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Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

Southwest Airlines to Challenge Rivals at O’Hare and in Houston

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: October 12th, 2020
New service will take on United and American, as the carriers fight Covid-19’s impact.
Walmart expands fashion focus with new private clothing label for men and women

Walmart expands fashion focus with new private clothing label for men and women

By: Melissa Repko
Source: CNBC
Date of Publication: September 21st, 2020
Walmart is launching Free Assembly, a private label of men’s and women’s clothing, which will sell online and in stores. The big-box retailer’s leaders have looked beyond the grocery aisles and sought to sell more general merchandise to turn e-commerce into a profitable business. With the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart has a new opportunity to grab market share from apparel retailers like J.C. Penney that have filed for bankruptcy protection and others, such as Kohl’s and Macy’s, that have seen sales drop. Yet Walmart still has to prove it can keep up with consumer tastes and provide good value in the fickle fashion world.
COVID-19 Isn’t All Good News for Purell

COVID-19 Isn’t All Good News for Purell

By: Seth Stevenson
Source: Slate
Date of Publication: June 2nd, 2020
Can the company keep up with demand—and maintain its dominance in the hand sanitizer market?
Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams

Slack partners with Amazon to take on Microsoft Teams

By: Tom Warren
Source: The Verge
Date of Publication: June 4th, 2020
Slack is partnering with Amazon in a multiyear agreement that means all Amazon employees will be able to start using Slack. The deal comes just as Slack faces increased competition from Microsoft Teams, and it will also see Slack migrate its voice and video calling features over to Amazon’s Chime platform alongside a broader adoption of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Airlines Add Flights as Travel Slowed by the Coronavirus Starts to Pick Up_WSJ

Airlines Add Flights as Travel Slowed by the Coronavirus Starts to Pick Up

By: Alison Sider
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: June 4th, 2020
American Airlines Group Inc. on Thursday joined other carriers in restoring some flying that was curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic, as parts of the country start to reopen.
Restaurants Take Heed: Uber Eats May Soon Own Your Relationship with Customers

Restaurants Take Heed: Uber Eats May Soon Own Your Relationship with Customers

By: Robert Bardunias
Source: FSR Magazine
Date of Publication: May 27th, 2020
With fresh news that Uber Technologies, Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire Grubhub Inc., restaurant owners who outsource delivery should be warned: The risk of a third-party platform effectively owning the relationship with your customers just increased. Dramatically.