A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology…

Amazon Crushing Its Retail Competitors (Business Insider)
Amazon’s apparel and accessories business is one of its key growth categories and is forecast to see steady expansion, eventually replacing Macy’s as the largest US apparel retailer by 2017. In the first quarter of this year, Amazon’s apparel sales jumped 19%, while Walmart and Target each saw 1% and 5% year-over-year dip, respectively.

A Need to Survive Keeps Feuding Newspapers Together in New Marketing Venture (Street Fight)
Tom Grubisich: A month ago, four major newspaper chains proudly announced the founding of Nucleus Marketing Solutions, a partnership that would help them compete with “the platforms.” Today, one of the chains, Tribune Publishing, is threatening another, Gannett, with a “poison pill” strategy to prevent a hostile takeover.

McDonald’s Leads Quick Serve Food Category in Foot Traffic (GeoMarketing)

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Source: Street Fight