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With Some Schools Moving Outdoors, Retailers Follow at NY Times. “With a number of schools in the United States opting for outdoor education over the potentially germier confines of their traditional indoor spaces, demand for Oaki’s rainsuits and related gear “has been overwhelming,” said Sam Taylor, the chief executive of the company, which is based in the Salt Lake City area. It’s a sentiment echoed by other outdoor-oriented companies, some of which are launching new product lines or repurposing existing ones to capitalize on how the pandemic has changed the education experience.” Tiered subs.


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Amazon deletes 20,000 suspicious reviews in UK following Financial Times investigation at The Verge. “Amazon’s top reviewers in the UK appear to have engaged in fraud, leaving thousands of five-star ratings in exchange for money or free products…Justin Fryer, the number one Amazon reviewer in the UK, left a five-star rating once every four hours on average in August, according to the FT’s analysis.” Read more


Ikea’s e-commerce was already pretty bad. During COVID-19, it absolutely fell apart at Fast Company. “Reddit’s Ikea group has a whole thread dedicated to hell stories, with new ones piling up every day…”My sister and [brother-in-law] are really upset right now,” Reddit user Cyberburn wrote on August 23. “They made the 500+ miles round trip to Ikea to pick up their Click and Collect order on Friday, and it was cancelled 30 minutes before they arrived.” Read more


From Target to Twitter, U.S. companies urge workers to vote at Reuters. “Some companies, including Kraft Heinz and Target, have also set up websites to guide employees on registering to vote and learning about candidates in partnership with the League of Women Voters and the National Association of Manufacturers.” Read more


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Amazon bars foreign sales of plants to the US following deliveries of mystery seeds at The Verge. “According to the WSJ, Amazon notified foreign sellers on its platform that it would no longer allow seeds or plants to be imported as of September 3rd.” Read more


Walmart to roll out a new supplier excellence program in early 2021 at Talk Business. “A memo from Scott McCall, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S., and Greg Smith, executive vice president of supply chain logistics and transportation at Walmart, outlined how the new program will work. Through SQEP, suppliers will be required to meet Walmart supply chain standards. Suppliers will be charged when product shipped through the supply chain does not meet the standards to offset any costs generated because of non-compliance, according to the memo.” Read more


10 more guns, over 1,000 rounds of ammo recovered in search of Bass Pro suspect’s home at NBC 15. “Smith is accused of shooting several dozen rounds into the Spanish Fort Bass Pro Shops Saturday. No one was injured in the shooting, but one officer sustained minor injuries while apprehending Smith at the scene.” Read more


Kohl’s introduces new loyalty program nationwide with more Kohl’s Cash at USA Today. “Now, with the free program, members earn 5% Kohl’s Cash daily on every purchase and will get personalized deals and perks like a birthday gift. “We’ve eliminated points as part of Kohl’s Rewards and changed our currency into Kohl’s Cash,” Greg Revelle, Kohl’s chief marketing officer, said in an interview with USA TODAY.” Read more


Some gardeners in a pickle over scarce canning supplies at AP. “From Maine and Vermont to Louisiana and West Virginia, gardeners have reported being in a pickle when it comes to finding certain sized glass jars, the special lids to safely seal them, or the bands with which to screw them on. They’ve gone from store to store and some have given in to paying higher prices online for certain precious so-called canning supplies.” Read more


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