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The business of subscription boxes

Blue Apron, Ipsy, Dollar Shave Club, Book of the Month, Stitch Fix, BarkBox: What do they all have in common? They’re part of the rising trend of subscription boxes, delivered

What’s ahead for Amazon and Whole Foods Inc. gave the business journalism world a dozen headlines in June when it entered into an agreement to acquire organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc. for a cool

Shopping on a smartphone

Three new e-commerce angles

The Census Bureau estimates that e-commerce sales topped $100 million in both the third and fourth quarters of last year. With the online retail landscape constantly evolving, here are three

Covering e-commerce trends: Online mattress retailers

The mattress industry is facing new competition in the age of e-commerce: online mattress stores. Although reports differ on how online mattress retailers are stacking up against brick-and-mortar stores, there

Three surprising e-tail industries

In the digital age, traditional companies transitioning online is nothing new. What’s surprising is that retail industries rooted in customer choice and personal service have been disrupted by online e-tailers offering

Valentine's Day offers some intriguing new trends for business reporters to dig into. ("Hearts" image by "Kaz" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Business story jump-start: 3 Valentine’s Day trends

Third to only Christmas and Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day tops the charts of the year’s highest grossing holidays, clocking in at nearly $20 billion in consumer spending. Despite the money being

The big changes sweeping the food industry

Earlier this spring, Fortune Magazine looked at The War On Big Food. It noted that major packaged food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone in 2014, as shoppers

Alibaba’s mega-IPO highlights evolving e-commerce

Talk about “party like it’s 1999.”   The upcoming IPO from e-commerce giant Alibaba is going to smash records for initial public offerings at an already sold-out $21.1 billion, according to

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