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Retailers step up personalization on their websites

Shoppers will see more personalization based on where they are and what they’ve bought before on the Walmart website, as the retailer and several other stores try to build stronger connections with shoppers used to the customization of Amazon.

U.S. industries can start counting their benefits from tax law

Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo.

Calendar quirk, Amazon, put pressure on retailers to deliver

With Christmas on a Monday, most retailers have one less day to get packages delivered on time. Some are pushing up their deadlines for standard delivery or free shipping. And after promoting the convenience of buying online with store pickup, retailers are also trying to satisfy lots of customers coming in to collect their orders.

Floridians say online retailers let them down ahead of Irma

More than 50 Floridians told the Associated Press that they did not receive flashlights, battery-operated radios, boxed milk, water bottles and first-aid kits after placing orders on and Nestle’s ReadyRefresh.

Trump goes after Amazon, again

President Donald Trump is renewing his attacks on e-commerce giant Amazon, and he says the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers.”

Outdoor retailers say goodby to Utah with rally for public lands

RETAILERS – Around 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry. The rally marks the end of the Outdoor Retailer trade shows' 22-year association with Salt Lake. The Outdoor Industry...

Spokane County marijuana businesses net $15 million in March

The figure is an increase over revenue from the previous month, but reflects slower growth than in previous years, according to at least one store owner. The industry generated $3 million in tax revenue to the state in March.

REI aims to get more women outdoors

REI has announced a refocus on women. The company, full name Recreational Equipment Inc., is a co-op with millions of members and billions of dollars in revenue.

Retail CEOs meet with Trump, call meeting ‘productive’

President Donald Trump on Wednesday met with a group of executives from big-name retailers such as Target and Best Buy, a conversation in which the industry planned to make the case that they believe a Republican plan for tax reform would be detrimental to their businesses – and to the wider economy.