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Amazon illegally interfered in Alabama warehouse election, union alleges in complaint to federal officials at CNBC. “In its filing submitted to the NLRB, the union listed 23 objections surrounding Amazon’s behavior during the monthslong campaign, including allegations of employee intimidation and manipulation. The RWDSU said Monday it has requested a hearing before the NLRB to discuss its objections.” Read more


Amazon workers could soon be assembling furniture upon delivery a Fox Business. “The new assembly furniture service is slated to roll out in Virginia and two other markets, sources told Bloomberg. Customers who order big-box items such as sofas, beds or mattress sets would be able to have them put together on-demand and an Amazon employee would then take away the packaging, according to the report.” Read more


GameStop CEO George Sherman to step down at CNBC. “Sherman will be stepping down on July 31 or earlier upon the appointment of a successor, the company said in a statement. Its board is searching to identify chief executive officer candidates.” Read more


The Home Depot names BBDO its new agency of record at Ad Age. “BBDO replaces The Richards Group, with whom Home Depot parted ways in October, after 25 years. The retailer declined to name finalists in the review process; in January, Ad Age reported that the selection had been narrowed down to BBDO and Leo Burnett.” Read more


Target Plans To Bring Some New Life To A Downtown Pittsburgh Landmark at Forbes. “The new Target store will be a very welcome addition to downtown Pittsburgh’s streetscape. The long-empty banks of display windows at the Kaufmann’s building are a stark reminder of the city’s former glory as a retail center. Target will replace those windows with merchandise and fill its interior with local shoppers.” Read more


Kroger closes 2 Southern California stores over $4 per hour ‘hero pay’ ordinance at Fox Business. Read more


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SupplyPike report details Walmart’s 2020 inventory issues at Talk Business. “The report analyzed data from more than 200 suppliers to Walmart throughout 2020. The report examined the rise and fall of Walmart’s suppliers’ sales and in-stocks (product on the shelf) in 2020 and created a timeline of coronavirus impacts on retail.” Read more


Pandemic-spurred home renovation boom would be bigger if not for 208% spike in lumber price at Fortune. “41% of U.S. homeowners say they’ve done a home project since the pandemic started, according to a Fortune-Researchscape International poll of 1,031 U.S. adults between April 2 to 5.” Register to read


Amazon Invests in Nine New Renewable Energy Projects Press release


Camping World announces appointments to leadership team ” Elizabeth Garry has joined the company as VP, Ecommerce and Jessica Wegner has joined the company as VP, Customer Loyalty and Membership.” Press release


Britain’s Marks & Spencer to boost online capacity with second warehouse at Reuters. “British retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) will increase its online capacity by building a new automated online warehouse in its existing distribution centre in Bradford, northern England, it said on Monday.” Read more


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