Report Says Amazon Expanding Store-Brand OfferingsA report has stated that Amazon is planning to expand the amount of store-brand products that it sells. The new products could include perishable food, diapers and laundry detergent.
Walmart Begins Offering 2-Day Delivery ServiceWalmart is sharpening its attack on Amazon. The world's largest retailer is trimming its free-shipping pilot program from three days to two for members, and cutting a dollar off of the membership price.
JCPenney To Expand Appliances To Half Of Its StoresJCPenney said Monday that it will start to sell major appliances online and expand its rollout of the category to nearly 500 stores, or almost half of its locations, this summer. The move comes after a successful test.
How Amazon Convinced People To Pay For ShoppingAmazon is clearly entering its Prime, meaning its $100 annual membership program, now a decade old, which has accomplished the remarkable feat of convincing millions of people to pay an annual fee for the privilege of shopping.
Visa Working To Improve Checkout Times For Chip CardsVisa said that it is improving its chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait longer for transactions to go through.
Dallas Tries New "Valet Parking Zones" SystemThe city is trying out a new system of “valet parking zones.” The first area to experience the change is Lowest Greenville along Greenville Avenue.
JCPenney To Start Selling Home Appliances AgainJCPenney will sell refrigerators, washing machines and other appliances at some of its stores for the first time in more than 30 years. Department store operators have been looking for ways to shake up their offerings.
Walmart To Close Several North Texas Stores; 154 Stores NationwideThe stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue.
Best Buy Reports Weak Holiday Shopping Results, OutlookBest Buy reported a drop in sales during the holiday season and the company now expects a wider drop in fourth-quarter revenue, partly on weak mobile phone and personal device sales.
Macy's Job Cuts Signal Hard Times For RetailersMacy's is slashing jobs and leaving the Ridgmar Mall in Fort Worth, a harbinger of hard times for retailers after a holiday season that saw a noticeable shift to online shopping and away from physical stores.
Target's Turnaround Gets Shoppers Back Into StoresTarget's efforts to draw shoppers back into its stores are paying off. The company has had five consecutive quarters of increases in a key sales measure, suggesting that more shoppers are returning to the discounter.
The Christmas ShoppeThere are a lot of stores that gear up for Christmas. JD Ryan is Around Town with a shop in Southlake that keeps the Christmas spirit going all year long.

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