Tipsheet: EEOC Slaps WM | Holiday +5%? | Lemonis Generous

  Amazon Changed Search Algorithm in Ways That Boost Its Own Products by Dana Mattioli at Wall Street Journal. “The Amazon search team’s view was that the profitability push violated the company’s principle of doing what is best for the customer, the people familiar with the project said. “This was definitely not a popular project,” […]

Tipsheet: Amazon One-Tap Review | Academy 1st Next Gen Store

  Summer ranges lift H&M’s sales but at a price at Reuters. “H&M said sales before currency moves were up 8% in June-August, its third quarter, from a year ago. It was the fifth straight quarterly rise and the fastest pace recorded since the third quarter of 2016.” Read more   Amazon announces an expansion […]

Tipsheet: Duluth Pumps Brakes | WM’s ‘2nd Engine’ | US Retail +0.4%

  US retail sales rise more than expected in August at Fox Business. “Retail sales climbed by 0.4 percent in August, well above analyst expectations of 0.2 percent, on the heels of blowout data in July.” Read more   Walmart Is Testing a Fulfillment Service for Vendors to Match Amazon by Matthew Boyle at Bloomberg. […]

Tipsheet: FTC Probes Amazon | Sam’s New Chief Merchant | Victoria’s ‘Evolution’

  Amazon Probed by U.S. Antitrust Officials Over Marketplace by Spencer Soper & Ben Brody at Bloomberg. “Several attorneys and at least one economist have been conducting interviews that typically last about 90 minutes and cover a range of topics, according to three merchants. All were asked what percentage of revenue their businesses derive from […]

Tipsheet: FTC Probes Amazon | Sam’s New Chief Merchant | Victoria’s ‘Evolution’

  Amazon Probed by U.S. Antitrust Officials Over Marketplace by Spencer Soper & Ben Brody at Bloomberg. “Several attorneys and at least one economist have been conducting interviews that typically last about 90 minutes and cover a range of topics, according to three merchants. All were asked what percentage of revenue their businesses derive from […]

Tipsheet: CA Strike Averted? | HD Supply +1.5% | D.Tree ‘Hardball’ | Groc. ‘Happy Hour’

  California grocery strike probably averted; contract includes pay raises, pension bump at LA Times. “The looming threat of a grocery store strike throughout Southern California appeared to be dissolving Monday as workers began voting on a new employment contract that seemed to appease all parties. Ralphs, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons workers are voting through […]