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Costco is now selling disaster kits for all you preppers out there

by Jason
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Image: costco  Prepping for the end of the world just got way easier. Beloved bulk retailer Costco is now offering a “1 Year Emergency Food Kit” for anyone who’s getting ready to hunker down at the possibility of disaster. It seems like a pretty simple and smart move for the store, which already sells items in bulk.  The kit will run you $999.99, which is actually pretty reasonable considering it comes with 6,200 servings of food, which is apparently enough to feed one person for an entire year on a 1,200 calorie diet.  According to the kit’s description on Costco’s […]

Walmart and Amazon are battling for retail’s future. Is anyone else in the running?

by Jason
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Image: Getty Images How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That’s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon’s blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerceit’s coming for your real-world stores too. Walmart is attacking from the other direction. Already established as the dominant U.S. store with more than 11,000 locations, it is now on a buying spree to establish itself as an ecommerce player. Everyone else faces a very tough way forward. Many department stores and clothing […]