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  • CHICAGO, June 24- A merger between Dutch supermarket Ahold and Belgian rival Delhaize will be a boon for U.S. online grocer Peapod, an Ahold unit which will gain valuable resources to fend off rival Amazon.com and upstart competitors, according to retail industry consultants. Access to Delhaize's efficient and low-cost distribution centers in the east and its...

  • SHANGHAI, June 24- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd joined American retailers on Wednesday in pledging to pull down links to products displaying Confederate flag imagery in the wake of last week's mass shooting at a historic black South Carolina church. "Alibaba Group prohibits listings of materials that are ethnically or racially...

  • Not surprised Alibaba selling 11 Main: Pro Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 4:13 PM ET
    Not surprised Alibaba selling 11 Main: Pro

    Victor Anthony, Axiom Capital Management, is not surprised Alibaba is selling its American e-commerce subsidiary "11 Main." He still likes the stock.

  • Software is even eating your hair Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 7:54 AM ET
    Average annual income: $22,760 Speaking of jobs you wouldn’t expect a former firefighter to pick up – hairstylist. First, hairstylists have the advantage of doing something they love. Plus, they’re in the business of making people look pretty, which makes their customers more appreciative. Imagine if every day at the office ended with, “Thanks, you are amazing!” Hey, a girl can dream.

    Not even hair can avoid the tech start-up world. Mayvenn raised $10 million from Andreessen Horowitz to help stylists do e-commerce.

  • BEIJING, June 19- China will allow full foreign ownership of some e-commerce businesses, aiming to encourage foreign investment and the development and competitiveness of the industry, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said on Friday. China's e-commerce industry has been booming, with companies like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and JD.com...

  • Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 10:47 PM ET
    Meet the men behind India's answer to Alibaba

    In this installment of CNBC's "Entrepreneur Asia: Power Players" series, Oriel Morrison spoke to the dynamic duo behind one of India's fastest growing tech start-ups - Snapdeal.

  • Why Amazon's drone delivery is growing trickier Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:04 PM ET
    Amazon Prime box, Amazon Prime

    The FAA could finalize drone regulations over the next 12 months, but there may be more complications for Amazon.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- Amazon.com Inc expects to have drone technology ready for package delivery operations by the time the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes drone regulations, an executive for the online retailer said on Wednesday.

  • SEOUL/ HONG KONG, June 17- Any buyer of Tesco's $6 billion South Korea unit will need a strategy to boost returns in a lethargic and saturated market for traditional retailers, likely involving real estate sales and a greater focus on Internet shopping. Britain's Tesco has hired HSBC to advise on a potential sale of its South Korean unit, Homeplus, Reuters reported...

  • June 16- TMX Group Ltd, operator of Canada's main stock exchange, hopes to rope a piece of the $90 billion North America cattle sector, and said on Tuesday that it would offer the continent's first online sales platform of its kind. TMX Chief Executive Officer Lou Eccleston, who plans to push further into commodity sales, said the service could cut 30 percent off...

  • Etsy launches crowdfunding pilot program Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 2:31 PM ET
    An employee walks past a quilt displaying Etsy signage at the company's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

    The online marketplace is offering financing and product management options for small-scale makers.

  • Blue Nile taps into China's love for online shopping Monday, 15 Jun 2015 | 9:43 PM ET
    Blue Nile taps into China's love for online shopping

    For the first quarter, Blue Nile's business in Greater China grew 50 percent year-on-year, says Jon Sainsbury, president of International at the online diamond jeweler.

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- EU regulators' investigations into the low tax arrangements of Apple, Starbucks and Amazon in some member states are at an advanced stage and decisions could be announced in the coming months, a senior European Commission official said on Thursday. The investigations centre on Luxembourg's tax rulings for online retailer Amazon and...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • BRUSSELS, June 11- The European Commission opened a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's e-book business on Thursday, opening yet another front in mounting EU scrutiny of America's global tech giants. The investigation adds to the pressure on the online retailer in Europe, where it is already being investigated for the low tax rates it pays in...

  • Does Alibaba need to seek growth overseas? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Does Alibaba need to seek growth overseas?

    Cynthia Meng, managing director at Jefferies, discusses Alibaba's growth opportunities overseas, and how it can compete against Western rivals.

  • Why the US is skeptical about Alibaba's invite Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 12:42 AM ET
    Why the US is skeptical about Alibaba's invite

    Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, says there is a sense of skepticism in the U.S. when it comes to Alibaba's intention to help U.S. small businesses.

  • How Lazada tackles worries about counterfeits Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    How Lazada tackles worries about counterfeits

    Aimone Ripa Di Meana, CEO of Crossborder at Lazada Group, says the company's background as a retail company helps the online shopping website to monitor counterfeit goods.

  • This is the hottest market for e-retailer Lazada Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 8:32 PM ET
    This is the hottest market for e-retailer Lazada

    Aimone Ripa Di Meana, CEO of Crossborder at Lazada Group, explains the online retailer's focus on Southeast Asia.

  • Billionaire's prediction for US-China relations Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 4:10 PM ET
    Jack Ma, of Alibaba Group, addresses the Economic Club of New York at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, June 9, 2015.

    "The younger generation is always better than (the) last generation," Alibaba founder Jack Ma told CNBC.