Amazon announced it will open a third book store in the United States this fall. Location: the Washington Square shopping mall in Tigard, near Portland (Oregon).
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Philadelphia is the first major city in the United States to introduce a soda tax: starting next year, it will require 0.5 dollar for every liter of soda, despite retailers and manufacturers trying to fight the decision every step of the way.
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Birchbox, a start-up with a subscription service for beauty products, puts its expansion plans on hold as it faces a lack of funds and competition from other companies.
American Starbucks and beer brewer AB InBev will launch a new project together, called Teavana. It consists of a new range of premium tea drinks for the market in the United States.
In Denver and Phoenix, Walmart will run a pilot program, using two alternative taxi companies (Uber and Lyft) to deliver groceries to customers. It will launch the service later this month.
American online supermarket Peapod, an Ahold subsidiary, has struck a deal with Whisk.com, which gives the food retailer's customers the chance to directly buy online recipe's ingredients.
American supermarket chain Whole Foods Market, specialized in biologic and natural food, has just opened its first 365 store, a smaller and cheaper store formula it had long since announced.
In one of the upcoming weeks, American online retailer Amazon will launch its own private labels for food, the very first time Amazon will launch its own labels in the food industry.
The intended merger between American office supply giants Staples and Office Depot is off the table. The American Federal Trade Commission had already labeled it a bad idea and the court now confirms that decision.
Taxi service Uber has found a new way to entice consumers to use their service: it now collaborates with retailers to offer free rides to its customers.
COO Jonathan Ramsden handed in his resignation at Abercrombie & Fitch. On 15 June, he will quit the company that also has had no CEO since Mike Jeffries left at the end of 2014.
Starting this summer, American newspaper New York Times will start selling ingredients for recipes it posts on its website. To that end, it will collaborate with start-up Chef'd, which will take care of the deliveries.
American online giant Amazon outperformed analysts' expectations during the first quarter: its profit reached more than 500 million dollars, which is almost twice what analysts had predicted.
Three electronics giants (Apple, Samsung and Sony) have published their results this week, showing that only Samsung managed to grow in the smartphone market over the past quarter.
American coffee bar chain Starbucks has seen its first quarter turnover grow 9.4 % to 4.99 billion dollars (4.4 billion euro), which failed to trump analysts' expectations.
Swedish fashion chain H&M has brought an interactive digital experience to the Coachella festival in California. H&M's Coachella booth focuses on the company's sustainability efforts.