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U.S. retail sales in 2021 expected to jump on vaccine, stimulus in positive sign for economy - NRF

Feb 24 2021

U.S. retail sales could rise as much as 8.2% to more than $4.33 trillion this year as more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and the economy reopens, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said on Wednesday.

Macy's forecasts upbeat 2021 sales on stimulus checks, online shoppers

Feb 23 2021

Macy's Inc forecast 2021 sales largely above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday with major gains expected in the back half of the year as the retailer bets on its growing online business and the return of customers to its department stores when COVID-19 vaccinations curb the pandemic's impact. | Video

Walmart investors eye push into advertising, healthcare following pandemic boom

Feb 17 2021

Walmart Inc's investors and analysts are likely to look past the retail giant's slowest same-store sales growth since the start of the coronavirus crisis, when it reports quarterly results on Thursday and instead focus on the company's ambitions to diversify beyond retail.

Walgreens, CVS beef up protections against threat of 'bot' attacks on vaccine program

Feb 05 2021

NEW YORK/CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES U.S. retailers and pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS Health are preparing for a fresh round of "bot" attacks by scalpers hoping to snap up COVID-19 vaccine appointments as they did hoarding Sony PlayStation 5s and Nike sneakers.

FOCUS-Walgreens, CVS beef up protections against threat of 'bot' attacks on vaccine program

Feb 05 2021

NEW YORK/CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Feb 5 U.S. retailers and pharmacies like Walgreens and CVS Health are preparing for a fresh round of "bot" attacks by scalpers hoping to snap up Covid-19 vaccine appointments as they did hoarding Sony PlayStation 5s and Nike sneakers.

Walmart plans big push to challenge Amazon on advertising

Jan 28 2021

NEW YORK/DALLAS Walmart Inc plans to expand its advertising business, adding space for ads at its U.S. stores and sharing its vast trove of shopper data with brands, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday, looking to challenge rival Amazon.com Inc as a media powerhouse.

Walmart plans big push to challenge Amazon on advertising

Jan 28 2021

NEW YORK/ DALLAS Walmart Inc plans to expand its advertising business, adding space for ads at its U.S. stores and sharing its vast trove of shopper data with brands, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday, looking to challenge rival Amazon.com Inc as a media powerhouse.

Walmart plans to fill online orders with help from robots at some U.S. stores

Jan 27 2021

NEW YORK Walmart Inc will add small robot-staffed warehouses to dozens of its stores to help fill orders for pickup and delivery, the company said on Wednesday, as Americans shift their spending online amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Walmart expands vaccinations in boost to U.S. COVID-19 program

Jan 22 2021

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES Walmart Inc said it is preparing to offer COVID-19 vaccinations in seven more states, as well as in Chicago and Puerto Rico, this week and next, expanding beyond the two states where its pharmacists are offering inoculations.

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