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Amazon Worker Jumps Off Company Building After E-Mail Note by Spencer Soper at Bloomberg. “An Inc. employee was injured when he leaped off a building at the company’s Seattle headquarters in what police characterized as a suicide attempt. The man, who wasn’t identified by authorities, sent an e-mail visible to hundreds of co-workers, including Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, before the incident occurred.” Read more


Dick’s Sporting Goods acquires mobile scorekeeping company GameChanger Media by Anthony Ha at TechCrunch. “GameChanger…(is) used by 165,000 amateur baseball and softball teams to track scores and stats for individual players.” Read more


Ex-Walmart and 99 Cents Only Stores Exec named Neiman Marcus Interim CFO/COO by Korri Kezar at Dallas Business Journal. “Neiman Marcus has named Michael Fung as its interim chief financial officer and chief operating officer after former CFO and COO Donald Grimes left the company two weeks ago.” Read more


Wegmans store in Virginia taken off the table by Todd Clausen at Democrat & Chronicle. Read more


Inside look: How Amazon’s robots picked and packed purchases on Cyber Monday by Taylor Soper at GeekWire. “GeekWire got a behind-the-scenes look at Amazon’s massive fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. — an hour south of its Seattle headquarters — on the company’s busiest day of the year…” Video/Pics


Capital One paying $200 million for Cabela’s bank by Matt Olberding at Lincoln Journal Star. Read more


Cartier Says Walmart Is Not Authorized to Sell Its $18,000 Diamond Watches by Phil Wahba at Fortune. “…Cartier took aim at Walmart on Monday and said it could not vouch for the authenticity of the watches sold via” Read more


QVC Appoints Bob Spieth to EVP, Customer and Business Services Press release


Tiffany posts first increase in sales in 8 quarters via CNBC. “…same-store sales fell 2 percent in the third quarter ended Oct. 31. Analysts on average had expected a 2.8 percent drop, according to research firm Consensus Metrix. Tiffany’s net sales rose slightly to $949.3 million from $938.2 million a year earlier.” Read more


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Only 59% of Prime members shopped in-store on Black Friday – down from 65% last year Press release


Ikea racks up record sales in Canada amid redecoration and home-buying spree by Hollie Shaw at Financial Post. “Ikea Canada also reported Tuesday that its online sales rose 41.3 per cent in 2016, while its in-store sales were up 12.7 per cent and customer visits climbed five per cent…Ikea Canada grew its market share in home furnishings by one per cent to 9.4 per cent, according to Fusion Retail Analytics. That’s up from a 5.8 per cent share in 2013.” Read more


NRF CEO on CNBC: “Shay said that eight of the top 10 largest e-commerce platforms are operated by brick-and-mortar stores…” Video / Read more


Shoe Carnival Q3 Comp Sales -0.4% Press release


Costco CFO to speak at Dec. 1 Chamber lunch at Mercer Island Reporter. “The deadline for reservations is 9 a.m. on Nov. 29. Call the chamber office at 206-232-3404 to reserve your space and to pay by credit card. You can also email your reservation to” Galanti in cart pic / Read more


TJX to expand overtime pay despite block of Obama rule by Greg Ryan at Boston Business Journal. Read more


AMAZON HEADACHE? – Trump adds antitrust expert to Justice transition team via Yahoo News. “An antitrust division designed by (David) Higbee would be tough on price-fixing and mergers of competitors but would be cautious in challenging deals where companies buy suppliers or incidents where companies are accused of breaking antitrust law to run competitors out of business, McDonald said.” Read more


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