online retailing http://kplu.org en Analyst Says Amazon Prices No Longer the Cheapest http://kplu.org/post/analyst-says-amazon-prices-no-longer-cheapest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle’s online retail giant Amazon has built its reputation on low prices. But now an analyst says Amazon is no longer the thriftiest retailer out there.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Amazon offers more stuff than most big-box retailers, but if you want a food processor or a knife set, Bed Bath &amp; Beyond is now cheaper, according to a new report by Anthony Chukumba, an analyst with BB&amp;T Capital Markets.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:07:50 +0000 Ashley Gross 9700 at http://kplu.org Analyst Says Amazon Prices No Longer the Cheapest Amazon trying out lockers for delivering your purchases http://kplu.org/post/amazon-trying-out-lockers-delivering-your-purchases <p>If you’ve bought something recently on Amazon.com, you may have noticed it’s testing a new way to deliver packages. The Internet retailer has quietly installed <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&amp;nodeId=200689010&amp;qid=1344365177&amp;sr=1-1">non-descript lockers</a> where you can pick up an order, rather than having it sent to a personal address.</p><p>The pilot program is available in four cities including Seattle.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:00:50 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6002 at http://kplu.org Amazon trying out lockers for delivering your purchases Soon to be official: Walgreens' acquisition of Drugstore.com http://kplu.org/post/soon-be-official-walgreens-acquisition-drugstorecom <p>Investors in Bellevue-based <a href="http://www.drugstore.com">drugstore.com </a>gather&nbsp;Thursday for their <a href="http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1086467/000119312511153523/ddefa14a.htm">annual shareholder meeting</a>. It&#39;s likely the last time they&#39;ll meet there.&nbsp;</p><p>The online-retailer is being acquired by its biggest brick and mortar competitor: Illinois-based Walgreens.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2011 01:57:26 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1766 at http://kplu.org Soon to be official: Walgreens' acquisition of Drugstore.com Nordstrom acquires upscale online retailer HauteLook.com http://kplu.org/post/nordstrom-acquires-upscale-online-retailer-hautelookcom <p>Nordstrom has jumped deeper into the luxury online retailing world by acquiring the &quot;flash sale&quot; website HauteLook for $270 million. The Seattle-based chain <a href="http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=211996&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1530280&amp;highlight=">made the announcement</a> on the heels of a report citing regular-price sales of &quot;historically high levels.&quot; Fri, 18 Feb 2011 19:55:18 +0000 Gary Crawford 830 at http://kplu.org Nordstrom acquires upscale online retailer HauteLook.com