Retail

As Amazon booms, retail jobs shift

FALL RIVER — Hundreds of people flocked to the Amazon job fair here early this month: store clerks, security guards, technicians, an EMT, an iPhone repairman, even a manager at a hospital — some unemployed, many not — ranging in age from teens to retirees. They were lured by the prospect of a full-time job with benefits at a company ...

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Amazon might actually be good for the American retail industry – VICE News

The bigger Amazon gets, the more worried people get about the so-called “retail apocalypse.” But what if the rise of e-commerce actually leaves American workers better off? Amazon held the largest single-day hiring event in its history last Wednesday, offering some 60,000 jobs. To many, the company, and other e-commerce behemoths, are often thought of as job killers, since they’re ...

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Why Running a Mega Retail Store Will Be Impossible in the Future Without On-Shelf Availability Solutions

As retail or departmental stores continue to expand their in-house stock and the length of display shelf aisles, it becomes more challenging to maintain consistency of on-shelf availability of each and every product. Despite such hurdles, retailers try to cover most of the categories of consumer goods in their stores, which invariably necessitates the installation of more display aisles. This ...

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Nordstrom stands out among faltering department stores

Dive Brief: Nordstrom on Thursday reported second quarter earnings of 65 cents per diluted share, as total net sales rose 3.5% to $3.7 billion from $3.6 billion in the year-ago period. Same-store sales rose 1.7% percent as the company held its maintained discipline in inventory and expenses. Full-line Nordstrom stores including in the U.S. and Canada and at Nordstrom.com (including ...

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Sofa retailer DFS warns of hit from weather and election

Sofa chain DFS has confirmed that profits will take a hit after an uncertain economic environment, the snap general election and warm weather led to weak trading at its stores. The retailer said it saw “significant declines in store footfall and customer orders” from April to June, leading to a 4 per cent fall in second-half revenue. It follows a ...

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Retail, offices, restaurant approved for downtown SLO site

A proposal to build a three-story, 45-foot mixed-use building at the corner of Monterey and Santa Rosa streets in San Luis Obispo has been approved. Developer Nick Tompkins submitted the scaled-down proposal after withdrawing a conceptual plan for the site last year that called for a 75-foot tall mixed-use development, including a hotel and residential housing. The new plan was ...

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Sebi trading restriction on 331 firms: Closing exit option for retail investors not justified, say experts

Written by Sandeep Singh | New Delhi | Published:August 11, 2017 12:45 am The capital markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India has on several occasions warned the investors against trading on the basis of unsolicited tips received through SMSes and calls and has also advised them to deal only with Sebi-registered investment advisers and research analysts. One of ...

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