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  • *Biggest franchisee IKEA Group retail sales 35 bln euros. *IKEA Group online sales up nearly 50 pct. Barbara Martin Coppola, chief digital officer at IKEA Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said tests underway ranged from connecting staff with customers via video to artificial intelligence tools to help people furnish their homes.

  • *Biggest franchisee IKEA Group retail sales 35 bln euros. *IKEA Group online sales up nearly 50 pct. Barbara Martin Coppola, chief technology officer at IKEA Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said tests underway ranged from connecting staff with customers via video to artificial intelligence tools to help people furnish their homes.

  • *Biggest franchisee IKEA Group retail sales 35 bln euros. *IKEA Group online sales up nearly 50 pct. Barbara Martin Coppola, chief technology officer at IKEA Group, the owner of most IKEA stores, said tests underway ranged from connecting staff with customers via video to artificial intelligence tools to help people furnish their homes.

  • BENGALURU/ MUMBAI, Oct 8- Amazon's Indian business has denied accusations that it favours select merchants and brands, responding to a complaint lodged by an Indian lobby group. The All India Online Vendors Association on Friday filed a petition with the Competition Commission of India alleging that the online retailer favours merchants that it partly owns,...

  • Cramer Remix: Amazon is still one of the most powerful deflationary forces on Earth

    Jim Cramer explains why despite its wage increase, Amazon is working harder than ever to keep prices down.

  • Jim Cramer on "Mad Money."

    Jim Cramer explains why despite its wage increase, Amazon is working harder than ever to keep prices down.

  • *Says will now lobby in Washington for minimum wage change. Oct 2- Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for U.S. employees from next month, seeking to head off criticism of working conditions at the world's second most valuable company. The online retailer said it would now lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal...

  • Oct 2- U.S. grocer Kroger Co said on Tuesday it is exploring a partnership with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc to allow its customers order online and pick up groceries at some of the drug retailer's stores. Grocers across the United States have been implementing new ways to draw more shoppers to their stores as they face intense competition from online retailer...

  • Taft shoes

    Taft footwear has set itself apart as a well known e-commerce luxury shoe designer, most notably with young urban professionals, celebrities and NBA 

  • EU competition commissioner on Amazon antitrust concerns

    European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager discusses why the E.U. has begun probing Amazon for antitrust concerns.

  • Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, laughs during an interview at the Economic Club of Washington DC's "Milestone Celebration Dinner" in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018. 

    Stifel issues the highest Amazon price target on Wall Street, highlighting the company's continued leadership in e-commerce and cloud services.

  • Sept 26- Home furnishing retailer Bed Bath& Beyond Inc on Wednesday reported a surprise fall in comparable store sales amid intense competition and cut its full-year forecasts, sending its shares down 15 percent in extended trading. Bed Bath and fellow home goods sellers such as Pier 1 Imports Inc have been struggling with competition from online retailers...

  • Sept 26- Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said it is opening a store in New York City that will sell products ranging from card games to skillets that are highly rated on its website, in the company's latest push into brick-and-mortar retail. The shop, known as Amazon 4- Star, marks a new store format for the world's largest online retailer, which owns grocery chain Whole...

  • Washington D.C., Sept 25- U.S. regulators are considering banning the online sales of e-cigarettes, the head of the Food& Drug Administration Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday. Gottlieb, speaking on a panel discussion on vaping that was arranged by Axios, said that the agency will release its next steps on e-cigarettes as well as data on teen vaping in November.

  • LONDON, Sept 25- Clothing retailer Next raised its profit guidance after better-than-expected trading in late summer and said it was well prepared should Britain crash out of the EU without a deal, sending its shares higher. The company, which trades from over 500 stores in Britain and Ireland, about 200 stores in 40 countries overseas and its Directory online...

  • Amazon Treasure Truck in Seattle 

    People who are interested in what is coming next from Amazon, just need to roam Seattle Amazon uses the city as a living laboratory, trying out new retail and logistics models, The New York Times reports.

  • Start-ups and major tobacco firms have launched more than a dozen new high-nicotine devices with Juul-like designs since the FDA imposed the deadline, according to a Reuters review of the companies online advertisements, social media posts and public statements. The FDA earlier this month threatened to ban Juul and four other leading vaping products...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 20- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices. The world's largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 20- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a dozen new Echo speakers and related gadgets in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled devices. The world's largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Show, Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a...

  • SEATTLE, Sept 20- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced new Echo devices with more powerful audio in a bid to stay ahead of rivals Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google in the nascent category for voice-controlled gadgets. The world's largest online retailer announced updated versions of its Echo Dot and Echo Plus, as well as new devices such as a' smart' microwave,...