Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is the Retail Editor at BusinessPundit. She focuses on Fortune 500 retail company's and disruptive brick-and-mortar and e-commerce companies that are changing the retail landscape. She can be reached at TammyJohnson@BusinessPundit.com or (929) 265-0240

  • Retail Sales

    US retail sales were up more than expected in May

    Retail sales in the US jumped more than expected in May. Sales were helped along by automobile sales and a range of other goods. The increase in sales arrived despite a sharp slowdown in job creation. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday retail sales increased 0.5% last month after surging by an unrevised 1.3% in […]

  • Alibaba

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma says fake goods are better than the real thing

    Fake products manufactured in China are just as good as the real thing, according to Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Ma’s company has come under international scrutiny for selling millions of dollars in knock-off goods, so it sounds like a strange comment coming from the company’s founder. Ma explains that he isn’t endorsing the practice, only […]

  • Theranos fired by Walgreens

    Walgreens just killed its Theranos partnership, effective immediately

    Walgreens has terminated its partnership with Theranos — effective immediately. All 40 of Theranos’ wellness centers at Walgreens stores in Arizona will shut down, according to a statement on Walgreens’ website. Walgreens killed its partnership with the company in Palo Alto, California in January. The company says the move is effective immediately. The Arizona wellness […]

  • Zika VIrus

    GlaxoSmithKline is examining possible Zika vaccines and a global readiness program

    GlaxoSmithKline is jumping into the battle to fight the Zika Virus. The company is known for its seasonal flu vaccine and for being the first to deploy an Ebola candidate vaccine. “We are at very early stages but we have a very interesting technology which we are developing called self-amplifying micro RNA. It’s a very […]

  • Keurig Kold

    The awful Keurig Kold is going away after just 9 months

    The Keurig Kold is being shut down after just nine months on the market and $1 billion in development.  at-home soda machine, Keurig Kold, just nine months after its debut. The machine has been plagued with negative customer reviews and a high-ticket price that simply couldn’t compete with much cheaper SodaStream models. The Keurig Kold […]

  • Uber

    Uber makes changes to make drivers happy without raising fares

    Uber has made changes to its platform which are aimed at helping drivers more seamlessly do their job. The company on Monday announced new features, worker-loyalty coupons, and faster payment options. The new technology is rolling out more widely this month. In several cities, drivers will be able to pause incoming requests from riders before completing […]

  • Free Delta Airlines Entertainment

    Delta is giving away all of its in-flight entertainment for free

    Delta passengers will no longer have to pay for the right to watch in-flight entertainment. The airline has announced that its entire suite of onboard entertainment, which includes up to 300 movies and 750 TV shows, will soon be available to everyone on equipped aircraft on domestic and international flights. 3 “Our content library leads […]

  • Starbucks Teavana

    Starbucks and Anheuser-Busch are selling tea together

    Starbucks just partnered with an unlikely company to sell ready-to-drink tea called Teavana. The coffee giant is working with beer provider Anheuser-Busch InBev to distribute the tea in the first half of 2017. The Teavana product will debut in 300,000 stores that are part of the Ab InBev’s distribution network. “When we acquired Teavana in […]

  • New York City and San Francisco rent prices

    Rent prices are finally falling in two major US cities

    The price of rent in New York City and San Francisco is falling, according to housing provider Equity Residential. The firm now projects a revenue increase of 4.0% to 4.5% for 2016, down from the original estimation of 4.5% to 5.0%. “The revision is being driven by continued weakness in its New York portfolio and recent underperformance […]

  • Walmart exploiting workers overseas

    Walmart slammed for ‘sweatshop conditions’ in new report

    Workers at Asia factories that supply Walmart, H&M and Gap are still being exploited in sweatshop conditions, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Asia Floor Wage Alliance. Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Indonesia who make clothes for Walmart ( The report says employees in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and Indonesia are making clothes for Walmart under […]