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Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. Kohl’s shoppers can find Amazon devices at some stores, and return items they bought from [Read entire story]

Target, in response to customers, will ease in Christmas promotions

Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with its customers, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving. [Read entire story]

Target raising minimum wage to $11 next month

NEW YORK — Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020, a move it says will help it hire and keep the best employees and make shopping a [Read entire story]

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy; stores to remain open

In filing for bankruptcy, Toys R Us joins a list of dozens of store chains that have done so already this year as online leader Amazon increasingly exerts its influence over a huge part of the retailing world. [Read entire story]

Walmart gets a boost from online sales

Walmart saw online sales soar as it changed up its shipping offers, and drew more shoppers to its stores as well in the most recent quarter even as retail overall is more competitive. Though the company has been buying [Read entire story]