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  • LONDON, Jan 22- British fashion retailers will switch their spending firepower to technology from the high street in 2017 after online shopping became the key driver of sales growth over the all-important festive period. "They will have to invest in infrastructure and it will weigh on margins, but if you get it right you have a profitable online business," said one...

  • Jan 20- Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels. The online retailer launched its thumb-sized Dash button in 2015, allowing Prime members to re-order products such as Tide detergent, Huggies diapers and Gillette...

  • Jan 20- Amazon.com Inc has put its popular Dash button on its website and mobile app, making it easier for shoppers to buy their favorite items such as peanut butter, detergent and paper towels. The online retailer launched its thumb-sized Dash button in 2015, allowing Prime members to re-order products such as Tide detergent, Huggies diapers and Gillette...

  • An employee demonstrates connecting to the internet on a Samsung Electronics Family Hub fridge freezer.

    Shoppers have an easier time buying their clothes and shoes online than big-ticket appliances. Here's why.

  • NEW YORK— Target cut its fourth-quarter profit and sales outlook after sluggish holiday traffic in its stores and weak sales in key areas like electronics and food offset a surging online business. Macy's, Sears and others have announced store closings and layoffs. The Minneapolis- based discounter said the costs associated with bolstering its online...

  • Jan 17- Limited Stores LLC, parent of U.S. women's apparel chain The Limited, said on Tuesday it filed for bankruptcy, the latest brick-and-mortar retailer to reorganize as shoppers shift to fast-fashion retailers and online competitors. Sun Capital Partners Inc, the private equity owner of Limited Stores LLC, disclosed on Friday in a letter to investors that...

  • EBay CEO: We are watching Trump's trade evolution

    Devin Wenig, eBay CEO, shares his thoughts on free trade and President-elect Trump's immigration plan.

  • The jobs will come from the opening of 59 new, expanded and relocated Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations as well as e-commerce services that were previously announced. "Everyone is trying to curry favor with the new administration in terms of getting a better corporate tax landscape and gaining favor with the new administration," said Ken Perkins, president of...

  • Jan 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday announced a management shuffle that integrates the running of its physical outlets and online operations, and extends broader authority to the former head of online retailer Jet.com, which Wal-Mart bought for $3.3 billion last year. Tony Rogers, the chief marketing officer of Wal-Mart in the United States, will now also...

  • Sales rose 4 percent to about $658.3 billion, according to The National Retail Federation. The report is partly backed by a Commerce Department report also showing sales increases in December, notably in auto buying and online shopping. The National Retail Federation bases its report on data from the Commerce Department.

  • WASHINGTON— Americans stepped up their auto buying and online shopping in December, reflecting a boost in confidence after the election and a solid increase in pay. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent, following a small 0.2 percent gain in November, the Commerce Department said Friday. "Retail sales appear healthy enough, but looking past the...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— Officials with Amazon have announced that the popular online retailer plans to add 2,500 new full-time jobs in New Jersey over the next year and a half. New positions are also available in Washington, Texas, California, Kentucky, Illinois and Florida. Amazon already employs a total of 11,000 workers at seven sites in New Jersey.

  • Magoon on Amazon hiring spree: Brilliant move by Bezos

    Youssef Squali, Cantor Fitzgerald, and Christian Magoon, Amplify ETFs CEO, weigh in on Amazon's efforts to create 100K full-time jobs in the U.S.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- John Lewis, Britain biggest department store group, said it needed to invest heavily in its online business this year after 40 percent of total sales came from the internet over Christmas, showing the speed of change ripping through the retail industry. The planned investment and the impact of a weaker pound since Britain voted to leave the...

  • A pedestrian passes in front of the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle.

    CNBC's Deirdre Bosa reports on Amazon's big job creation announcement.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Britain's biggest department store John Lewis said it needed to invest heavily in its online business this year after 40 percent of total sales came from the internet over Christmas, showing the speed of change ripping through the industry. The drive to make online shopping fit more easily into customers' lives has ramped up sales and put Britain...

  • The rise of online grocery sales

    Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar Worldpanel, takes a look at online retail sales growth when it comes to grocery goods.

  • UK supermarket wars: Is Tesco back?

    Chris Hayward, consumer specialist at Kantar Worldpanel, takes a look at the performance U.K. retail companies have had recently, with comment on consumer trends.

  • NEW DELHI— India's foreign minister has demanded an apology from online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. for selling doormats depicting the Indian flag through its Canadian retail website. Amazon sells similar mats showing flags of the U.S., U.K., Canada and other countries. Swaraj ordered the embassy in Canada to take up the matter with Amazon "at the highest level.

  • This happened after it was discovered that the Canadian arm of Amazon was selling doormats with the Indian flag, the FT reports.