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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Antitrust subcommittee members want evidence to back up testimony from execs about the use of third-party seller data.
  1. Data & Insights
Wanting to highlight the disconnect between people’s reported privacy concerns and actual behaviors, Security.org added a ridiculous line to their consent form: the right to name the user’s first-born child, which 98% technically agreed to.  And our research supports these findings. While many say they worry about privacy, few take the time to understand these […]
  1. International
Amazon has called on businesses and governments to work together in order to curb the sale of counterfeit goods. The ecommerce giant’s counterfeit unit has said that consumers deserve to… The post Amazon calls for cooperation from governments in order to combat counterfeit goods appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of bipartisan members of the US Congress’s Antitrust Subcommittee have written to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy asking him “to provide ‘exculpatory evidence’ to corroborate the sworn testimony that several leaders, including then-CEO Jeff Bezos,” provided to the subcommittee in 2019 and 2020 testimony about how the company […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
NEW YORK – More than 80% of Americans are worried that their packages will arrive late or they’ll be victims of fraud this holiday season, according to a new consumer study released Monday. Loqate’s 2021 holiday survey of 1,000 American consumers found that nearly half of Americans are planning a combination of in-store and online […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Digital currencies have the potential to expand ecommerce, lower transaction fees, eliminate chargebacks, and prevent fraud. So far, however, volatility and its fear have stopped most merchants and brands from accepting cryptocurrencies. But this could be changing. The post Stablecoin, CBDCs Could Improve Ecommerce appeared first on Practical Ecommerce.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Members of a congressional committee have asked Amazon.com to provide them with “exculpatory evidence” about the company’s business practices to back up statements made by company executives, including former CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter signed by Reps. David Cicilline (D., R.I.), Ken Buck (R., Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) and Matt […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 15, 2021– Amazon.com, Inc. : What: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan yesterday charged four individuals in a more than 30 count indictment for their role in defrauding Amazon’s textbook rental program.
  1. Trends & External Forces
Amazon has appealed a record $865 million fine for allegedly breaching the EU’s tough data protection laws. The appeal was filed at the Luxembourg Administrative Tribunal on Friday, according to… The post Amazon appeals record $865m alleged EU data protection breach fine appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Corporate Purpose
Many of us were introduced to Angelica Ross in FX’s “Pose,” where she played ballroom performer Candy, and more recently, as a series regular on Ryan Murphy’s FX hit “American Horror Story (AHS): 1984” and currently starring on “AHS Double Feature.” But Ross’s impressive resume extends beyond the entertainment industry. Ross is the President of […]
  1. Channel: Marketplace
Etsy and eBay were among a group of online platforms that opposed legislation considered earlier this year by the U.S. Senate written with the intent of curtailing the sale of counterfeit and stolen goods. Similar legislation being considered in the House has gained the support of these companies as it addresses concerns about seller privacy. […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The Washington Post this morning reports that “a bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a bill that they say would prevent tech platforms from using their power to disadvantage smaller rivals, signaling growing momentum in Congress to rein in Silicon Valley giants. “Senator Amy Klobuchar, the Minnesota Democrat who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee’s […]
  1. International
Getir has sued its advertising agency, Enjoy Media, for over £671,328 after it allegedly placed fewer adverts on London taxis than was agreed. The lawsuit, which was filed last month… The post Getir sues advertising agency for not placing enough ads on London taxis appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe […]
  1. Channel: Drug
DEERFIELD, Ill. —  Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has agreed to make an additional investment in VillageMD to advance its strategic position in the delivery of value-based primary care, a $1 trillion, fast-growing segment of the health care system. The companies said on Thursday that the $5.2 billion investment will accelerate the opening of at least […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix said Thursday that it has promoted three executives. Kyle Davis, currently director of warehousing, will become vice president of distribution; Chris Haake, business development director of grocery retail support, will be promoted to vice president of replenishment and purchasing support; and Merriann Metz, vice president, general counsel and secretary, will be […]
  1. Channel: Drug
Walgreens is planning to close five drugstores in San Francisco after determining that it could not operate them profitably due to rampant shoplifting at the locations. Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” Walgreens spokesperson Phil Caruso said. “Retail theft across our […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Choice has never been more abundant across the media landscape than it is today. The rise in connected TV (CTV) adoption and the growing wealth of streaming platforms continue to entice media-hungry consumers with new and engaging content. Despite the abundant choice, however, many people don’t see enough of themselves reflected in the content they’re […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
In new testimony yesterday at the criminal fraud trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, former Safeway CEO Steven Burd said that the company did at least 100 hours of due diligence before signing a deal worth close to $400 million that would’ve put Theranos blood testing machines in almost a thousand Safeway stores. CNBC reports […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
If you’re an E-commerce business owner, you need to realize that returns are a necessary evil. And they stay evil and negatively impact your business only when you approach it as something that eats into profits and is a gateway to operational nightmare. So instead of begrudging returns, make it a means to earn customer loyalty and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon is being sued by warehouse workers over accusations that it violated state law by failing to pay warehouse workers for Covid screenings. The class action lawsuit includes over 10,000… The post Amazon sued by warehouse workers over screening pay appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Shopper & Customer
Yesterday MNB took note of a Variety report that Meredith, publisher of print magazine titles that are familiar to anyone who has been to a supermarket front end – such as People, EW, Better Homes & Gardens and InStyle – “will become part of Dotdash, the digital publishing division of Barry Diller’s IAC holding company, […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Amazon’s Twitch streaming platform had its data leaked in a major hack which revealed Amazon Game Studios next title. “We can confirm a breach has taken place,” a Twitch spokesperson… The post Twitch hacker reveals new Amazon game in data leak appeared first on Latest Retail Technology News From Across The Globe – Charged.
  1. Channel: Grocery
Steven Burd, who served as Safeway’s CEO between 1993 and 2013, testified yesterday in the criminal trial of Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, saying that a financial commitment by the company of $85 million to the startup was predicated on false information provided by Holmes. CNN reports that Burd “aid he was […]
  1. Associates & Employees
Reuters reports that a proposed class action suit has been filed in Colorado federal court, accusing Amazon of “failing to pay warehouse workers for time spent undergoing COVID-19 screenings before clocking in at work” and “claiming the company made workers wait in long lines to answer questions and have their temperatures checked.” According to the […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The New Yorker has an interview with Moe Tkacik, described as “a former journalist who now works on delivery-app regulation” as a senior fellow at the antitrust think tank the American Economic Liberties Project and the founder of the A.E.L.P.-funded Protect Our Restaurants.  The piece focuses on the greater regulation of delivery apps by cities […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. will begin offering rapid PCR COVID-19 testing at five Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations in the Des Moines metro starting Oct. 6, the company said Tuesday. Testing will take place via an outdoor, drive-thru testing process. Patients can receive same-day test results in as few as 30 minutes (up to […]

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