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Amazon says some customer email addresses exposed

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Amazon on Wednesday said that a website glitch accidentally exposed names and email addresses of some of the e-commerce giant’s customers. Amazon declined to disclose the extent of the software slip-up. “We have fixed the issue and informed customers who may have been …

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Shoprite eye Kenya’s retail market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Africa’s retail chain, Shoprite Holdings, plans to take advantage of disarray in Kenya’s grocery sector to open its first stores in the major East African market this year. Two of Kenya’s three top retailers – Uchumi Supermarkets and former regional giant, Nakumatt – …

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London store Harrods to remove Diana statue

London, United Kingdom | AFP | London luxury department store Harrods said Saturday it was taking down a statue of the late Princess Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and returning it to former owner Mohamed Al Fayed. Al Fayed commissioned the bronze statue, which shows his son and Diana …

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Target buys same-day delivery service for $550 mn

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Target said Wednesday it was acquiring same-day grocery delivery service Shipt for $550 million, helping the US retail titan step up its challenge to Amazon and its recently acquired Whole Foods supermarket chain. The retailer said it planned to combine its network of stores …

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