Consumers still like shopping in stores

The demise of Sears and other legacy retailers notwithstanding, consumers still do roughly 90 percent of their shopping in stores. According to research from Morning Consult, only 24 percent of adults shop more online than they do in stores.

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Senators question Amazon over alleged anti-union activity

Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts have sent a letter to Amazon.com asking the company to provide a response to reports that appear to show it engaging in “potentially illegal anti-union behavior.” The letter follows Amazon’s recent announcement that it was increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour beginning on…

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Hasbro job cuts tied to Toys ‘R’ Us failure

Hasbro announced its intention to make “meaningful organizational changes” that will result in a “single digit” reduction of the company’s global workforce. The company went public with its intent as it heads into the holidays with one of the biggest sellers of its products, Toys “R” Us, no longer in business.

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BK says new burger will give you nightmares

Burger King’s new limited edition “Nightmare King” sandwich comes with a quarter pound burger, a crispy chicken fillet, bacon and American cheese on a green, sesame seed bun. The fast-food chain tested the sandwich on 100 participants over 10 nights and found their incidence of nightmares increased by 3.5 times after consuming it.

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The French love click and collect

Thirty-eight percent of French consumers used click and collect services last year, up two points over 2016, according to the Federation of E-commerce and Distance Selling (FEVAD). Consumers are increasingly drawn to these services because they are convenient without incurring delivery costs associated with home delivery.

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