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Retail News and Analysis
  1. In recent months, Amazon.com has added a wide variety of low-price products to the list of items it will ship for free one-day delivery to Prime members. The shift to free shipping on items that cost as little as 75 cents is likely to put pressure on rivals from CVS too Walmart.
  2. About one-fourth of the Kmart and Sears stores that remained opened after Sears Holdings filed for bankruptcy have since closed or are slated to close. About half the stores acquired by Transform Holdco out of bankruptcy were profitable.
  3. Minor injuries were reported after shoppers at the Town Center at Boca Raton fled the mall in reaction to a loud noise that was mistaken for gunfire.
  4. There are about 2.8 million active sellers on Amazon.com’s marketplace, according to Marketplace Pulse. The e-tail giant adds an average of 3,300 new sellers every day, but many are inactive for a variety of reasons.
  5. A survey of 700 consumers between the ages of 18 and 64 by Kantar finds that 77 percent believe that Aldi is “simpler to shop” then other grocery stores. Ninety percent said it was “more cost effective” to shop at Aldi than other grocers.

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