Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

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The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s. It’s surprising, yeah. And Amazon, the company that’s determined to reinvent everyth..

Amazon Angles to Grab Back Customers

As millions more Americans turned to online shopping during the pandemic, Amazon struggled to keep up with the demand, and its rivals pounced. Target’s online sales shot up 141 percent last quarter, while Walmart’s rose 74 percent. Etsy’s were up almost 80 percent in April.
Now A..

A Little E-Commerce Has Big Ripples

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Online shopping is not as big a deal as you think, and it’s a much bigger deal than you think.
In the “meh” camp: While for some it can feel like e-commerce is the only commerce, American..

Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

PARIS — Workers at Amazon’s six mammoth French warehouses won some concessions from the company in late March: After hundreds of employees threatened to walk out unless the company better protected them from the coronavirus, the internet giant strengthened social distancing measu..

Is ‘Death Diving’ the Future of TV?

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Stuck at home, we’ve gorged on Netflix and everything else on screens. Is there any turning back?
I talked to my colleague Ed Lee, a sharp observer of media and entertainment, about how o..

Senators Want to Know Amazon Retaliated Against Coronavirus Whistle-Blowers

Senators Want to Know if Amazon Retaliated Against Whistle-BlowersDemocratic senators sent a letter to the company asking for more details after it fired four employees who raised health concerns about its warehouses.
A protest outside an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island last we..

An E-Commerce Future, Ready or Not

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We have shopped online a ton during the pandemic, and some of those habits will stick. But I suspect our more e-commerce lives will have unintended consequences.
Buying online might becom..

Amazon Earnings: Sales Are Up, but Company Warns of Higher Costs Ahead

Amazon Sells More, but Warns of Much Higher Costs AheadJeff Bezos, the chief executive, said the company could spend up to $4 billion to handle the effects of Covid-19.
Amazon on Thursday reported a 26 percent increase in quarterly sales from a year earlier but a 29 percent decli..

You Are Being Influenced

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Taylor Lorenz has been writing for years about people who gain a following from their cooking shows on Instagram or sewing channels on YouTube, and then leverage their popularity to sell ..

Amazon Loses Appeal of French Order to Stop Selling Nonessential Items

Amazon Loses Appeal of French Order to Stop Selling Nonessential ItemsThe ruling is another court victory by French unions against Amazon in a battle over workplace safety.
An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. Amazon closed its six mammoth warehouses in France af..