Online retail

September 18, 2019 - 12:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released details...
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September 11, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Good evening! Here's a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don’t want to wait and are doing more shopping online. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 04, 2019 - 10:43 am
CVS Health is expanding same-day prescription deliveries nationwide in the latest push by drugstores to keep customers who don't want to wait and are doing more shopping online. The drugstore chain says it can deliver medications and other products within a few hours to homes or offices from 6,000...
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In this Nov. 2, 2018 photo, a sales associate is seen through a window display helping a customer try on a parka at the Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J. Like many malls, this shopping complex is offering more immersive shopping experiences. Outerwear brand Canada Goose unveiled a store with a “cold room” where customers can try on its $1,000 parkas in sub-zero temperatures. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
December 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
SHORT HILLS, N.J. (AP) — Online retailers are getting physical. A growing number of brands born on the internet are now opening brick-and-mortar stores and moving into the suburban malls once considered doomed as more Americans shopped online. But they're taking it even further by doubling-down on...
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November 29, 2018 - 7:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's antitrust agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation of online retailer Amazon over complaints it's abusing its position to the detriment of sellers who use its "marketplace" platform. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Amazon's "double role as the...
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A Black Friday shopper walks through Dolphin Mall on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Miami. Retailers are offering much of their Black Friday deals online, but shoppers still showed up at malls and stores around the country looking for discounts, and to take in the scene. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
November 24, 2018 - 3:36 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The physical rush of Black Friday and the armchair browsing of Cyber Monday are increasingly blending into one big holiday shopping event as more customers buy items online and pick them up at brick-and-mortar stores. Adobe Analytics reported Saturday that more customers are...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2018, file photo, Parisa Sadrzadeh, a senior manager of logistics for Amazon.com, opens the door of an Amazon-branded delivery van at the request of a photographer in Seattle, following a media event for Amazon to announce a new program that lets entrepreneurs around the country launch businesses that deliver Amazon packages. Amazon says it has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program. The online retailer says “tens of thousands” of individuals have applied for the program, and it had to up its van order to 20,000 from 4,500. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
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September 05, 2018 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has ordered 20,000 vans for its new delivery program in which contractors around the country can launch businesses that deliver packages for the online retailer. The company said Wednesday that it increased its van order from 4,500 after it was surprised by the number of...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The national chain JOANN Fabric and Craft has created an online petition asking customers to support the privately held company's efforts to obtain exemptions for tariffs on products imported from China. A spokeswoman for the Hudson, Ohio-based chain said Thursday more than 20,000...
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FILE- In this May 9, 2017, file photo, a package from Amazon Prime moves on a conveyor belt at a UPS facility in New York. Amazon.com Inc. reports earns on Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 26, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's first-quarter profit more than doubled from a year ago, fueled by the growth of online shopping and the cloud-computing service it provides to businesses and government agencies. Its results blew past Wall Street expectations, and the online retailer's shares soared 7...
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A man walks in front of the Toys R Us store at a shopping mall in Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Thursday, March 15, 2018. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S. stores will finalize the downfall of the chain and force toy makers and landlords to scramble for alternatives. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
March 15, 2018 - 11:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The demise of Toys R Us will have a ripple effect on everything from toy makers to consumers to landlords. The 70-year-old retailer is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations...
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