Amazon.com Inc.’s online grocery sales grew 59% in the United States last year and are expanding nearly as fast in the United Kingdom and Germany, according to an analysis from retail analytics firm One Click Retail. Amazon’s market share of U.S. online grocery sales in 2017 was 18%, double the share held by its closest competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., One Click Retail says. The firm estimates that Amazon generated $2 billion in food and beverage sales in 2017, up 59% from 2016.
Bottoms up, Wine.Woot! The wine-selling business connected to Amazon.com Inc.’s Woot.com is gone, but its founders are raising money for a venture they hope will re-create the community of wine lovers and wine producers that grew up around Wine.Woot. Amazon in late 2017 announced that it would shut down Wine.Woot, along with Amazon Wine marketplace in order to focus on selling wine via AmazonFresh, Prime Now and Whole Foods Markets, the grocery chain it purchased in 2017.
Even as some consumers were still shopping for gifts this holiday season, others were already sending things back to retailers. But returns are just getting started. Total U.S. holiday-related retail returns are expected to jump 10% year over year, to total $90 billion worth of merchandise, according to data from Optoro Inc., a technology company that works with retailers to process returns. That amount is roughly equal to the gross domestic product of the Slovak Republic.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".