Retail Roundup—Amazon bans Australian sales; Target expands same-day delivery

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Amazon bans sales in Australia due to sales tax. (Amazon)

Amazon bans Australian sales

In response to an Australian tax law, Amazon has barred Australian consumers from purchasing on its site. The law would require online retailers to charge 10% tax on goods and services on products shipped from overseas. (The New York Times)

Target expands same-day delivery to four new states

Target, along with delivery partner Shipt, has announced the expansion of same-day delivery of groceries and other essentials to parts of Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Delivery to Indiana and Missouri is also planned for the near future. (MarketWatch)

Dollar Tree sales up 4%

Dollar Tree announced that same-store sales rose 4% in the latest quarter, along with average store sales and in-store sales. However, same-store sales for the Family Dollar banner decreased 1.1%, due in large part to bad weather. (Business Wire)

Millennials most embracing of loyalty programs

A survey by Hawk Incentives found that millennials embrace rewards and loyalty programs more than their older counterparts. And most of these consumers prefer to have their rewards in the form of prepaid and gift cards, both physical and digital. (PR Newswire)