Walmart surpasses eBay in U.S. e-commerce for the first time at MarketWatch. “Amazon tops the list with 38.0% of all U.S. e-commerce sales share, followed by Walmart with 5.8% and eBay with 4.5%. Apple 3.5% and Home Depot 1.9% round out the top five.” Read more
Carrefour and Google launch voice grocery shopping service in France at Reuters/NY Post. “The new service will allow users who associate their Google account with their Carrefour account to add items to a shopping list by saying generic words such as butter or milk, or names of products or brands.” Read more
100 Best Corporate Citizens 2020 at 3BL.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods opens two new concept stores “…Overtime by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Dick’s Sporting Goods Warehouse…Dick’s Sporting Goods WarehouseSale locations…will offer deeper discounts on customer-favorite footwear and apparel brands at up to 90% off.” Store locations/Press release
Target declares Juneteenth a company holiday at KARE 11 NBC. Read more
Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge’ gets its first additional signatories: Verizon, Infosys and RB at GeekWire. “It has not been easy — 2020 has presented us with unexpected challenges — from the COVID-19 pandemic to a serious reckoning on racial equity,” says Kara Hurst, Amazon’s vice president and head of worldwide sustainability.” Read more
H-E-B’s latest amenities star in new South Austin store at Supermarket News. Pics/Read more
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TOMORROW 11AM ET – Target’s Brian Cornell will discuss how Target is facing pain with purpose in the wake of the pandemic and recent protests, working to advance social justice, and evolving for the future of the industry Register: NRF webinar
Publix won’t budge in allowing employees to wear Black Lives Matter garb at work at NY Daily News. Read more
Target raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, giving frontline workers $200 coronavirus bonus at USA Today. “Target said Wednesday that it is raising its minimum wage for U.S. hourly workers to $15 beginning July 5.” Read more
JC Penney reaches deal to resume Nike deliveries at Law 360. Subs.
When Workers Can Live Anywhere, Many Ask: Why Do I Live Here? at Wall Street Journal. “…coronavirus-spurred moving could accelerate a shift already under way from dense, expensive cities to more affordable areas, including small cities and suburbs. In places like Boise, Idaho, real-estate agents say people are finally breaking ties with the West Coast after years of waffling, and sometimes buying properties sight-unseen.” WSJ subs.
Lowe’s presents at Oppenheimer Conference at Seeking Alpha. Transcript
How Wayfair is becoming the Amazon of the home goods market at CNBC. “I think Wayfair may be benefiting more from Covid-19 than almost any single other company except for like an Instacart,” said Dan McCarthy, assistant professor of marketing at Emory University.” Read more
Read the memo Jeff Bezos sent to Amazon employees about Juneteenth at CNBC. Read more
Seattle City Council unveils new payroll tax targeting Amazon
Flushing toilets spreads coronavirus: study
Seattle cuts deal with protesters to open some streets, make business deliveries easier
Cinnamon rolls to the rescue in New York’s COVID-19 lockdown
FL restaurants under no obligation to report employees who test positive for COVID-19
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