Is It Closing Time For Macy's?

Cincinnati-based Macy’s Inc. announced plans in August to close about 100 as-yet-unidentified stores due to declining sales. Media speculation ramped up in October that downtown Minneapolis might be one of those stores.... Read more

Startups offer Thanksgiving in a box

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have used meal kit delivery services in the hopes that, yes, they can. Meal kits are disassembled dinners: Recipes and pre-portioned ingredients delivered directly to your home. (But they still require all the chopping and sauteing before you can actually enjoy the meal.)... Read more

Amazon private label gains share

Amazon's move into private label products appears to be paying off as a new analysis finds these competing with category leaders or even becoming the online category leader.... Read more

Report: Online 4K Ultra HDTV Purchases Seeing Growth

Online sales of TV purchases grew 40 percent to $3.2 billion year over year.  Samsung led all other brands in online purchases in the period, while Best Buy topped all e-commerce retailers, according to findings just released by market research firm 1010data.... Read more

Amazon Is a Private-Label Competitor, Not Just a Channel

Amazon, which is planning to push channel boundaries with brick-and-mortar grocery stores, convenience stores and pick-up points, has been extremely successful in taking market share from established consumer products goods (CPGs) brands in key categories, said a new report by 1010data Inc. ... Read more

Can Private Labels Drive Profitability For Amazon?

According to our estimates, the general merchandize segment is the most valuable segment for Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), accounting for more than 50% of its valuation. It now appears that the company’s investment in its private label products is likely to drive growth of this segment in the long term. ... Read more


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