Internet Retail


  • Gum, milk, caskets? Done! What doesn't Walmart sell? Thursday, 1 May 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Customers push carts past reusable shopping bags during the grand opening of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. location in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.

    The news that Wal-Mart is getting into the car insurance business begs the question: is there anything that the world's largest retailer doesn't hawk?

  • EBay earnings, revenue beat; outlook trails Street Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    EBay reported first-quarter earnings of 70 cents a share and revenue of $4.26 billion.

  • HONG KONG, April 28- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and a private equity firm co-founded by its executive chairman Jack Ma have agreed to buy a $1.22 billion stake in Youku Tudou Inc, as China's ecommerce giant intensifies its focus on online video business.

  • *No tech bubble seen in Europe since fewer big web firms. PARIS, April 25- European technology stocks are ripe for a rebound as investors look for bargains following a sharp sell-off in pricey U.S. tech and internet firms that spilled over into Europe and Asia.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Amazon.com Inc, the largest U.S. online retailer, said global growth in unit sales during the first three months of the year slowed to 23 percent from the previous quarter. The e-commerce giant's year-over-year unit sales, a closely watched measure of how many items Amazon has sold, has slowed considerably over the last two years.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Amazon.com Inc reported higher-than-expected revenue growth in the first quarter and boosted its investments in technology, content and warehouses as the e-commerce giant branches out into new businesses.

  • Amazon revenue increases even as spending rises Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Amazon.com rallied after the e-commerce giant posted revenue that beat estimates, while earnings met expectations.

  • Amazon's next target? Its own delivery network Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Amazon Fresh trucks at a warehouse in Inglewood, Calif.

    The retailer is testing its own delivery network in San Francisco.

  • Watch this when Amazon reports earnings Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET

    Here are a few topics that Amazon may shed some light on and which will have impact when it reports first-quarter financial results, Re/code reports.

  • WASHINGTON, April 24- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children.

  • Will Amazon Prime members pay for some deliveries? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 10:32 AM ET
    Amazon launches Prime Pantry.

    With a new service called Prime Pantry, Amazon is betting that Prime customers will agree to pony up and pay for shipping for some items.

  • *Concern about Ukraine risk to economy, consumer sentiment. MOSCOW, April 22- Russian consumer electronics chain M.video, wary of the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the Russian economy, is aiming to grab market share from online rivals by matching their prices.

  • Target aggressively chases subscription business Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Target, which started its subscription service by offering 150 baby products, is expanding the program tenfold by adding nearly 1,600 items.

  • Home Depot puts a lid on new-store openings - WSJ Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 1:35 AM ET

    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.

  • Here's what to look for in Yahoo's earnings Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    It will be all eyes on Yahoo Tuesday as tech earnings kick into full swing.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 11- Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumored smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. Amazon has made great strides into the hardware arena as it seeks to boost sales of digital content and puts its online store in front of more users.

  • 10 online retailers going from clicks to bricks Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:41 PM ET
    A guest attends the opening of Athleta's NYC Flagship Store, November 19, 2013 in New York City.

    A number of brands have turned the tables, first developing their virtual presence, and later moving into the physical space.

  • Some Amazon employees may get $5,000—to quit Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:05 AM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Amazon said it has started a program called Pay to Quit, in which it offers workers at its fulfillment centers between $2,000 and $5,000 to quit.

  • Credit card fraud jumps, so what's being done? Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    Credit and debit card fraud is a multibillion-dollar problem, but putting an exact figure on the cost is not that easy.

  • Big data knows you're pregnant (and that's not all) Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 9:44 AM ET

    Secret consumer scores threaten privacy and fairness. Consumer advocacy groups call on regulators to police this new industry of predictive scoring.