Anne D’Innocenzio

Government, Business, Fuel

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in September

diesel pump Sales at gas stations rose 1.8%. (Thinkstock)

NEW YORK — Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow of goods.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
October 15, 2021
Business, Logistics

Walmart to Launch Delivery Service for Other Businesses

Walmart Alan Diaz/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart said Aug. 24 it will start farming out its delivery service, using contract workers, autonomous vehicles and other means to transport rival retailers’ products directly to their customers’ homes in as little as a few hours.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
August 24, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Delivers a Mixed Bag of Q2 Results

Amazon logo Michel Spingler/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Amazon on July 29 turned in a mixed bag of results for its fiscal second quarter, coming up short of Wall Street expectations in revenue but beating them on profits.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
July 29, 2021
Business

To Retain Workers, Walmart Moves More of Them Full Time

 Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press) Customers wait in line outside a Walmart Supercenter store April 7 in Miami. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
April 14, 2021
Business, Logistics

Walmart Rolls Out Grocery Delivery Subscription

Walmart employee fulfills an online order Walmart associate Alicia Carter fulfills online grocery orders at a store in Houston, on Nov. 9, 2018. (Associated Press/David J. Phillip)

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
September 12, 2019
Business

Walmart Delivers in Second Quarter

Walmart Elise Amendola/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart raised its annual outlook after a strong second quarter for the world’s largest retailer, thanks in part to strong online grocery deliveries.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
August 15, 2019
Government, Business

Bankruptcy Judge Gives Sears Another Chance

Sears Seth Wenig/Associated Press

A bankruptcy judge on Feb. 7 approved a $5.2 billion plan by Sears’ chairman and biggest shareholder to keep the iconic business going.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
February 8, 2019
Business, Logistics

Walmart Expands Offerings in Bid to Stay in Retail Race With Amazon

Outside a Walmart store David J. Phillip/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Walmart may be bruised by Amazon, but it’s learning how to fight back.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
November 16, 2018
Business

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears store Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Oct. 15, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses. The question now is whether a smaller version of the company that once towered over the American retail landscape can remain viable or whether the iconic brand will be forced out of business

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
October 15, 2018
Business

Four Reasons Why Shoppers Are in the Mood to Spend

Shopper at a Target store A shopper roams a Target store. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — The store isn’t dead for Home Depot, Kohl’s, Best Buy or Target. Many traditional chains have posted strong sales, both online and at stores, as people are in a mood to spend.

Anne D’Innocenzio | Associated Press
August 29, 2018