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Move Over Amazon/WholeFoods, Here Comes Kroger/Alibaba

Kroger AlibabaKroger’s Simple Truth line of private label natural and organic products will now be available via Alibaba, the global competitor to Amazon.

“Physical store interactions will also drive more traffic to their ecommerce channel, and ultimately Kroger will want to view the physical store channel as their customer acquisition channel, and ecommerce as the convenient option for reorders. This allows both Kroger and Alibaba to own the entire customer journey and ultimately drive higher lifetime value for each consumer.”

Alibaba Deal Shows Kroger Plan To Amazon Battle Amazon Internationally – ProgressiveGrocer

Kroger Teams With Alibaba To Sell Private Label Items To Chinese Consumers – Retailwire

 

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Supreme Court Decides on South Dakota Vs. Wayfair And Online Retailers Must Charge State Taxes

The 5-4 decision, in South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc., was a victory for brick-and-mortar businesses that have long complained they are put at a disadvantage by having to charge sales taxes while many online competitors do not. And it was also a victory for states that have said that they are missing out on tens of billions of dollars in annual revenue.

How they voted:

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For most large online retailers (including Amazon — the country’s largest), the decision will have little impact, since they’ve been voluntarily paying state sales taxes for years. Instead, the burden will be on earlier-stage companies that don’t have the same sort of scale and which will be facing more operational costs as a result.

Supreme Court Sales Taxes On Internet Merchants – NYTimes