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Retail
Report: Walmart, Target Speak Out Against Tariffs

In its effort to fight the recent $200 billion in tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, Walmart raised concerns with the U.S. Trade Representative about the potential economic impact tariffs could have on retailers, suppliers and consumers.

Retail
Deloitte Forecasts Big Holiday Gains

According to the annual Deloitte holiday forecast, retail sales in the U.S. should gain 5% to 5.6% versus the 2017 holiday season.

Retail
Presidential Memo Calls For Postal Shipping Fairness

As was detailed in the March 5 issue of HomeWorld Business, small-parcel delivery from the U.S. Postal Service, in compliance with rules set by the Universal Postal Union, can weigh heavily in the favor of overseas shippers versus those in the U.S., and now more is being done to correct that inequity.

Retail
NRF: Tariffs Would Hurt Workers, Consumers

In testimony before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the National Retail Federation spoke out against the Trump administration’s proposed $200 billion in tariffs on a host of items including housewares and various home products.

Other
Amazon, Whole Foods Ignite Grocery Digital Transformation: Part 2

In purchasing Whole Foods Market, Amazon became a major player in the grocery store channel, and also forced established retailers to go more boldly into the digital space. HomeWorld’s Supermarket Report looks at Amazon’s Whole Foods initiatives, online trends in the grocery channel and how technology is playing a key role.

Retail
Survey: Amazon Enjoys Prime Day Lift, But So Do Rivals

Prime Day has become an event, according to market research firm A.T. Kearney, with 63% of Amazon.com customers planning their participation in the promotion four days before its launch, but that doesn’t mean the e-tailer is the only company that benefited from the occasion.

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