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Walmart acquires Seattle-based Yumprint to add recipe tech to grocery delivery

@WalmartLabs, which operates as the tech brains behind the big-box retailer, has acquired Yumprint of Seattle. Walmart plans to use the company’s recipe technology for its grocery delivery efforts on Walmart.com and Walmart To Go. Yumprint founders Wes Dyer and Chris Crittenden will join the @WalmartLabs team, and move to the lab’s headquarters in San Bruno,… Read More

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Target wants to eliminate showrooming by matching Amazon prices

Target Corp. introduced an online price-matching program just for the holiday season, but now it looks like it’s permanent. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced today that it will allow customers to use Amazon prices for its products on year-round basis. The company will do the same for prices from Best Buy, Walmart and Toys R Us, but Amazon… Read More

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Chart: The most visited retail sites on Thanksgiving Day

Americans not only chowed down on turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving Day. They also visited their favorite online retailers. According to a new study by Hitwise, total visits to the top 500 retail Web sites increased by nine percent on Thanksgiving Day to 176 million visits. Walmart received 24.8 million visits, making it the most… Read More

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Are Wal-Mart and Amazon on a collision course?

Two developments this past week signal that Wal-Mart is getting more serious about the online world, and could very well have Amazon.com in its crosshairs. On Saturday, Wal-Mart began testing a new home grocery delivery service in San Jose, California called Walmart to Go. As many Seattleites already know, Amazon.com has been developing its own… Read More