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A Kohl’s department store in Jersey City New Jersey

Kohl's operates some 1,160 stores, so this arrangement at 10 locations will hardly move the needle, but some Wall Street analyst surmised a broader rollout would come later. Amazon Echo was the retail giant's first ever product that redefined an entire category of smart products, and today you will be pleased to learn that you can grab a hold of this fantastic piece of tech for a price of just $79.99.

Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) is joining forces with Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) to add Google Home's functionalities to its stores.

Amazon will have space dedicated to its devices, smart home products and accessories in 10 Kohl's stores in Chicago and Los Angeles, Kohl's said Wednesday. They will also showcase the use of these products for creating a smart home experience powered by the Alexa voice assistant.

The partnership lets Kohl's ride Amazon's coattails and provides another way to drive traffic to its brick-and-mortar locations.

QVC's Echo deal also bundles a 2-month Amazon Music Unlimited subscription and a 2-month Audible subscription. Kohl's, Macy's and Dillard's all reported a drop in a key sales figure last month for their latest quarters.

Home Depot faces less pressure from the online realm. "It's a great example of innovation coming home for U.S. Bank customers". For Amazon, it gets its devices in front of more people to touch and try them. Up until now, Google has struggled to compete with Amazon in this category. Devices for sale will include the Echo. That's not all - if you have an Amazon account then you can order stuff using your voice too. The company completed its purchase of Whole Foods on August 28, and immediately started lowering prices and adding new features.

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