April 17- Home Depot Inc is putting a lid on new-store openings and focusing its expansion efforts on e-commerce, which presents some logistical challenges for a retailer that sells a lot of bulky materials, the Wall Street Journal reported.» Read More
Investors expected stronger revenue from Amazon, explains Victor Anthony of Topeka Capital Markets in discussing why the stock is off after the report. He shares his opinions on a potential price increase for Amazon's Prime service.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 30- One Kings Lane, the online home-furnishings company, has raised $112 million, catapulting it into an elite group of venture-backed companies valued in the billion-dollar range. The funding round puts the company's worth at $912 million, according to a spokeswoman for One Kings Lane.
Jan 30- JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce company, filed for a U.S. listing of its shares, following market leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in tapping into rising investor enthusiasm around China's booming online retail market.
*Investing heavily in online, new brands and products. STOCKHOLM, Jan 30- Hennes& Mauritz's rapid expansion will continue apace, the world's second-biggest fashion retailer said on Thursday after reporting that heavy investment in its online offering and new brands depressed fourth-quarter profit.
*Amazon, Otto, Zalando, D.Post biggest in e-commerce. BVH, Germany's e-commerce trade association, said on Thursday online sales reached 8.5 billion euros in the period from mid-October to Dec. 24, meaning they probably accounted for about 10 percent of total retail sales.
Jan 30- JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce company behind Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in an initial public offering in the United States.
BERLIN, Jan 28- The World Bank's private-sector arm is investing up to 25 million euros in two online retailers, Lamoda in Russia and Dafiti in Latin America, the latest fundraising success for German venture capital firm Rocket Internet.
Jan 23- Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported that sales at established restaurants in its U.S.-dominated Americas region cooled more than analysts expected in its latest quarter as online shopping kept more consumers at home and reduced their visits to its coffee bars.
In October, eBay CFO Bob Swan warned of "a cautious outlook for the holiday season." Later today we’ll find out whether that was justified.
Jan 21- Amazon is in the early stages of developing a pay-TV streaming service with live programming, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The world's largest online retailer is joining the ranks of several other companies including Sony that are trying to own the living room with TV programming piped through the Internet.
Online retail giant Amazon says it knows its customers so well it can start shipping even before orders are placed. USAToday reports.
*Expects fourth-quarter earnings/shr $1.25 vs est $1.43. *Sees 2013 earnings/shr $4.57 vs forecast $4.65- $4.85.
SEATTLE, Jan 15- A small group of Amazon.com Inc technicians at a distribution center in Delaware voted on Wednesday not to join a union, marking a victory for the U.S. online retailer which is strongly opposed to any kind of third-party representation for its employees.
FRANKFURT, Jan 10- Roman Catholic Church- owned bookseller Weltbild, which competes with online retailer Amazon.com in Germany, filed for insolvency on Friday after its sales shrank and it unexpectedly found itself unable to obtain fresh financing.
Jan 8- Costco Wholesale Corp's December same-store sales beat analysts' expectations, helped in part by online sales in the United States and Canada. On that basis, analysts expected same-store sales to rise 1.8 percent for the month of December, according to a Thomson Reuters poll.
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Dec 29- For investors in internet stocks, it was a banner year: shares of many companies doubled as revenue climbed and on forecasts for rip-roaring growth in earnings. Most importantly, this year's stars, such as Facebook and Netflix, actually make money.
Bricks-and-mortar stores lose out as e-commerce grows, but most retailers have now supplemented their shops with online businesses, the FT reports.
WEST NYACK, NEW YORK, Dec 24- Retailers are trying new ways to win over Christmas procrastinators. "There is not a whole lot you can do at the 11th hour, but this is one of the few levers you can pull," said Sucharita Mulpuru, an e-commerce analyst at Forrester Research, about what the industry calls "omni-channel" shopping.
NEW YORK, Dec 24- Retailers are trying new ways to win over Christmas procrastinators. "There is not a whole lot you can do at the 11th hour, but this is one of the few levers you can pull," said Sucharita Mulpuru, an e-commerce analyst at Forrester Research, about what the industry calls "omni-channel" shopping.
BEIJING, Dec 23- JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce site, is set to exceed 100 billion yuan in annual sales for the first time in a market that has drawn investment from global retailing names such as Amazon and Wal-Mart.