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Walmart bets inflation will push customers to join subscription service

Walmart launched its subscription service, Walmart+ in 2020. It has added perks, including deeper gas discounts and free access to Paramount+. walmart Americans have tons of subscriptions. Even with inflation, walmart thinks they’re willing to pay for one more. Walmart’s subscription service is Walmart+. The program includes benefits such as free shipping for online purchases, …

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Unions could face obstacle in 2023 if economy falls into recession

Hannah Whitbeck (C) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, speaks as Alydia Claypool (L) of Overland Park, Kansas, and Michael Vestigo (R) of Kansas City, Kansas, all of whom say they were fired by Starbucks, listen during the ” Fight Starbucks’ Union Busting” rally and march in Seattle, Washington, on April 23, 2022. Jason Redmond | AFP …

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How to make the most of Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ and Target’s ‘Deal Days’

Holiday shoppers are getting a head start on the season, and a few big-name retailers are paving the way. Amazon recently announced a two-day “Prime Early Access Sale” kicking off on Oct. 11, and Target is running its own “Deal Days” starting Oct. 6. “It’s just an arms race,” said Jeffrey Galak, an associate professor …

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We’re delighted Amazon’s second Prime Day promises to boost sales ahead of the holidays

The announcement of a second Prime Day from Amazon (AMZN) sent shares of the e-commerce giant higher Monday. As shareholders for the Club, we’re encouraged by the prospect of Prime’s 150 million global members increasing their online retail spending ahead of the holiday season. The two-day global shopping event, dubbed the Prime Early Access Sale, …

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What Kroger, Walmart, Target learned from China about grocery’s future

Now going on 140 years in business, Cincinnati-based Kroger sped up its push into digital retailing during the pandemic, and grocery store chain isn’t looking back. Kroger has adopted an omnichannel strategy, integrating offline or in-store sales with online orders and logistics. It’s a concept that originated in China in 2016 when founder Jack Ma …

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Patagonia must remain competitive for climate donation to work: CEO

A Patagonia store signage is seen on Greene Street on September 14, 2022 in New York City. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, his spouse and two adult children announced that they will be giving away the ownership of their company which is worth about $3 billion. The company’s privately held stock will be now be …

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Walmart unveils virtual fitting room to push shoppers to buy more clothes

Walmart is rolling out its latest version of virtual try-on, which allows shoppers to upload an image of themselves and see how items would look. walmart As some shoppers reduce their spending on clothes, walmart is rolling out a new tool that it hopes will nudge them toward clicking the “buy” button. Starting this week, …

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