has begun delivering packages in 37 cities to Prime members who own newer General Motors or Volvo vehicles. Deliveries are available to members with 2015 year or newer Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicles with GM’s OnStar connected-car service, and those with a 2015...

  • China Mar 14, 2018

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

    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. The service is currently available in six markets. Tom Ward, vice president of Walmart’s digital operations, says the retail giant is powering the expansion of its same-day...

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