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R.I. Commerce Corp. says it will not release Amazon application

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has pitched several locations within the state for the North American headquarters for Amazon, but will not publicly identify specific...

Learning from Whole Foods

Whole Foods is providing the world with a very interesting economics lesson. Immediately after Amazon bought the upscale grocery store chain, it cut prices...

Who can accommodate Amazon?

Which cities will lead the economy of tomorrow? And who will decide? Often, it’s an amorphous mass of companies and people over time, drifting...
CONSTRUCTION SPENDING ON shopping centers topped $1.6 billion in June, the largest amount since 2008 and the Great Recession/ BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO /MICHAEL NAGLE

If retail Is dying, why is money pouring into malls?

NEW YORK - If you are one of those people who thinks America’s retail industry is doing just fine, well, there are three possibilities:...
Amazon held a job fair at its Fall River fulfillment center Wednesday, as part of a national hiring push./BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon attracts several hundred job seekers to Fall River

FALL RIVER – Several hundred job hopefuls streamed through the Amazon distribution center Wednesday, taking tours of the massive facility, and trying to secure...
INSTACART INC., which recently launched its grocery-delivery service in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts, serves a total of 33 states and the District of Colombia. / COURTESY INSTACART INC.

Instacart grocery delivery comes to Providence metro

Updated 12:04 p.m.PROVIDENCE – Instacart Inc., a grocery-delivery startup headquartered in San Francisco, will launch its same-day delivery service of food and other essentials...
GROCERY RETAILERS might be in for financial trouble soon. /COURTESY BLOOMBERG

Why the retail crisis could be coming to American groceries

NEW YORK - The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic...
A PEDESTRIAN PASSES in front of the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle. The retail giant unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them - in one stroke eliminating the checkout line.

Opinion: Wal-Mart and Amazon are buying their way to the top

NEW YORK - Amazon and Wal-Mart might once have existed in parallel universes, but these days they're in a price war. Both giants are now...
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