Whole Foods is holding a meeting with up to 200 vendors to bring them up to speed on the company’s plans under the ownership of Amazon.com. Recent changes such as slotting fees and charges for in-store sampling have unnerved small suppliers who fear they are being marginalized.
Shoppers at 500 Walmart stores will be able to ship packages and take advantage of other services offered by FedEx. The announcement follows a 50-store test between the two companies in Arkansas, the Carolinas, Colorado, Texas and Virginia.
Amazon.com has looked at the possibility of acquiring some of the Toys “R” Us stores slated to close as part of that company’s liquidation plan, according to people familiar with the situation. It’s not clear what Amazon would do with the stores should it reach a deal to acquire them.
Grocery delivery services are expected to grow from $4.5 billion today to $9 billion by 2022, according to Pentallect. Total grocery sales currently stand at $680 billion.
McDonald’s has set a goal or reducing the amount of greenhouse gases it emits by 165 million tons by 2030. That’s equivalent to taking 32 million cars off the road for a full year.
KB Toys, whose bankruptcy preceded Toys “R” Us, is planning a comeback with the company in talks to open pop-up stores inside of malls before the start of the 2018 Christmas selling season. The company is looking to fill a market void left by the liquidation of Toys “R” Us.
Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is a fan of the JoJo Maman Bebe maternity and baby clothing shop. The retailer, which has shipped products to the U.S. for years, is now opening its first store in Westport, CT with plans to open others in Greenwich, CT, Hoboken and Montclair, NJ and Brooklyn, NY.
Fred Meyer, a division of Kroger Co., has announced that it is in the process of phasing out sales of firearms and ammunition. The retailer previously announced that it was raising the minimum age to 21 for licensed individuals to purchase these products after 17 students and teachers were murdered at a school shooting in…
Southeastern Grocers, which owns Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie, and Tops Markets have recently filed for bankruptcy. The two regional supermarket chain operators are operating in an increasingly competitive market fueled by Amazon.com’s push into grocery and the response from large operators including Kroger and Walmart.
Amazon’s tracking of customers has found that a large percentage of those who shop at its Go store in Seattle return to make purchases.