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Walmart CEO says Biden supply chain push is easing bottlenecks

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WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N) Chief Executive Doug McMillon on Monday hailed the Biden administration’s efforts to ease supply chain bottlenecks as the holiday season gets underway, noting the decision to extend port hours was having a positive impact on the flow of goods. “We are seeing......

Cyber Monday spending expected to slow as shoppers see fewer deals

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Nov 29 (Reuters) – U.S. retailers are estimated to generate online sales of up to $11.3 billion on Cyber Monday, a decline in growth from a year earlier as fewer discounts and limited choices due to global supply chain disruptions deter shoppers. Retailers had also spread out promotional deals across......

Black Friday ‘early birds’ find U.S. stores less crowded, fewer bargains

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CHICAGO, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Bargain hunters ventured out in chilly weather to buy Christmas gifts on Black Friday, finding stores less crowded than in years past as major U.S. retailers opened their doors early. A shift online, COVID fears and less-steep discounts have thinned crowds on the day after......

Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on ‘Black Friday’

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Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TILBURY, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Climate activists targeted 13 Amazon (AMZN.O) depots across Britain on “Black Friday” as part......

Investors watch retail stocks as U.S. holiday shopping beckons

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NEW YORK, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Investors are zeroing in on a number of hot retailers’ shares as the U.S. holiday shopping season kicks into high gear this week, weighing the potential for supply chain problems against expected strong consumer demand. The day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday,......

Lidl GB raises stores target to 1,100 by 2025

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Lidl commences operations at its new Scottish distribution centre, the biggest of its kind in the UK, in Motherwell, Scotland, Britain, October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Previous target was 1,000 stores by 2023 Currently trades from about 880 stores Made......

Nordstrom warns of supply shortages as holiday season approaches, shares plunge

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The company logo for Nordstrom Inc, is displayed on a screen at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 22, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register Nov 23 (Reuters) – Nordstrom Inc (JWN.N) said labor costs pinched its quarterly profit......

‘Black Friday’ drags through November amid tight U.S. inventories

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CHICAGO, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Facing scarce year-end inventories and a shortage of workers, retailers are turning “Black Friday” into a month-long event. Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said on Monday it had already started “Black Friday” discounts, such as $30 off AirPods and KidKraft dollhouses. Walmart, whose stores will......

Walmart makes strong start to the holidays as shoppers return to stores

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Shoppers are seen wearing masks while shopping at a Walmart store in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Walmart raises annual sales and profit forecast Q3 sales at U.S. stores open at least a year rose 9.2% Q3 gross profit rate drops 42 bps on supply chain......

Saudi PIF nearly triples U.S. stock holdings; adds Walmart, Pinterest

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DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The Public Investment Fund (PIF), Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, nearly tripled its holdings of U.S.-listed stocks to $43.45 billion in the third quarter, adding shares of Alibaba Group , Walmart (WMT.N) and Pinterest (PINS.N). Its U.S.-listed stock holdings in the quarter ended Sept. 30......

Washington state, in $95 billion opioid trial, blames drug distributors for crisis

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Nov 15 (Reuters) – Washington state’s attorney general on Monday argued that three large drug distributors’ excessive shipments of pain pills helped create the U.S. opioid epidemic, calling it the “worst man-made public health crisis in history,” at the start of a trial seeking $95 billion from the companies. Washington......

Ahold Delhaize plans to list online retailer Bol.com next year

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The Ahold Delhaize logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Zaandam, Netherlands August 23, 2018. REUTERS/Eva Plevier AMSTERDAM, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Supermarket group Ahold Delhaize (AD.AS) on Monday said it wanted to spin-off its Dutch online retail business Bol.com and to list its shares in the second half......

Delivery Hero upbeat on revenues, decided against Wolt offer

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Delivery Hero’s logo is pictured at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Q3 revenues up 89% at 1.8 bln euros Sees 2021 revenue at the upper end of outlook range Expects no material impact from DoorDash/Wolt deal Also looked at Wolt, but decided against offer Nov......

Kroger says release on company accepting “bitcoin cash” is fake

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The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Lisa Baertlein/File Photo Nov 5 (Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N) said on Friday a press release saying it would accept “bitcoin cash” this holiday season is fraudulent, becoming the second major retailer in recent weeks to......

U.S. holiday sales to rise as much as 10.5%, hit record levels – NRF

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Oct 27 (Reuters) – U.S. holiday sales could rise over 10% this year, a trade body said on Wednesday, as major consumer goods makers and retailers work to prevent supply chain disruptions from leaving shelves empty of in-demand toys and games. The National Retail Federation (NRF) forecast sales to increase......

Raytheon warns of worker losses as companies impose vaccine mandate

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A security officer stands guard in front of a Raytheon stand at the 53rd International Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport near Paris, France June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol Oct 26 (Reuters) – Raytheon Technologies’ (RTX.N) top boss warned on Tuesday the U.S. aerospace and defense firm will lose......

Walmart’s corporate workers to start returning to offices next month

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The logo of a Walmart Superstore is seen during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rosemead, California, U.S., June 11, 2020. Picture taken June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files Oct 22 (Reuters) – Walmart Inc’s (WMT.N) U.S. corporate workers will start working at the retailer’s offices from Nov. 8......

Pandemic recovery fuels deal craze as third-quarter M&A breaks all records

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Global M&A hits all-time peak of $1.52 trillion in Q3 Cheap financing drives desire for transformative deals Volumes double in Europe driven by private-equity buyouts U.S. activity up 32% to $581 billion, Asia Pacific up 21% Frantic dealmaking surpasses all full-year records LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Global mergers and......

Drug distributors strike 1st opioid settlement with Native American tribe for $75 mln

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – The three largest U.S. drug distributors will pay more than $75 million to resolve claims they fueled an opioid epidemic in the Cherokee Nation’s territory in Oklahoma, marking the first settlement with a tribal government in the litigation over the U.S. addiction crisis. Cherokee Nation Principal......

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

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Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed Trucker shortage has hit supply chains Britain says will extend some HGV licences Industry says hopes situation will stabilise LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered......

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