Shop online? Ways to reduce damage to the environment

Business 04/17/19, 09:04

Toothpaste delivered in two days is convenient, but not so great for the environment. After you click buy, online orders leave warehouses to be loaded on gas-guzzling jets or trucks. And returns are a problem, too, since the items have to make the trip back to a warehouse.Outside of ditching ...

Target plays to strength, combining digital sales and stores

Business 01/10/19, 08:17

One of Target's biggest competitive advantages, the stores it has sprinkled across the country, accounted for a quarter of all online sales in November and December. Goods ordered online and picked up at stores surged 60 percent in that period.Those sales, either picked up inside or through the company's curbside ...

Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores

Business 12/11/18, 10:34

Online retailers are getting physical.A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online.But they're taking it even further by doubling-down on the tactile experience. Online mattress retailer Casper, for instance, is ...

German antitrust agency opens Amazon investigation

Europe 11/29/18, 07:48

Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform.The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Amazon's "double role as the largest retailer and largest marketplace has the potential to ...

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