Entries by jlong

Tipsheet: Amazon Groc. Expands | WM Medicare Agency | Prime Day 10/5ish

  Amazon reportedly postponing Prime Day until October at CNBC. “The email advises sellers to use the week of Oct. 5 as a “placeholder date” for Prime Day promotions and coupons, but cautions that “exact Prime Day dates have not been announced.” Read more   White House teases executive orders on China, immigration and prescription […]

Tipsheet: H.Depot Bans Some Rope | Kroger Covid Kit | WM Drive Ins

  US adds 4.8 million jobs as unemployment falls to 11.1% at AP. Read more   Home Depot bans some rope sales after nooses were found tied on store spools at USA Today. “Rob Ball urgently needed some rope. A vegetable farmer in eastern Jefferson County, Ball had 300 tomato plants that needed stringing…So Ball paid […]

Tipsheet: WM DC Shooting | Amazon Germany Strike | Home Sales +44.3%

  Gunman kills one employee at Walmart distribution center before police fatally shoot him at CNN. “The shooter drove through and around the parking lot four times before crashing his vehicle into the lobby area of the building, the Sheriff’s Office said. When he hit the building and the car caught on fire, he then […]

Tipsheet: Gap Stock Soars | Macy’s Cuts 25% Corporate | Microsoft Closes All

  U.S. consumer spending rebounds; income plunges at Reuters. “consumer spending…jumped 8.2% last month…Economists polled by Reuters had forecast consumer spending rising 9.0%…personal income dropped 4.2%, the most since January 2013, after surging by a record 10.8% in April…” Read more   Microsoft to permanently close all of its retail stores at The Verge. “Microsoft […]

Tipsheet: Lowe’s Names HR EVP | Etsy Stock +3X in 3Mo | Kroger Top 100 IT

  Amazon forms ‘Counterfeit Crimes Unit,’ under pressure to escalate fight against fake products at GeekWire. “The new unit, announced Wednesday morning, brings together former federal prosecutors with investigators and data analysts. The group will allow Amazon to “more effectively pursue civil litigation against bad actors, work with brands in joint or independent investigations…” Read […]

Tipsheet: Amazon Ad Rev +23.5% | Square Withholding Money

  Square, Jack Dorsey’s Pay Service, Is Withholding Money Merchants Say They Need at NY Times. “Thousands of small enterprises that use Square to process their credit card transactions…have complained that the company recently began holding back 20 to 30 percent of the money they collected from customers. The withholdings came with little warning, they […]