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Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

Jul. 18, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The first two new Toys R Us stores — one in Texas, the other in New Jersey — will open in November as part of a small comeback of the defunct iconic toy chain in the U.S. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Brands, says an...

Retail rivals crash Amazon's Prime Day party

Jul. 16, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 48-hour sales event, large retailers, those that generated annual revenue of at least a billion...

Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training

Jul. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon, needing a more tech-savvy workforce, is offering to pay to retrain its employees and help them switch to more technical jobs at Amazon or elsewhere. The online shopping giant said Thursday that it plans to spend $700 million by 2025 to retrain 100,000 workers, or a third of its U.S....

Before you click buy, some Amazon 'Prime Day' tips

Jul. 10, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's "Prime Day" is back, and so is the temptation to shop and overspend on stuff you don't need. The made-up holiday, first held in 2015, has become one of Amazon's busiest shopping days, offering discounts on gadgets, TVs and other goods. But it's also a way for Amazon to get more...

Amazon adds new option: Buy on Amazon, pick up at Rite Aid

Jun. 27, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is adding a new way to get your packages: head over to another store's sales counter to pick it up. Starting Thursday, Amazon shoppers will be able to fetch their orders at more than 100 Rite Aid stores across the United States. It will expand to 1,500 Rite Aid locations by year-end....

CVS steps up efforts in Michigan to curb pharmacy robberies

Jun. 24, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — CVS Pharmacy is stepping up efforts in Michigan to curb pharmacy robberies and help keep narcotic medications including opioids more secure. The retail division of CVS Health Corp. announced Monday that it's completed the rollout of time delay safes in its 318 CVS Pharmacy locations...

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

Jun. 23, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major retailers have diversified their inventory for Pride month, selling apparel and other goods that celebrate LGBTQ culture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising . In New York City, Macy's flagship store is adorned with rainbow-colored Pride tribute windows, set in the...

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

Jun. 15, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glitch stalled checkout lines at Target stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and potentially eating into sales at a prime time for retailers, the day before Father's Day. The roughly two-hour outage periodically prevented Target's cashiers from scanning merchandise or...

Hundreds of companies decry tariffs in letter to Trump

Jun. 13, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 600 companies and trade associations, including Walmart and Target, have signed a letter telling President Donald Trump that an escalating trade war with China will hurt families, jobs and the U.S. economy. The letter, dated Thursday and organized by a business coalition called...

Target ups the ante in online delivery wars

Jun. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How much would you be willing to pay to get those diapers within an hour or so? In the latest salvo in the delivery wars, Target is offering same-day delivery on thousands of items for $9.99 per order through a delivery startup it purchased nearly two years ago Until now, Target shoppers...