Queen’s Bank Holiday Memorial Costs Economy Almost $2 Billion | The business | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Queen’s Bank Holiday Memorial Costs Economy Almost $2 Billion | The business | ABC NewsABC News (Australia)

Former Afghan fighter pilot now fights fires as newcomers join US workforce

BOZEMAN, Mont.-Samimullah Samim flew his last mission for the Afghan Air Force a year ago, rescuing wounded soldiers from Helmand province when the country fell to the Taliban. He has returned to the skies of America, flying firefighting missions in Montana, Idaho and nearby states. Samim is the first Afghan pilot to transition to flying … Read more

Baby snatched from mother’s shopping basket in South Africa

A South African supermarket worker has been arrested after he was caught on surveillance video brazenly grabbing an 8-month-old baby from its mother’s shopping cart. The shocking ordeal unfolded at a SuperSpar store in Alberton, just outside Johannesburg, last Sunday as the mother and her daughter stood idly in front of a fridge in the … Read more

Coles and Woolworths slash prices on hundreds of products | 9 News Australia – 9 News Australia

Coles and Woolworths slash prices on hundreds of products | 9 News Australia9 News Australia

Target’s profits drop as retailers unload unwanted inventory

A glut of inventory dragged down profits at Target corp. longer than expected, raising investor concerns about the company’s response to an oversupply problem plaguing Walmart retailers Inc. to the parent of TJ Maxx. Like many retailers, Target did not anticipate the sharp turnaround in buying behavior that has occurred in recent months as shoppers, … Read more

Walmart reaches streaming deal with Paramount+

Walmart Inc. WMT 0.29% has agreed to an agreement with Paramount Global PARA 1.41% to offer the entertainment company’s Paramount+ streaming service to subscribers of Walmart’s membership program, according to people familiar with the discussions. Walmart has explored a subscription video streaming deal to attract more people to Walmart+ as it seeks to challenge Amazon.com … Read more

Chris Hyde: A simple way supermarkets can get back into our good books

Dear supermarket owners, if you take your multi-offers from perishable foods, customers will be much happier. Photo / Warren Buckland OPINION: Dear supermarket owner. Your hallways are filled with PR headaches at the moment. But it’s not just your flashy food prices that annoy your customers, it’s the way you price them. Read on, though, … Read more

Walmart considers Disney, Comcast, Paramount for streaming deal

Walmart Inc. is looking to add a major video streaming service to its Walmart+ membership program as the retailer ramps up its competition with Amazon.com Inc., according to people familiar with the situation. Walmart WMT, +0.99% executives have held talks in recent weeks to discuss a streaming deal with executives at Walt Disney Co. HAZE, … Read more

Walmart lays off hundreds of corporate workers

Walmart is cutting hundreds of corporate roles in a restructuring effort, according to people familiar with the matter, a week after the retail giant warned of falling profits. The retailer began notifying employees at its Bentonville, Ark., headquarters and other corporate offices about the restructuring, which affects various departments, including merchandising, global technology and real … Read more

Inflation is everywhere – even in TV commercials

As consumers worry about rising inflation and high gas prices, advertisers have found a new approach to selling everything from wireless plans to Cajun chicken. Walmart earlier this year pulled the plug on ads set to promote items such as fresh food and clothing after it concluded that inflation was foremost on shoppers’ minds. It … Read more