KHD Buzz – January Retail Up 5.3%, NY Sues Amazon Over Worker Safety and More

KHD Buzz – January Retail Up 5.3%, NY Sues Amazon Over Worker Safety and More

February 22, 2021 Off By Koehler Home Decor

January Retail Sales Boosted by Stimulus Check Spending

In January, consumers flocked to spend their stimulus checks, sending retail sales up 5.3 per cent for the month, and getting the retail year off to a surprisingly good start. Read More

New York State Suing Amazon over COVID-19 Worker Safety

New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a suit last week that accuses Amazon of failing to do enough to safeguard its workers from COVID-19. The company says that the NY AG – and others – have ‘misunderstood’ the way they are handling the problem. Read More

‘Tell-All’ Book Offers Behind the Scenes Look at How Amazon Works

Many of Amazon’s ‘secrets to success’ are just that, secrets. A new book, penned by two former Amazon executives, offers, however, a rare behind the scenes look at how the retail giant really operates. Read More

Months After Launch, Walmart+ Finally Taking Off

After a slow start and limited initial consumer uptake Walmart +, the companies ‘answer’ to Amazon Prime is finally starting to catch on with consumers, according to a new report from the company. Around 8.2 million shoppers now make use of the service, and with an average annual spend of $1,000 – a figure that is very similar to Amazon’s – the service may pose a threat to Prime after all. Read More

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