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Melissa Fares

Walmart axes $35 delivery minimum on website purchases for membership program

02 Dec 2020

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would lift the $35 minimum order value that subscribers of its loyalty service had to meet for next-day or two-day shipping, as the retailer gears up for a holiday season dominated by online shopping.

Pandemic fears, online deals thin U.S. Black Friday crowds

27 Nov 2020

NEW YORK Masked shoppers turned up in smaller numbers at major U.S. retailers including Macy's Inc, Walmart Inc and Best Buy Co Inc on Black Friday as early online deals and worry about the spike in COVID-19 cases dulled enthusiasm for trips to the mall. | Video

Amid pandemic, earlier-than-ever online promotions, Black Friday takes a new shape

27 Nov 2020

NEW YORK, Nov 27 From Walmart Inc to Best Buy, retailers have overhauled Black Friday shopping, with some assigning clerks in orange vests to serve as traffic cops, taking shoppers' temperatures and offering "grab-and-go" merchandise, including toys, bikes and kitchen appliances to discourage lingering in store aisles.

Nordstrom tops earnings expectations, sees boost in online sales

24 Nov 2020

Nordstrom Inc said on Tuesday a 37% surge in online sales helped the upscale department store top analysts' earnings expectations and boost confidence about its holiday performance despite a more competitive, promotional playing field.

Tiffany beats profit estimates on soaring China demand

24 Nov 2020

Tiffany & Co, which is being bought by French luxury giant LVMH, beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly profit on Tuesday as the U.S. jeweler benefited from an over 70% rise in sales in China and a recovery in demand at home.

Panic buying of toilet paper hits U.S. stores again with new pandemic restrictions

21 Nov 2020

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials. | Video

Retailers are eager to hire - if you're a digital whizz

20 Nov 2020

MADRID/NEW YORK/COPENHAGEN Are you a "user-experience" gun for hire? Well, your time has come.

Resurgent virus cases cast shadow over Macy's holiday outlook

19 Nov 2020

Macy's Inc reported a more than 20% drop in quarterly comparable sales on Thursday and said it expects declines of that magnitude to continue in the fall, signaling a tough holiday season for the coronavirus-battered department store chain. | Video

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