Category: Retail

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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • recalled toy jewelry

    Toxic toy jewelry kits imported from China are being recalled over dangerous levels of lead

    Nearly 175,000 toy jewelry kits imported from China are being recalled because of high lead levels that pose a threat to children. The recalled product, Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations, includes three different versions: the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine, the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider […]

  • 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 […]

  • McDonalds raided by French police

    French police have raided McDonald’s over possible tax dodging

    McDonald’s offices in France have been raided by police just outside of Paris. The raid, which occurred last week, is an attempt to find evidence of tax evasion. French prosecutor’s said on Thursday that the search was conducted after a group of employees at the fast food giant filed a complaint about taking part in […]

  • Twitter Buy Button Team Dissolved

    Twitter’s commerce team has been dissolved

    Twitter has dissolved the 25-member commerce team that helped usher in the company’s “buy button” feature.  as CEO Jack Dorsey kills off initiatives that won’t pay off for the social network’s core business, reports The move is part of CEO Jack Dorsey’s plans to completely overhaul the company, allowing it to focus on core initiatives that […]

  • Lush

    16 companies who donate money to save dogs

    Companies these days are no stranger to donations of clothes, food, and other necessities to help people in need. Some companies, like Toms, donate shoes, while companies like Out of Print donate books to needy people around the world. But these 16 companies are special: they donate money, food, and their own products to shelters, […]

  • Netflix

    Nearly 50% of Netflix subscribers think its content is getting better

    Netflix subscribers are generally happy with the direction of the company’s content with just under half of all customers saying they are enjoying the company’s content selections. Netflix debuted its DVD-by-mail service in 1998 but transitioned to a dominant streaming video service in recent years. The company is now known for aggregating movies and TV shows […]