(Alan Rappa)

The list of cities in which consumers can get one-hour delivery service on a plethora of products like paper towels, shampoo, books, toys and other essential everyday times from Amazon now includes Dallas. The company’s Prime Now, which already services Miami, Baltimore and New York City, is available to customers enrolled in Amazon Prime, which costs $99 a year and comes with free two-day shipping on thousands of items. [Amazon]

(Mike Mozart)

Zambia Will Soon Be The Home Of The Whopper

Burger King has spent this decade changing up its business model and potentially the way the entire fast food business works. Part of their bold strategy has been rapid international expansion with the help of their franchisees. What’s the next big growth market for the chain? Africa. [More]

(Ron Dauphin)

Walmart Spending $270M On Canadian Expansion; Plans To Build 29 Supercenters In The Frozen North

Early this year, Walmart announced the opening of 11 new supercenters in Canada in the first month of the year, but that retail expansion pales in comparison to the company’s latest venture. The big box store now plans to invest $270.1 million with our neighbors to the north and open 29 additional stores. [More]

Is A Worldwide Netflix Expansion Coming Soon?

Is A Worldwide Netflix Expansion Coming Soon?

If you envy your American and Canadian friends’ access to Netflix, you may not have much longer to wait until you receive red envelopes of your very own. Our friends at Hacking Netflix noticed something interesting in “employment” section of the company’s website. They’re looking for quality assurance analysts who speak one of many languages, which signals a massive Netflix rollout in Asia, South America, and Europe. [More]

Walmart Aims For Store In D.C.

Walmart Aims For Store In D.C.

Now that Walmart has finally triumphed over Chicago, it’s setting its sites on the remaining urban markets that have so far resisted the retailer. The Washington Post says an unnamed source has told them that Walmart is in final negotiations with a plot of land “on New York Avenue NE near the intersection of Bladensburg Road.” The area currently houses an auto parts shop and a strip club, among other businesses. [More]

Walmart Prepares For New Push Into Major Urban Areas

Walmart Prepares For New Push Into Major Urban Areas

If you live in Chicago, New York City, or Philadelphia, expect to start hearing some noise about Walmart in the coming months. The retailer has announced that it’s going to “step up efforts to mobilize local political support” so that it can finally open stores in those cities, reports the Financial Times.

Dunkin' Donuts Suing Its Own Small Franchisees Out Of Existence

Dunkin' Donuts Suing Its Own Small Franchisees Out Of Existence

If your favorite Dunkin’ Donuts shop is an…

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Best Buy announced today that they’ll be opening stores in Mexico later this year. We can’t wait for our first story where someone buys a hard drive and opens the box to find it’s been replaced with a piñata.

A Starbucks Inside Every Starbucks

Tucked into this article about the math and money behind placing Starbucks across the street from one another is this nifty quote.