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Amazon Unsurpassed as Omnichannel Retailer

Amazon Unsurpassed as Omnichannel Retailer

SEATTLE — Amazon has revolutionized American retailing. Already by far the dominant force in e-commerce, over the past five years the online behemoth has made serious moves to develop its brick-and-mortar presence and become a major player in omnichannel grocery retailing. With vast resources, a keen strategic grasp of the opportunities before it and a

Amazon tops dunnhumby grocery list

Amazon tops dunnhumby grocery list

CHICAGO — Amazon took the top spot in dunnhumby’s latest ranking of the nation’s top grocery retailers,  with H-E-B following in second place and Market Basket leapfrogging three retailers to take the third spot away from Trader Joe’s. Wegmans held onto the fourth spot for a second year in a row. “The pandemic has massively

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting (Part 1)

Video Forum: Andrea Leigh, Andrea K. Leigh Consulting (Part 1)

In the first of two interviews, Andrea Leigh, principal in Andrea K. Leigh Consulting, analyzes Amazon and its impact on the retail marketplace. Leigh, who spent a decade in a variety of executive posts at the e-commerce company, talks about Amazon’s relentless pursuit of consumer-centric innovation, ongoing efforts to carve out a bigger presence in

Amazon to pay employees’ college tuition

Amazon to pay employees’ college tuition

SEATTLE — Amazon said Thursday that it will fund full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of a $1.2 billion investment in expanded education and skills training benefits for its U.S. employees. Along with college tuition, the company’s Career Choice program will fund high school diplomas, GEDs, and English as a Second Language

Amazon’s sales growth slows in second quarter

Amazon’s sales growth slows in second quarter

SEATTLE — Amazon on Thursday reported net sales of $113.1 billion for the second quarter, an increase of 27% compared with the same period last year. That result fell short of analysts’ expectations, and the company’s stock fell in after-hours trading. Like many retailers, Amazon is facing tough comparisons with 2020, when the pandemic drove

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