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  • Sam's Club launches alcohol delivery through Instacart
    TechCrunch15 hours ago

    Sam's Club launches alcohol delivery through Instacart

    Walmart -owned Sam's Club is expanding into same-day alcohol delivery, theretailer announced this morning

  • Walmart in Mexico launches grocery orders via WhatsApp
    Reuters3 hours ago

    Walmart in Mexico launches grocery orders via WhatsApp

    Walmart's Mexico unit has begun offering grocery delivery from its Superama stores via messaging service WhatsApp, the retailer said on Monday, in a new stab at attracting shoppers outside bricks-and-mortar supermarkets. WhatsApp, the free text-messaging service owned by social media platform Facebook, is ubiquitous throughout Mexico.

  • Can Best Buy's (BBY) New Blue Strategy Help Drive Growth?
    Zacks9 hours ago

    Can Best Buy's (BBY) New Blue Strategy Help Drive Growth?

    Best Buy's (BBY) "Building the New Blue" strategy is likely to help it keep its sheen alive.

  • Moody's10 hours ago

    Synchrony Card Issuance Trust, SynchronySeries Class A (2019-2) -- Moody's assigns definitive ratings to Synchrony Card Issuance Trust, SynchronySeries Class A(2019-2) Notes

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has assigned a definitive Aaa (sf) rating to the SynchronySeries Class A (2019-2) Notes issued by Synchrony Card Issuance Trust, sponsored by Synchrony Bank. The ratings are based on the counterparty risk assessment (CR Assessment), private monitored rating or low volatility credit estimate, as applicable, of the sponsor, which we use to assess the likelihood of the sponsor becoming insolvent and shutting down its credit card portfolio, the quality of the underlying credit card receivables, the transaction's structural protections, the expertise of Synchrony Bank, as servicer, and the credit enhancement from subordinate notes and the Subordinated Transferor Amount. Assets of the trust consist of private label and co-branded credit card receivables generated on accounts originated and underwritten by Synchrony Bank.

  • Benzinga11 hours ago

    Walmart Analyst: Fintech Platform PhonePe Could Be Worth Almost As Much As Flipkart

    Retail giant Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT )'s $16-billion acquisition of India's Flipkart included a majority stake in a payments app, PhonePe, thatcould be worth more than $14 billion in the medium-term, according ...

  • Amazon, 2 Dow Stocks Among Retail Stocks Near Record Highs
    Investor's Business Daily11 hours ago

    Amazon, 2 Dow Stocks Among Retail Stocks Near Record Highs

    In a tale of two ETFs focused on retail stocks, one is up 16% this year and near new highs, while the other is up 2% and 20% off its high. Why the sharp divergence?

  • Benzinga12 hours ago

    Q4 Earnings Preview For Barnes & Noble Education

    Barnes & Noble Education, Inc Common Stock (NYSE: BNED ) announces its next round of earnings this Tuesday, June 25. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q4 earnings announcement. Earnings ...

  • Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’
    Bloomberg13 hours ago

    Amazon Threat to FedEx Is No Longer ‘Fantastical’

    (Bloomberg Opinion) -- FedEx Corp. may finally be waking up to the threat Amazon.com Inc. poses to its business model.The logistics company is offering big discounts to help fill the planes in its Express delivery network with more e-commerce shipments, according to the Wall Street Journal, which cited people familiar with the matter. The deals are being used to woo customers away from rival United Parcel Service Inc., or to convince them to switch from FedEx’s cheaper ground offerings, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. For some customers, shipping goods via FedEx’s two-day air service may now cost about the same as shipping them through the ground division.(1)A FedEx spokeswoman told the Wall Street Journal that the company hasn't changed its pricing strategy, adding that the two-day Express service “has been very successful and continues to deliver tremendous value to small and medium businesses competing in the e-commerce market.” Reports of the discounts come just weeks after FedEx said its domestic Express air-delivery unit was dropping Amazon as a customer to focus on "serving the broader e-commerce market." FedEx dropped Amazon as a customer for its Express air-delivery unit to focus on “serving the broader e-commerce market.” The charitable interpretation of that move is that FedEx had found a bit of backbone and was holding a firmer line on pricing with Amazon in an effort to bolster its profit margins. The other possibility is that FedEx recognized that Amazon’s efforts to bring more of its logistics operations in house were real, and that it may want to start the process of breaking up with Amazon before Amazon decides to break up with it. While FedEx CEO Fred Smith has repeatedly painted any notion of Amazon disrupting the logistics industry as “fantastical,” his actions increasingly suggest otherwise. The share of capacity devoted to the time-sensitive legal documents and medical supplies that the FedEx Express network was originally built for will likely continue to shrink. But it’s uneconomical for the division’s fleet – which numbered 670 leased and owned planes at the end of 2018 – to fly partially full or not at all. Meanwhile, FedEx expects U.S. e-commerce demand to grow to 100 million packages per day by 2026. It’s been adamant that Amazon only directly accounts for a small percentage of its overall sales. But Amazon has forever changed the world’s expectations around shopping and delivery. So whether or not its own sales are in the mix, FedEx will be forced to drink more deeply from the firehose of e-commerce shipments to keep its network humming along. And that will come at a cost to margins.FedEx’s decision to prioritize shipments from the likes of Walmart Inc., Target Corp. and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. gave some analysts hope that it would deliver a greater share of packages to higher-paying business customers and add more density to its delivery routes. But there’s some debate as to whether the Express air-delivery unit as currently constituted still makes sense. Amazon relies on a network of fulfillment and sorting centers close to metropolitan areas to rapidly complete and ship orders, a model that many rival retailers are mimicking in some shape or form as they try to stay competitive. If you’re only going to deliver a package 25 or 50 miles, you’re not going to use a plane to do that. Indeed, when FedEx’s decision to drop Amazon as a U.S. Express customer was first announced, Seaport Global Holdings analyst Kevin Sterling wondered to Bloomberg News whether it was a precursor to the Express unit eventually fading out.Planes still have a role to play: Amazon last week announced an agreement to lease 15 additional Boeing Co. 737-800 converted freighters from General Electric Co.’s jet-lessor arm, adding to an existing agreement for five planes. But FedEx’s reported need to offer discounts to keep the planes it has full calls into question the company’s decision to devote a significant amount of its capital expenditure budget to refreshing its airplane fleet. Management has been clear it’s not expanding capacity at the Express unit, but rather replacing its planes with more efficient options to improve productivity and costs. Downsizing the fleet and reallocating those resources could be a smarter move. The reported pricing cuts – coupled with FedEx’s recently announced plan to offer delivery seven days a week by 2020 and add a fleet of flexible, part-time drivers – reinforce a point both I and my colleague Shira Ovide have long argued: Amazon doesn’t need to steal customers away from FedEx and UPS en masse to be a threat. It’s already forcing both companies to rethink the way they operate. The revenue lost from removing Amazon as an Express customer is relatively minor, but the world the e-commerce giant has created isn’t a hospitable one for the package-delivery incumbents’ profit margins and capital-spending budgets.  (1) News of the discounts weighed on shares Monday, as did a separate shipping issue: FedExhad to issue a second apology to Huawei Technologies over the misrouting of packages, and some reports indicate China is contemplating black-listing it.To contact the author of this story: Brooke Sutherland at bsutherland7@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Beth Williams at bewilliams@bloomberg.netThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Brooke Sutherland is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering deals and industrial companies. She previously wrote an M&A column for Bloomberg News.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • 3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Better Than Coca-Cola Does
    Motley Fool13 hours ago

    3 Dividend Stocks That Pay You Better Than Coca-Cola Does

    The beverage giant may be known as a reliable income stock, but here are a few better choices if you're looking for high yields.

  • TheStreet.com13 hours ago

    Carrefour Beats Retreat in China, Following Walmart and Tesco

    After a quarter of a century selling groceries in China, Carrefour is beating a retreat. The deal leaves Carrefour with an interest in China without having to do any of the heavy lifting. Carrefour China currently operates 210 hypermarkets and 24 convenience stores, although its €4.1 billion (US$4.7 billion) in sales last year were down 5.9%.

  • Amazon’s Merchants Are Feeling the Pain of a Trade War With China
    Bloomberg14 hours ago

    Amazon’s Merchants Are Feeling the Pain of a Trade War With China

    (Bloomberg) -- Over the past several years, Shanghai entrepreneur Yung Lin has built a decent business selling wrenches, screwdrivers and other tools on Amazon.com. Then President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on thousands of goods made in China, and Lin faced a difficult choice: eat the additional cost or try and pass it onto his mostly American customers. He chose to raise prices and watched sales of some products dive by as much as one third in just two weeks. Amazon.com Inc. merchants around the world are scrambling to navigate an unpredictable trade war that’s upending their proven business model of buying inexpensive goods in China and selling them at a markup in the U.S. The problem is particularly acute now as Trump weighs another $300 billion worth of tariffs, many on consumer goods.Mom and pop sellers won’t be able to wait for Trump’s decision: They have to place factory orders now and figure out pricing if they want to get their goods made in time for the lucrative Christmas shopping season, when they make as much as half their annual revenue. The most obvious solutions—raising prices, shifting production to other countries, stockpiling inventory—all have costs and complications of their own.These businesses—many of them one-person shops—are especially vulnerable because they lack big companies’ wherewithal to ride out the uncertainty as well as the negotiating power to shift tariff costs onto their suppliers. “The smaller companies have a significant problem,” says Joel Sutherland, Managing Director of the Supply Chain Management Institute at the University of San Diego. “We have an administration that says one thing today and does something else tomorrow, which poses tremendous risks.”Amazon is more insulated than the merchants in the near term but it too could take a hit if sales slow and cut into the commissions and fees the company charges merchants to use its online store. The shares were down less than 1 percent at 12:08 p.m. in New York.Much depends on whether the U.S. and China can come to terms. Trump will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping for the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28-29, and both sides have agreed to resume trade talks after a weeks-long stalemate. But even if they hammer out an agreement, the trading relationship between the world’s two largest economies probably will never be the same.“We’re going to assume the tariffs are here to stay,” says Chuck Gregorich, who sells China-made hammocks, patio furniture and 2,000 other products on Amazon. “We can’t have this happen in a year or two and get caught with our pants down again.”Like many other importers, Gregorich tried to move up orders early last year to beat a Jan. 1 tariff hike on Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. He wound up spending an extra $400,000 on shipping only to see the tariff hike delayed. Burned once by the guessing game, Gregorich  is looking to shift about 30% of his production to factories in Vietnam and elsewhere. He’s not alone. Many other Amazon merchants are considering having their goods made in India, Southeast Asia and Central America. Michael Michelini relocated to China from New York  in 2007 to make Italian coffee presses and upscale bar supplies for U.S shoppers. Eight months ago he decided to move with his wife and kids to Thailand, where he’s working with a new factory to develop a line of high-end kitchenware. “Now when I think of China, I think of risk,” he says.Moving isn’t easy, however. Merchants say finding the right factory, securing raw materials and conducting product quality testing can easily eat up a year. Jerry Kavesh sells cowboys boots and hats on Amazon and recently spent months locating a factory in India that could make his products. But Kavesh discovered he would still have to import raw materials from China, negating any advantage. So as a last resort, he’s cutting his holiday inventory by about 15% and raising prices by about 12%, which he figures will spook enough customers to hurt sales.“When I hear the [U.S.] administration say just move, that's just not realistic,” says Kavesh, the chief executive officer of 3P Marketplace Solutions. “You can’t just suddenly turn all of your production over to someone new.”Even as U.S. sellers try to diversify their manufacturing base, their Chinese counterparts are looking for new customers in Europe, Japan and Australia to offset the potential hit to their U.S. business. “If you are a Chinese seller, money is money,” says Eddie Deng, a former Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. strategist who now runs an online clothing brand called Urbanic that sells Chinese-made, Western-style clothing in India. “It doesn't matter if it's from the U.S., India or the Middle East.”Amazon has said little publicly about the trade war. It wasn’t among 600 businesses including Walmart and Target that wrote the Trump administration earlier this month seeking an end to the trade war because it’s bad for U.S. shoppers. Amazon is a member of the Internet Association trade group, which signed the letter.Behind the scenes, Amazon has agreed to pay some vendors up to 10% more for products affected by tariffs, according to two people familiar with the matter. “Companies of all sizes throughout the supply chain are adjusting to increased costs resulting from new tariffs,” Amazon said in an emailed statement. “We’re working closely with vendors to make this adjustment as smooth as possible.”But that help will apply only to products Amazon buys wholesale and resells itself. The mom and pops that sell directly to consumers on Amazon’s marketplace are on their own.The hardest part is the uncertainty—the temptation to parse Trump tweets in a mostly vain effort to divine the future. “This could all be a head fake,” says Steve Simonson, who sells Chinese-made home goods and electronics and has been scouting factories in India, Vietnam and Central America. “In two months, this could all go away and all of this time and work will be wasted.”(Updates with share price. A previous version of this story corrected name of university in the fourth paragraph.)To contact the authors of this story: Shelly Banjo in Hong Kong at sbanjo@bloomberg.netSpencer Soper in Seattle at ssoper@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Robin Ajello at rajello@bloomberg.net, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Motley Fool14 hours ago

    Stock Market News: Caesars Wins Big; Walmart Gets Sued

    Stocks were mixed on Monday morning.

  • Office Depot appoints new president of CompuCom
    American City Business Journals15 hours ago

    Office Depot appoints new president of CompuCom

    Office Depot has banked CompuCom's growth to create value for shareholders as it adds B2B services and shrinks its brick-and-mortar presence.

  • MarketWatch15 hours ago

    Walmart's Sam's Club is now delivering alcohol via Instacart in select markets

    Walmart Inc.'s Sam's Club is now delivering alcohol, including wine, beer and spirits, via Instacart in select markets across states, including Florida, California and Missouri, the company said Monday. Consumers can get same-day delivery of alcohol alongside their groceries with plans to expand the service to additional locations in the coming months. Walmart shares were up 0.2% Monday, and hae gained 19.5% in 2019 to date, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average , which counts Walmart as a member, has gained 15% and the S&P 500 has gained 18%.

  • Benzinga15 hours ago

    Today's Pickup: Standing Out As A Shipper Of Choice; Underestimate Walmart At Your Own Risk

    California Governor Gavin Newsom has proposed $24 billion in across-the-board transport spending for the state's 2019-20 fiscal year, a 6 percent increase. "If any retailer will win any logistics race it will be Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT).

  • Nasdaq Launches Center for Corporate Governance, First Report Highlights Focus on Stakeholders Beyond Shareholders
    CorpGov.com15 hours ago

    Nasdaq Launches Center for Corporate Governance, First Report Highlights Focus on Stakeholders Beyond Shareholders

    Martyn Chapman Named Executive Director of Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance By John Jannarone Nasdaq Inc. has launched the Nasdaq Center for Corporate Governance, an information and research platform dedicated to supporting boards, senior executives, and governance professionals at public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Nasdaq, which works with 4,000 companies listed on its global exchanges […]

  • Barrons.com15 hours ago

    Walmart Is Fighting Back Against Amazon.com in the Battle for Your Grocery Dollars

    Amazon had been ”chipping away at Walmart’s pricing advantage” in groceries, but Walmart has started to reverse that, one analyst says.

  • Reuters16 hours ago

    UPDATE 2-JetBlue sues Walmart for trademark infringement over Jetblack service

    JetBlue Airways Corp has sued Walmart Inc for trademark infringement, in an effort to stop the world's largest retailer from using the name Jetblack for its text-based personal shopping service. In a complaint filed on Friday night, JetBlue said Jetblack was a "transparent attempt" by Walmart to capitalize on the carrier's goodwill, and would likely cause "significant consumer confusion" as the service expands across the United States. JetBlue also said Walmart intended further infringements by using other "Jet+color" names such as Jetgold and Jetsilver, and moving closer to JetBlue's core business by offering travel services, including dining and entertainment recommendations.

  • Is Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) Trading At A 50% Discount?
    Simply Wall St.16 hours ago

    Is Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) Trading At A 50% Discount?

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  • Target Displays Solid 6-Month Run-Up, Adds More Than 40%
    Zacks16 hours ago

    Target Displays Solid 6-Month Run-Up, Adds More Than 40%

    Target (TGT) has taken steps that have improved prospects in a big way. The company's initiatives such as omni-channel capacities and emphasis on flexible format stores bode well.

  • JetBlue sues Walmart for trademark infringement over Jetblack service
    Reuters17 hours ago

    JetBlue sues Walmart for trademark infringement over Jetblack service

    JetBlue Airways Corp has sued Walmart Inc for trademark infringement, in an effort to stop the world's largest retailer from using the name Jetblack for its text-based personal shopping service. In a complaint filed on Friday night, JetBlue said Jetblack was a "transparent attempt" by Walmart to capitalize on the carrier's goodwill, and would likely cause "significant consumer confusion" as the service expands across the United States. JetBlue also said Walmart intended further infringements by using other "Jet+color" names such as Jetgold and Jetsilver, and moving closer to JetBlue's core business by offering travel services, including dining and entertainment recommendations.