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Fake It Until You Make It: Walmart Whistle-Blower Claims Cheating in Race With Amazon

From an article on Bloomberg today:   In its race to catch Amazon.com Inc. in online retailing, Walmart Inc. issued misleading e-commerce results and fired an executive who complained the company was breaking the law, according to a whistle-blower lawsuit. Walmart shares fell as much as 2 percent. Tri Huynh, a former director of business development at Walmart, claims he was …

Perhaps You Already Knew – Amazon Takes Over The World

If you don’t have a WSJ subscription, the article in today’s Review section about Amazon might be worth taking it out for: https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-takes-over-the-world-1506104228 One choice quote from the article: “Google seems to have a commanding market position when it comes to search functions… 90% share in the category in Europe … in the US [it’s] 64%. …

Buying direct from China – a threat to US retail

As if US retail wasn’t in trouble enough with the growing shift toward ecommerce, it’s also under threat from the advent of cheap international shipping, particularly the ePacket arrangement with China. Indeed this arrangement threatens US-based ecommerce companies themselves, not just US brick-and-mortar. Good article on the topic in today’s NYTimes: That article focuses on …