• United States June 27, 2019 4:39 pm

    Amazon Adds New Option: Buy on Amazon, Pick Up at Rite Aid

    Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store’s sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will be able to fetch their orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores across the United States. It will expand to 1,500 Rite Aid locations by year-end. And Amazon said it’s looking to bring...

  • San Francisco May 22, 2019 7:06 pm

    Amazon Rejects Facial Recognition, Climate Change Proposals

    Despite pressure from civil rights groups, activist investors and its own employees, Amazon said Wednesday that shareholders at an annual meeting in Seattle voted against proposals related to two major social issues: climate change and facial recognition technology. The two proposals on facial recognition had asked Amazon to stop selling its technology to government agencies, saying that it could be...

  • Amazon.com Inc. May 13, 2019 3:44 pm

    Amazon Tells Employees, We'll Pay You to Quit, Haul Packages

    Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its own employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to speed up its shipping time from two days to one for its Prime members. The company sees the new incentive as...

  • basketball May 10, 2019 7:27 am

    Nike's Plan for Better-Fitting Kicks: Show Us Your Feet

    Nike wants to meet your feet. The sneaker seller will add a foot-scanning tool on its app this summer that will measure the length, width and other dimensions of customers’ feet after they point a smartphone camera to their toes. The app will then tell shoppers what size to buy each of its shoes in, which Nike hopes will get...

  • United States May 9, 2019 5:01 am

    Walmart Raises Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

    Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes at its U.S. stores to 21 amid growing pressure from regulators to cut tobacco sales and use among minors. The world’s largest retailer also said it will also stop selling fruit and dessert flavored e-cigarettes, which critics say can hook teenagers on vaping. The...

  • New Jersey May 7, 2019 9:34 pm

    Amazon Opens First Go Store That Accepts Cash and It's Right Here in NYC

    Amazon launched its high-tech Go convenience store a year ago, where shoppers can pull items off the shelf and walk out.

  • Amazon June 19, 2018 3:56 pm

    Alexa, Send Up Breakfast: Amazon Launches Echo for Hotels

    Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge. Amazon has launched a version of Alexa for hotels that lets guests order room service through the voice assistant, ask for more towels or get restaurant recommendations without having to pick up the phone and call the front desk. Marriott has signed up for the service, and will place Amazon Echo smart speakers...

  • Florida May 16, 2018 6:46 am

    Prime Members Getting Extra Discounts at Amazon's Whole Foods

    It’s Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer. Prime members will get an additional 10 percent off sale items and exclusive deals on certain groceries. This week in Florida, for example, Prime members can get $2...

  • e-commerce April 25, 2018 8:10 am

    Boston-Based Wayfair Creates ‘Way Day' to Help Boost Sales

    Online furniture seller Wayfair is calling April 25 Way Day and will offer discounts that it says are comparable to its Black Friday deals.

  • Attorney April 5, 2018 8:51 pm

    Target Settles Suit Claiming its Hiring System Discriminated

    Target has agreed to settle a lawsuit that said its hiring process, which automatically rejected people with criminal backgrounds, disproportionately kept blacks and Hispanics from getting entry-level jobs at its stores. As part of the settlement, Target will pay more than $3.7 million and will hire outside experts to review how it deals with applicants who have criminal backgrounds. According...

  • United States March 29, 2018 12:48 pm

    McDonald's Expands Worker Tuition Benefits, Citing Tax Law

    McDonald’s, citing the new U.S. tax law and the tightening job market, is expanding its 3-year-old education benefits program, tripling the amount of money some workers can get each year to help pay for college or trade school tuition. The fast-food company is also changing its eligibility rules, which it said will double the amount of workers who qualify to...

  • food March 20, 2018 8:08 am

    On the Menu for McDonald's: Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    The company behind the golden arches wants to get greener. McDonald’s on Tuesday announced a number of steps it will take to cut the greenhouse gases it emits into the air, including tweaking the way the beef in its Big Macs and Quarter Pounders is produced. The world’s largest burger chain said it expects the changes to prevent 150 million...

  • Illinois March 19, 2018 4:08 pm

    Claire's, the Ear-Piercing Mall Chain, Files For Bankruptcy

    Claire’s, the mall chain that has pierced the ears of millions of teens, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The accessories chain said Monday that its stores will remain open as it restructures its debt. It’s just the latest retailer to seek bankruptcy protection, close stores or go out of business entirely as more people skip the mall and...

  • Amazon.com Inc. March 7, 2018 1:26 pm

    Amazon Offering Medicaid Recipients a Prime Discount

    Amazon has taken another step to woo low-income shoppers to its site and away from rival Walmart. The online retailer opened up its $5.99-a-month discounted Prime membership to people on Medicaid Wednesday, giving Amazon an even bigger pool of potential shoppers who may otherwise have been unable to pay the standard fee. Since June, Amazon has offered the same Prime...

  • United States March 19, 2018 1:37 pm

    Cheeseburgers, Chocolate Milk Out of McDonald's Happy Meals

    McDonald’s will soon banish cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu in an effort to cut down on the calories, sodium, saturated fat and sugar that kids consume at its restaurants. Diners can still ask specifically for cheeseburgers or chocolate milk with the kid’s meal, but the fast-food company said that not listing them will reduce how often...

  • CEO March 19, 2018 4:27 pm

    Chipotle Looks to Fast-Food Chain Taco Bell for Next CEO

    Chipotle, hoping to rebuild its business after a series of food safety scares, has named an executive from fast-food chain Taco Bell as its next CEO. Brian Niccol, chief executive at Taco Bell chain for three years, will start at Chipotle next month. He’ll be tasked with helping turn around the burrito chain, which has long positioned itself as a...

  • CEO December 21, 2017 4:03 pm

    Papa John's Founder Out as CEO Weeks After NFL Comments

    Papa John’s says its founder John Schnatter will step down as CEO next month, about two months after he publicly criticized the NFL leadership over national anthem protests by football players.

  • San Francisco September 6, 2017 1:58 pm

    Gap to Shift Focus to Old Navy, Athleta Stores

    Gap Inc. plans to shift its focus to its growing Old Navy and Athleta stores, and away from the Gap and Banana Republic brands....
    The company said Wednesday it will close about 200 Gap and Banana Republic stores in the next three years and open about 270 Old Navy and Athleta locations during the same period....
    Lower-priced Old Navy has been a...

  • food September 6, 2017 10:13 am

    McDonald's to Bring Bottled McCafe Drinks to Supermarkets

    McDonald’s said Wednesday that it will sell bottled McCafe drinks at supermarkets and other stores early next year, following in the footsteps of coffee rivals Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. The fast-food giant said it signed a deal with Coca-Cola Co. that will bring three flavors of its McCafe Frappe drinks to stores. Dunkin’ Donuts signed a similar deal with Coca-Cola...

  • New York June 29, 2017 6:26 pm

    Blue Apron Delivers Flat First Day on Stock Market

    Wall Street was not hungry for Blue Apron. The meal kit company’s shares ended unchanged Thursday in their first full day on the stock market....
    The stock rose as much as 10 percent after its debut, but it ended Thursday at $10. That’s the same at its initial public offering price....
    On Wednesday, Blue Apron lowered what it expected its shares to...

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