These 10 companies control everything you buy

Kate Taylor Apr 4th 2017 1:20PM Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world. These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year. In an effort to push…

3 more apparel stores join list of struggling retailers

Krystal Steinmetz Mar 31st 2017 5:24PM Another day, another store closure — that seems to describe the retail climate in the U.S. in recent years. It seems Payless ShoeSource is the latest to join a growing list of retailers with impending store closures. Amid declining sales, the discount footwear chain plans to file for bankruptcy…

Amazon now delivers groceries straight to your trunk

Mar 30th 2017 4:35PM By Susana Victoria Perez, Buzz60 Amazon keeps making life easier. Perhaps a little too easy? The online giant has launched AmazonFresh Pickup, a fast and easy grocery pick-up service which might put companies like WalMart under pressure. The beta program is currently open in Seattle with two stores, but it’s only…

These 3 retailers may not survive

The retail industry is going through a period of disruption, with e-commerce and an overabundance of retail square footage pressuring traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Weak retailers like RadioShack, hhgregg, and Sports Authority have already bitten the dust, and others like Sears are circling the drain. There will almost certainly be more failures in the years ahead…

Costco now delivers to your door

GOBankingRates Staff Mar 22nd 2017 3:23PM If you hate going to the grocery store, you’re not alone. Taking lead from retailers like Amazon and Google, Costco is now joining the growing number of grocery stores to team up with delivery services that bring fresh goods right to your door. Grocery delivery services are so popular,…

Starbucks says it will hire 15,000 more veterans after facing backlash for refugee hiring plan

Having recently hit its target of hiring 10,000 veterans, Starbucks just announced plans to hire 15,000 more. Starbucks announced at its annual shareholders’ meeting on Wednesday that it hit its initial goal of hiring 10,000 veterans and military spouses one year ahead of the company’s 2018 deadline. The coffee chain is aiming to accomplish its…

Selling stuff online? Avoid these 8 flipping mistakes

Flipping antiques, collectibles, clothes, and other in-demand items is a great way to make extra cash online. After selling online for the better part of 20 years, I’ve learned a few lessons the hard way and dramatically refined my business approach. If you’re considering flipping the switch on your own flipping business, here are eight…

Macy’s just signaled the end of department stores as we know them

Macy’s is morphing into a discount store. The department-store chain is testing self-service systems in its shoe departments and at its beauty counters, meaning customers would serve themselves instead of finding a salesperson to retrieve shoes or make eyeliner recommendations. This model copies highly successful off-price retailers like TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. Customer service…

Urban Outfitters sinks after earnings miss

Prashanth Perumal (pjeyathilagar@businessinsider.com) Mar 8th 2017 12:28PM Urban Outfitters’ shares slumped more than 8% on Wednesday morning after its fourth quarter results (for fiscal-year 2017) missed analyst estimates. The company reported earnings per diluted share of $0.55 for the fourth quarter of 2016, missing analyst expectations by a penny, down from $0.61 earned during the…