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What Amazon Prime Day And Other ‘Christmas in July’ Events Predict For Holiday 2022

Amazon Prime Day event, held July 12 and 13, broke records to become the biggest event in company history. However, the company didn’t provide a final sales tally, and we likely won’t get the results until next quarter. As it is, news from the retail giant wasn’t so good in the second quarter, with revenue […]

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Retail Unionization Is on the Rise at Amazon, Starbucks, REI and Apple

During the early days of the pandemic, a new phrase entered our lexicon: essential workers. Defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Essential workers are those who conduct a range of operations and services that are typically essential to continue critical infrastructure operations.” Many retail employees fit that definition including those working in grocery […]

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Amazon’s Hold on Millennials Is Steadfast, But Competitors Can Break Its Clutches

Since its inception, Jeff Bezos has been playing the long game at Amazon. He put everyone on notice in his first shareholder letter in 1997: “We believe that a fundamental measure of our success will be shareholder value we create over the long term. We choose to prioritize growth.” Profits took a back seat to […]

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‘Shop Small, Shop Local’ Message Is Independent Retailers’ Best Hope for Pandemic Recovery

The overarching story of retail in 2020, the pandemic year, is that the big just got bigger. The biggest categories – food and beverage stores, general merchandise stores (with the exception of department stores), building materials and supplies dealers and electronic shopping – all got bigger and the biggest retailers in each of those categories […]

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Amazon and Whole Foods Need to Be Schooled By Walmart in Handling Emergencies like Coronavirus

A few weeks ago, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey incited indignation among employees suggesting they should donate paid time off to their fellow workers who suffer prolonged periods out of work due to illness or death in their family. It resulted in a Change.org petition for Amazon, which owns Whole Foods, to give all employees more […]

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