Retail Roundup—Amazon's sales spike 23%, Tommy Hilfiger launches new app

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Amazon's quarterly profits reached $724 million. (othree / CC BY 2.0)

Amazon's sales spike 23%

Amazon has reached 20 consecutive years of double-digit sales growth, climbing 23% in the latest quarter to $35.7 billion. Quarterly profits reached $724 million and Amazon Web Services revenue gained 43%, reaching $3.66 billion. (The Seattle Times)

Tommy Hilfiger launches European app

Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with PredictSpring to build and launch the retailer’s first mobile app to target the European market. The app allows consumers in 17 countries and four languages the ability to shop directly from the brand’s Instagram feed and integrates into the Hilfiger Club loyalty program. (Yahoo Finance)

365 by Whole Foods to open fourth location 

Whole Foods announced the opening of its fourth 365 branded store, located in Austin—its first in Texas. CEO John Mackey has admitted that the introduction of the healthier, less-expensive format has been received by consumers with mixed reviews. (Supermarket News)

Barnes & Noble names new chief executive

Eight months after firing CEO Ronald Boire, Barnes & Noble has promoted Demos Parneros to the post. Parneros has served as the company's COO for the last five months. (The New York Times)