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

  • 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 […]

  • Amazon Echosim

    Amazon Echo now has a simulator you can try out online

    Amazon on Friday debuted Echosim.io, a website that simulates the capabilities of the Amazon Echo speaker, which uses Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant technology. Many potential buyers of the Amazon Echo, Tap, or Echo Dot, are not aware of its capabilities and therefore skip over acquiring the device. The new simulator is simple to use, just visit […]

  • Craftsman and Kenmore and DieHard might be for sale

    Sears might sell Craftsmen, Kenmore, and DieHard brands

    Sears continues to sink under its own weight and a lack of interest from consumers. Now the company is considering the sale of its iconic Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard brands. The struggling retailer, which also owns Kmart, reported a loss of $471 million in the first quarter. Sales fell more than 8%. Sears also says […]

  • Amazon refund price matching policy ends

    Amazon kills price match refunds on everything but TVs

    Amazon has ended its price protection policy on all products except for TVs. The policy allowed customers to request a refund when the cost of an item fell shortly after purchase. Amazon has ended the policy at a time when many third-party providers started to help consumers automate the process of requesting refunds when prices change […]

  • RyanAir

    Ryanair is slashing prices in an effort to fight terrorism

    European airline Ryanair is cutting airfares in the coming months to keep passengers flying following a series of terror attacks. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary spoke CNNMoney that attacks in Brussels and Paris, combined with worries that terrorists brought down EgyptAir flight 804 over the Mediterranean last week, may lead some potential travelers to stay home […]

  • Disney After Hours

    Disney ‘After Hours’ experiment has come to a quick end

    Disney After Hours is no longer available to customers willing to pay $149 a ticket. The program allowed customers to pay for the privilege to ride nearly two dozens rides after the Magic Kingdom’s most popular attractions had closed for day guests. Through six Thursdays in April and May and on Mother’s Day — Disney […]

  • taco bell naked chicken

    Taco Bell’s newest taco is made with a fried chicken shell

    Taco Bell is currently testing a new product that replaces its taco shell with fried chicken. The “Naked Chicken Chalupa” was recently spotted at a Taco Bell in Bakersfield, California and reported by BuzzFeed News. The company started the test as the “Naked Crispy Chicken Taco” last September, before expanding the test to locations in Kansas […]

  • TJ Maxx

    T.J. Maxx is ready to open thousands of new stores

    Brick-and-mortar stores are struggling to keep their doors open but T.J. Maxx is preparing to open thousands of new stores. TJX Companies, owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods among other brands, has announced plans to expand by more than 50%. The company will operate 5,600 stores when it is finished expanding, up from the current […]

  • Amazon Prime Brand Names

    Amazon is preparing its own brands for food, detergent, and diapers

    Amazon is preparing to make a move that has been used by traditional retailers for years. The company is on the verge of launching its own brand of snacks, detergent, and diapers. The e-commerce giant will sell its branded products exclusively to Amazon Prime members. The products will include names such as Happy Belly and […]

  • Alcohol sales decline

    Global alcohol sales have fallen for the first time in 15 years

    The alcohol industry on a global scale has experienced its first decline in sales since Euromonitor International started keeping score in 2001. Sales in dollar terms rose by about 2% but overall consumption fell by 0.7% in 2015. The slump was likely caused by slumping economies in major emerging markets. Without money to spend many […]

  • McDonalds Fresh Beef burgers

    McDonald’s is testing fresh beef for its burgers

    McDonald’s is testing fresh beef burgers at a few test locations in Texas. The company has traditional used frozen patties. The company says it is running a “limited test” at 14 Dallas locations. The fresh beef is used for the company’s quarter pounder, quarter pounder with cheese, double quarter pounder with cheese, the bacon clubhouse and […]

  • ShippingPass by Walmart

    Walmart has fixed one of the biggest Amazon Prime issue it faces

    Walmart recently announced its ShippingPass platform, a $49 per year fee that allows customers to receive free 3-day shipping. That program is now being cut down to 2-day free shipping in an attempt to compete with Amazon Prime. Amazon charges $99 annually for its popular 2-day shipping program but the company throws in Amazon Prime […]