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  • High-end mobile shopping app raises $7.5 million Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:06 PM ET
    David Tisch

    Spring, a company co-founded by former Techstars NYC head David Tisch and his brother Alan, has raised a Series A investment of $7.5 million.

  • *Amazon expected to expand food sales at home and abroad. BERLIN, July 8- Big retailers are taking a calculated hit to margins to invest in online grocery operations, in the hope they can persuade consumers to add more profitable items like clothes and computers to their orders of fruit and vegetables.

  • Amazon's Luxembourg taxes under scrutiny - FT Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 2:48 PM ET

    July 3- European officials have asked Luxembourg to hand over documents relating to U.S. online retailer Amazon's tax affairs in the country, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing official sources. "We are looking into what kind of arrangement Luxembourg has with Amazon," the British newspaper quoted an EU official as saying.

  • July 2- Kroger Co, the biggest U.S. supermarket operator, said it would buy online grocery and nutrition products retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million to strengthen its online retailing business. Kroger said it would use Vitacost to enter new markets and new channels, along with its Harris Teeter's online order and pick-up service.

  • Kroger to buy online retailer Vitacost for $280 mln Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    July 2- Kroger Co said it would buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc for about $280 million in a bid to expand its online presence. The biggest U.S. supermarket operator's $8 per share offer repre4sents a 27.3 percent premium to Vitacost shares' Tuesday closing of $6.28 on the Nasdaq.

  • TOKYO, July 1- AirAsia Bhd said on Tuesday it would set up a low-cost airline with Japan's biggest online retailer Rakuten Inc and other firms, marking the budget carrier's second attempt to tap one of Asia's lucrative air travel markets.

  • Food makers feel their way towards online future Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    PARIS, July 1- Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

  • *Alibaba the king of online retail on personal computers in China. *Alibaba headed for big IPO in New York this year. BEIJING, July 1- Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd may have dominated online retail on personal computers, but is some way from replicating that leadership in shopping by smartphone and other mobile devices.

  • Amazon's new service could disrupt quickly: Pro Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:08 PM ET
    Amazon.com page for "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon" book

    AmazonFresh "could be a very quick disruption" for grocery stores, Deutsche Bank's Karen Short says.

  • Bezos refuses to think small  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Courtney Reagan provides insight to Amazon's one-day delivery service; and inside CNBC's upcoming documentary "Amazon Rising," with CNBC's David Faber.

  • Why Amazon may be a bubble: Analyst Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    An employee stacks items to be shipped at the Amazon.com Inc. fulfillment center.

    Investors are divided when it comes to Amazon's stock. There are those who believe Amazon stock still has room to rise, and those who think it is overvalued.

  • Will Alibaba be the biggest IPO in US history?  Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    R.J. Hottovy, global director of consumer equity research at Morningstar, outlines the factors which make Alibaba an "attractive" story ahead of the company's New York IPO.

  • The Amazon CEO behind conference room doors Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:03 AM ET
    Photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Those who have worked for Jeff Bezos say he can be an intimidating boss who expects results and has no patience for anyone who doesn't measure up.

  • Amazon's big battles  Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Ahead of his documentary "Amazon Rising," CNBC's David Faber discusses the power of Amazon and how their growth has brought on more headaches.

  • WASHINGTON, June 25- White House changes to proposed rules for tobacco products significantly weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes, published documents show.

  • Quality service, not low prices, creates loyalty Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    In their panic to compete, brick-and-mortar stores overlook what really matters to their customers—service, according to a Gallup poll.

  • Google's secretive updates leave sites scrambling Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Whether you’re a start-up, family-owned, or publicly traded, there's a big danger in letting your business rely too much on Google search results.

  • STOCKHOLM, June 22- Swedish-American heiress Cristina Stenbeck's bet on the red-hot e-commerce business has caught the eye of investors, although doubters question the future of her Kinnevik group in a sector where new players emerge almost every day.

  • Start-up wants to be Airbnb—for online retailers Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    Storefront pairs online retailers with temporary storefront locations, like boutiques, for "pop-up" experiences.

  • What Amazon's betting on  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    Amazon unveiled its first ever smartphone, the "Fire Phone." Sascha Segan, PCMag's lead mobile analyst, and Victor Anthony, Topeka Capital Markets, discuss the best qualities of the phone and their take on the benefit to the company.