Daily Headlines

July 24, 2017
Snap tests the retail waters by selling Spectacles inside London department store Harrods
Fitz Tepper at TechCrunch
Wal-Mart, Amazon Rivalry Spreads to Forklifts (Subs.)
Sarah Nassauer at Wall Street Journal
Amazon has started moving staff into a huge new London office with enough space for over 5,000 people
Sam Shead at Business Insider
FedEx Office stores closing in Canada
Toronto Star
Wal-Mart streamlines the number of in-store merchandisers
Kim Souza at Talk Business
Whole Foods sets August 23rd date for vote on Amazon deal
James Rodriguez at Austin Business Journal
Target India announces the largest cohort for its accelerator program
Next Leap for Robots: Picking Out and Boxing Your Online Order (Subs.)
Brian Baskin at Wall Street Journal
Amid liquidation sales, Sears Canada faces calls for boycott over employee treatment
Globe & Mail
Sephora rolls out smaller-store concept with high-tech beauty upgrades
Lauren Thomas at CNBC
FTC probing allegations of Amazon’s deceptive discounting
Diane Bartz at Reuters
Target phasing out Cartwheel Perks rewards program
Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune
Sears partners with Amazon to sell Kenmore appliances
Lauren Zumbach at Chicago Tribune
Wal-Mart makes major strategy move to streamline the number of in-store merchandisers, set standard rules
Kim Souza at The City Wire
Jeff Bezos and other investors raise $200 million for vertical farming startup Plenty
Chelsey Ballarte at GeekWire
Apple, Amazon and Google spent record sums to lobby Trump earlier this summer
Tony Romm at Recode
Wal-Mart updates progress of U.S. manufacturing agenda
Kim Souza at The City Wire
Kantar: Share shrinking globally for supermarkets, hypermarkets
Kim Souza at The City Wire
T-Mobile adds another 1.3M customers as CEO John Legere addresses merger buzz
Todd Bishop at GeekWire
Sears shares jump 19% at open on Amazon deal to sell Alexa-enabled appliances
Lauren Thomas at CNBC
Retailers, brands see green for back-to-school shopping
Target’s second class of Techstars start-ups start boot camp this week
Kavita Kumar at Star Tribune