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Amazon posts fourth quarter sales gains

Amazon posts fourth quarter sales gains

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. reported strong sales and net earnings gains for the fourth quarter, beating analysts’ estimates. But the company’s forecast for first quarter sales growth fell short of analysts’ projections, and shares fell in early morning trading on Friday. Net sales increased 20% to $72.4 billion in the fourth quarter ended December 31. Net

Amazon expanding delivery via Whole Foods

Amazon expanding delivery via Whole Foods

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. and its Whole Foods Market chain said Tuesday that they are expanding the delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market stores through Amazon’s Prime Now service in the greater Miami and New York metropolitan areas. Prime members in those cities can shop through online, or by using the Prime

Retailers enter untested waters

Retailers enter untested waters

Suddenly, without warning, mass retailing is experiencing a transformation without precedent — or, at the least, without precedent in this century. Within the space of days, Amazon.com Inc. has purchased Whole Foods Market Inc., an alliance that brings together two of the most fascinating retailers currently vying for business in America, while Walmart has entered

Amazon deal a game changer

Amazon deal a game changer

The fallout from Amazon.com Inc.’s agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. is just beginning. But the implications are already clear: This transaction, if completed, will shake up the mass retailing community as nothing has done in years, if not decades. Parallels do not come readily to mind. Walgreen Co.’s merger with Alliance Boots GmbH

Target test takes aim at Amazon

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. is testing a household essentials delivery service that is said to have cheaper shipping and shorter delivery times than those available to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Pantry customers. The service, called Target Restock, launched late last month as a pilot in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for the retailer’s RedCard holders. Target said

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