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Wayfair Among Fastest-Growing Retailers on Stores List

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WASHINGTON-Online home retailer Wayfair finished number two on Stores magazine’s 2014 list of the nation’s fastest-growing retailers. The company’s sales for 2013, which totaled $915 million, were 52.5 percent ahead of its sales for 2012, according to the list compiled by the magazine, which is a publication of the National Retail Federation. Finishing fourth onMore »

Amazon’s Valentine, E-commerce Head, to Retire

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SEATTLE-Brian Valentine, head of Amazon.com’s e-commerce technology platform, will retire next month. According to a company spokesman, Valentine’s team will report to other senior leaders at Amazon. Valentine joined Amazon in 2006, after a career with Microsoft.

Resolutions for 2014

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By Duke Ratliff With holiday shopping (and selling) in the rearview mirror, home furnishings executives can now focus on the year ahead. Here are a few resolutions for the new year that notable individuals and institutions can make to make it a successful 2014. Walmart’s new leaders Doug McMillon and David Cheesewright should resolve toMore »

“Bay-zos,” not “Bee-zos”

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By Duke Ratliff It’s interesting how Amazon is easily the most influential retailer since Walmart and most of us don’t even know how to pronounce the founder’s name. Yes, it’s “Bay-zos” instead of “Bee-zos,” according to the recently published book “The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon,” by Brad Stone. The public’sMore »

Amazon Posts Net Loss in Q3

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SEATTLE–Sales continued to increase, but Amazon posted a net loss of $41 million in the third quarter ended September 30, 2013, compared with a net loss of $274 million in third quarter 2012. The third quarter 2012 includes a loss of $169 million, the company said, related to its equity-method share of the losses reportedMore »