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Report: Amazon Paid No Federal Taxes on $11.2B in Profits Last Year
February 18, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Amazon.com, the e-commerce giant helmed by Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, paid no federal taxes on profit of $11.2 billion last year, according to an analysis of the company’s corporate filings by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), a progressive think tank. The news of the report was first publicly reported in The Washington Post,…

Grocery, Pharmacy Retailers’ E-Commerce Gift Card Programs in Early Days
February 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm

As part of the 2018 Merchant Gift Card E-Commerce Evaluation, a comprehensive report produced by digital gift card solutions provider CashStar, in partnership with NAPCO Research (NAPCO Research and Total Retail both are brands of parent company NAPCO Media), a cross-platform evaluation was done to assess 100 leading brands on more than 100 unique criteria, including…

REI CEO Stritzke Resigns Over Undisclosed Personal Relationship
February 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc., or REI, says its president and CEO Jerry Stritzke has resigned for failing to disclose a personal relationship with the head of another organization in the outdoor industry, according to a company statement. REI's board accepted Stritzke’s resignation “following an investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding a personal and…

Will the Rebirth of the Toys"R"Us Brand Affect Toy Retail?
February 14, 2019 at 5:37 pm

In this episode of Retail Right Now, Joe Keenan analyzes the quasi rebirth of iconic retailer Toys"R"Us under new parent company, Tru Kids Inc. What impact does this have on other toy retailers, as well as other companies that invested more heavily in the product category after the fall of Toys”R”Us, such as Target, Walmart, and…

4 Consumer Experience Investments Retailers Need to Prioritize in 2019
February 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

The holiday season is the busiest time of year for retailers, when amidst all the festivities and cheer, consumers are spending big. In 2018, the National Retail Federation forecast consumers would spend an average of $1,007 on decorations, candy, gifts, and more. However, the end of the year is also a critical time for retailers because…