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Retail Roundup — Amazon debuts smart homes; Costco’s e-commerce jumps 43%

May 11, 2018


Amazon debuts model smart homes

Amazon has set up a model smart homes around the U.S. for consumers to experience how the company’s technology products work. Amazon has partnered with Lennar Corp. to convert some of the home construction company’s model homes into Alexa showrooms. (Reuters)

Costco e-commerce sales jump 43%

Costco reported that e-commerce sales jumped 43.1% for the month of April. Sales were up all around, as overall sales were up 12.1% in the month, and same-store sales rose 7.3%.

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