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Amazon may make rival bid for Flipkart at Mint. “Amazon may submit a rival offer to buy India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, which is in advanced talks with Walmart Inc. for selling a majority stake, said two people with direct knowledge of the matter.” Read more


Google and Target Issue the First Voice-Activated Coupon for Google Assistant by Lisa Lacy at Adweek. “Google Express customers can complete purchases hands-free through the Google Assistant, and to raise awareness for this feature, we were running a pilot with Target to help educate customers about this capability.” A Target rep did not respond to a request for comment.” Read more


The deal with Walmart’s disturbing ‘funeral potatoes’ by Rachelle Bergstein at NY Post. “The name is regional to Utah and other Mormon enclaves. For those in the know, the frenzy caused by Walmart’s ad is simply a chance to show some public love for the savory comfort food. “They are SO good,” a young woman from Utah tweets.” Read more


Sprouts Farmers Market makes Charlotte debut by Jennifer Thomas at Charlotte Business Journal. 22 pics/Read more


Where’s Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, Then Walmart by Jennifer Levitz at Wall Street Journal. “A Walmart Inc. spokesman said the company has been “dealing with this” for more than a year, with the teens “mainly hiding out in the toilet paper section, trying to meet their challenge.” Read more (subs.)


Should Trump turn his attention to the ePacket deal? by Jason Del Rey at Recode. “(ePacket) has rankled U.S. merchants who have found themselves sometimes paying higher rates to ship items to customers right here in their own country than Chinese merchants are paying to send goods to shoppers on the other side of the globe.” Read more


Former P&G manager elected president of Costa Rica by Barret J. Brunsman at Cincinnati Business Courier. “Alvarado Quesada was a marketing manager for P&G from 2011-13. He worked for P&G’s Home Care business, which includes household cleaning products.” Read more


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Aging US warehouses unfit to handle Amazon and e-commerce boom at CNBC. “The average age of a U.S. warehouse is 34 years, according to a survey by real estate services firm CBRE…In surveying facilities across 56 markets throughout the country, CBRE found most warehouses built before about 2005 lack modern upgrades: Ceilings are low, flooring is uneven and space is tight.” Read more


A petition with nearly 15,000 supporters is urging Walmart to bring Cosmopolitan magazine back to its checkout aisles at MediaPost. Read more


Neiman Marcus names Adam Orvos as company’s new CFO “Adam was most recently at Total Wine & More where he served as Executive Vice President of Retail and most recently was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.” Press release


Bed Bath & Beyond offers to buy old Toys R Us gift cards for store credit at CNBC. Read more


If Amazon had always been required to collect sales taxes, it would have collected a total of $20.4 billion in sales taxes from its founding in 1994 through 2015 at MarketWatch. Read more


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