Amazon has created a new program called Prime Wardrobe that will let Prime members order between three and 15 pieces of clothing and only pay for the ones they to keep. Shoppers will have a week to decide which items to keep, and send back the rest at no charge.
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Shake Shack took a careful approach to develop its app for mobile ordering with a trial run that used savvy contractors to ferret out and report faults. The result is mobile ordering that avoids the bottlenecks and other issues that have plagued other chains with such apps, writes Clint Boulton.
A technical fault in Tesco's computer system resulted in the cancellation of thousands of home delivery orders from more than a hundred of the UK supermarket chain's stores on Tuesday. The retailer said in a tweet that it was working to fix the problem and notified affected customers that it would offer £10 vouchers.
Instagram Stories has hit 250 million daily users, and the platform has introduced a feature that enables consumers to share their Live stories for 24 hours instead of them disappearing immediately. The feature has added 50 million users since April, and Snap's share price dropped on news of the user increase.
Facebook is unveiling to advertisers its plans for long-form, TV-style content that will encourage users to "lean back" and spend longer amounts of time on the platform. The company is also touting on-the-go video and "lean-forward" content, which is designed for interim periods such as keeping someone entertained during their daily commute.
Around 62% of Whole Foods Market shoppers are also Amazon Prime members, according to Morgan Stanley. Amazon's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of the grocery chain will give it access to a bounty of new data on how its customers behave in brick-and-mortar stores.
As the distribution industry booms, schools are preparing students for warehouse careers. In a California community near a large Amazon fulfillment center, a local school trains students with a virtual-reality forklift simulator and a mock warehouse.
Amazon again tops the Harris Poll in corporate reputation and is viewed favorably by 86% of Americans. It is the highest ranking any company has enjoyed in the two decades of asking the question, while Wegmans, Publix, Johnson & Johnson and Apple round out the rest of the top 5. Read more from STORES.
Enjoy Life Foods is going old-school to promote its new line of "free-from" products. The snack-food brand plans to visit 32 cities over the summer as part of a national school bus tour, sharing 600,000 complimentary snacks that omit the top eight most-common food allergens. Read more from STORES.