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Amazon rivals turn to legal fine print to stem Whole Foods strategy

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Documents reviewed by Reuters show bans on Amazon lockers and delivery operations near a Target store in Illinois and also in Florida, where a new Whole Foods is set to open. According to people familiar with the lease discussions, Target balked at sharing the mall with Whole Foods because it feared competition from the grocery chain's new owner, Amazon. The world's largest online retailer cut grocery prices, started selling its Echo home speaker in stores and disclosed plans to add lockers to some locations and Whole Foods items to Prime Now, its two-hour delivery program. In another case, Target raised similar concerns about Amazon for a prospective Whole Foods location at the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, people familiar with the matter said.

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Wal-Mart Takes Aim at Amazon

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been on a buying spree over the past year, seeking to better position itself for an intensifying e-commerce battle with Amazon. com Inc. Leading the effort is Marc Lore, who became Wal-Mart’s U.S. e-commerce chief last year after the Bentonville, Ark. LORE: It will be interesting to ask that question 50 years from now, or 20, because Wal-Mart has some really unique assets that no one else has. ANDERS: When do you think Jet.

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Why Tractor Supply Company Should Be a Stock on Your Radar

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But one of the big things I like about Tractor Supply is, it's shielded from larger retail competitors. And I think that's very important for Tractor Supply, especially for those consumable recurring revenue purchases that they're always making there. Douglass: I have to say, I think a lot of the benefit that Tractor Supply has right now appears to be the fact that they have the store in this underserved location, something like that. In a lot of ways, it's a supply chain issue that I think Amazon might struggle to overcome.

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Amazon Says 238 Places Want to Host Its New Headquarters

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The proposals were due last week, and Amazon has said it would make a decision on the new location next year. " New York City said that it was proposing four different locations: Midtown West, Long Island City, the Brooklyn Tech Triangle and lower Manhattan, all of which meet Amazon's prerequisites. Little Rock last week launched a new, economic-development campaign with an ad and a banner over Seattle that said, "Hey Amazon, it's us, not you. , located near Atlanta, voted to de-annex 345 acres of land to use it to form the city of Amazon -- if it wins the bidding war.

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Singapore Malls' Amazonian Emptiness

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Singapore's malls are seeing lease renewals at increasingly lower rents than three years ago. CapitaLand Mall Trust, the island's biggest retail real-estate investment trust, announced 2.78 Singapore cents (2 cents) in dividends last week, unchanged from a year earlier. Fly Charts: GE's Dumpster Fire and an Unusual Tech IPO. Halliburton and Schlumberger Live in Different Worlds.

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Etsy Takes A Hit As Amazon Expands Into Handmade Gift Offerings

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Amazon shares were down 1.7% to end the regular trading day at 966.30. Amazon said its new Amazon Handmade Gift Shop will offer a selection of "thousands of giftable, handcrafted items for every holiday, milestone or occasion. com ( AMZN ) announced a new facet of its Amazon Handmade platform, offering a selection of thousands of giftable handcrafted items that allows shopping from local artisans. For more information about Etsy, check out IBD'S Stock Checkup . " Amazon Handmade Gift Shop is an expansion of Amazon Handmade , launched in late 2015 and seen as a bid to lure Etsy's artisans and their handcrafted products to the e-commerce giant.

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Amazon Pay VP on Amazon's push into payments

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Amazon Pay VP on Amazon's push into payments. Amazon Pay Vice President Patrick Gauthier speaks with CNBC's Deirdre Bosa about the news that Amazon Pay will be letting users order at restaurants in-app and what he sees for the growth of the payments technology for Amazon. Amazon Pay Vice President Patrick Gauthier speaks with CNBC's Deirdre Bosa about the news that Amazon Pay will be letting users order at restaurants in-app and what he sees for the growth of the payments technology for Amazon. What to read next.

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Walmart sees the future and it is digital

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Walmart is all about online, anticipating digital sales next fiscal year will rise about 40 percent and that it will double the number of U.S. curbside locations for online grocery shoppers at its stores. Walmart has fast expanded the number of U.S. stores that allow online grocery shoppers to pick up orders at the curb. Earlier this year, Wal-Mart revamped its shipping program and now offers free, two-day shipping for online orders of its most popular items with a minimum purchase order of $35. Walmart says it's critical to get shoppers to spend both online and in stores. "The redeployment of significant capital expenditure dollars from new stores in the U.S. to online improvements and store remodels, especially the 1,000 store increase in in-store grocery pick-up locations, will help Walmart maintain its market-leading position in the US grocery segment," O'Shea said.

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Amazon HQ2: The 238 Bids Are In

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The mayor of an Atlanta suburb offered 345 acres to establish a new city called “Amazon,” with Bezos serving as lifetime mayor. With a $5 billion construction project and 50,000 jobs on the line, state and city officials began scouting sites and crafting offers immediately after Amazon opened the contest early September. See more from Benzinga. Benzinga does not provide investment advice.

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Kohl’s & Nielsen on Amazon & Netflix: 'If You Can’t Beat 'em, Join ’em'

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Kohl’s & Nielsen on Amazon & Netflix: 'If You Can’t Beat 'em, Join ’em'. com Inc. ( AMZN ) devices in 10 of its stores, and accept Amazon returns as well. What these two developments indicate is that while economic shifts for entire industries - in this case retail and media - can be disruptive and scary for those whose livelihoods are involved, these shifts can also be exciting and present new opportunities for producers and consumers alike. Second, it enables Kohl's to cut back on its expenses and let Amazon run the show on its territory in their stores.

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EarningsWatch Amazon Alphabet and AMD form techs A list

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Amazon, Alphabet and AMD will be the big names in tech during a busy week for corporate earnings. Microsoft Corp.MSFT+0.2% will join Amazon, Alphabet and Intel in reporting earnings in the afternoon. GM-0.84%will report earnings Tuesday morning amid optimism for its efforts in driverless cars and ride-sharing, while rival Ford Motor Co. Gilead flying high after Kite acquisition:Gilead Sciences Inc.GILD-0.92% will report earnings Thursday afternoon for the first time since agreeing to acquire Kite Pharma Inc. for about $11 billion.

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Amazon Is Offering $30 Off Kindles For a Very Limited Time

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FortuneOctober 23, 2017. Amazon’s industry-shaking Kindle e-reader turns 10 on November 19. To celebrate the milestone, the retail giant is offering customers a $30 discount on certain Kindle devices. The standard Kindle, which usually retails at $79.99, will be $49.99; Kindle Paperwhite, which is usually $119.909 will retail at $89.99; and Kindle Voyage will sell for $169.99, rather than its usual $199.99. Along with discounted e-readers, Amazon is also offering deals on a wide variety of top-selling e-books to expand your library. You can also snag cheaper prices on a one year Audible subscription, the audiobook subscription service that Amazon purchased in 2008, along with the Kindle Unlimited service. The discount also comes days before the October 31 release of Amazon’s Kindle Oasis ($249.99 );

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News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

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Amazon said it received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host its second headquarters. Amazon Says 238 Places Want to Host Its New Headquarters. Kip Fulks, a co-founder of Under Armour, is taking a sabbatical from the company, and the sportswear maker is considering exiting tennis and other categories as it combats slowing industry sales, said people familiar with the matter. Arconic named former General Electric executive Chip Blankenship as its new leader, roughly six months after its prior CEO stepped down after sending an unauthorized letter to an activist investor.

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These Stocks Are Big Movers In Quiet Session

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Shares of Amazon slipped 1% ahead of is earnings report Thursday after the close. Major stock indexes were mixed and mostly unchanged in afternoon trading Monday as Wall Street braced for a very busy week of earnings reports, including results from high-profile cloud providers Amazon. In the stock market today , Cisco Systems (CSCO) added 1% on news it plans to buy BroadSoft (BSFT) for $1.9 billion in cash. On the downside, shares of Hasbro ( HAS ) dived 9% after the company reported better-than-expected earnings but gave a soft holiday outlook, partly hurt by the bankruptcy filing last month of Toys R Us, a major customer.

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