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• Prosper Insight & Analytics is out with its eighth annual survey looking into consumers' online retail preferences, concluding that Amazon remains at the top of the list with 56.4 percent of online shoppers saying that it is their first choice. Walmart's website is second, at 12.7 percent, followed by eBay at 6.3 percent, Kohl's at 6.2 percent, and Best Buy at 6.1 percent.

The survey also concludes that as shoppers become more acclimated to e-commerce, it has become easier for other companies to break into the top-50 list, including (34), (36) and (43), which made their first appearances on the list.

• In Colorado, the Daily Camera reports that personal grocery shopping service Instacart plans to expand to Boulder.

According to the story, "Boulder represents the first sub-tier market to be added by Instacart, and it would be the second — after Portland, Oregon — to launch with three stores. Instacart reached agreements with Costco, King Soopers and Whole Foods to serve customers in Boulder."
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