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Weekly Top Stories

Thu, 31 Jan 2019
1. Albertsons becomes latest Microsoft retail partner
2. Sears Lost $318 Million During the Holiday Season
3. Walmart Steps On Amazon’s Turf With Fanatics eCommerce Deal
4. Nordstrom Faces More Brick-And-Mortar Closures
5. Amazon is cutting funding for some delivery companies to monitor drivers
6. Toy Sales Stumble In First Holiday Without Toys R Us
7. Walgreens, CVS  And Rite Aid Among Winners At Shopko Pharmacy Auction
8. Google Will Never Be A Threat To Amazon’s Retail Business 
9. How AR/VR Tech Is Reshaping Retail
10. Post-NRF Big Show, A Look Ahead At Retail’s 2019

About our Editor: Mani Subramaniam Mani is a President, Business Focus with Litmus7 Systems Consulting, a premier Digital Commerce technology services provider focusing on the retail industry. Mani brings over 3 decades of experience in the Retail and CPG Industries and he has a strong passion for and understanding of Retail trends industries.
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Pact follows IT giant’s recent deals with Kroger, Walgreens, Walmart Joining other big retailers looking to thwart Amazon’s grocery expansion, Albertsons Cos. has signed a three-year agreement to make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud...
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Sears was hoping for a sales bounce this holiday season. Instead, it found a lump of coal in its stocking. The bankrupt retailer lost $318 million in November and December as CNN reports. That’s far short of the “big win” bankruptcy...
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Walmart announced Tuesday (Jan. 29) that it has inked a long-term partnership with Fanatics, the sports fan brand that makes sport merchandise and operates NFLShop.com, NBAStore.com and MLBShop.com....
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While Nordstrom is planning to open two full-line locations this year, the fashion retailer intends to close two locations at the beginning of April. The stores slated for closure include one at The Mallat Wellington ...
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Some of Amazon’s biggest delivery companies are getting a pay cut. Starting Thursday, Amazon will stop paying dispatch fees to its delivery service partners, or DSPs, according to an internal memo that was...
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The toy industry saw a dip in sales during its first holiday season without Toys R Us. Data from market researcher NPD Group showed that U.S. customers spent $21.6 billion on toys last year, less than the $22 billion spent in 2017 ...
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Walgreens Boots Alliance, CVS Health and Rite Aid are among the winning bidders for prescription files and related pharmacy assets auctioned off from 120 Shopko locations as part of the general merchandise ...
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An article by Bloomberg announcing that Walmart has removed its products from Google’s ShoppingActions service and has also withdrawn from its partnership with Google Express, is raising concerns among retail  ...
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Before consumers started to trade brick-and-mortar shoppingexperiences for eCommerce websites, retailers could bring customers through their doors with window displays. Now, with this shift, retailers are creating engaging experiences that...
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While I love New York, January is really not the ideal time to go to the Big Apple. However, it is an ideal time for retailers to gather themselves up, dust themselves off from the tail end of the holiday season ...
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