Amazon news

13 March 2020
Amazon has reportedly secured retail space in London’s Notting Hill area for the launch of its checkout-free Amazon Go store concept in the UK, according to reports from The Times. 20,000 sq ft space According to the report, the retailer is close to exchanging contracts to rent a supermarket size 20,000 sq ft unit for its Amazon Go concept. Within the Go stores, sensors and cameras track it...
12 March 2020
Hospitality group, OTG, is partnering with Amazon for its ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. It will be deployed at its CIBO Express Gourmet Markets, a convenience store format developed for travel locations. Launching at Newark airport The first sites will go live on March 16 at Newark Liberty’s Terminal C airport, which serves the New York area. It will be followed by additional stores at Newark...
11 March 2020
Amazon has launched a full online store in the Netherlands, offering customers access to more than 100 million products. Products across 30 categories Amazon has operated a website in the Netherlands since 2014, and previously only books could be purchased from its online store. On Amazon.nl, customers can now shop from more than 100 million products across 30 categories. The offer inclu...
10 March 2020
Amazon is set to sell its cashier-less technology, used in its Go stores, to other retailers, as reported by Reuters. Just Walk Out Amazon launched a website for its new initiative, Just Walk Out, inviting retailers to inquire about the service and answering various questions. Just Walk Out enables retailers to leverage Amazon’s cashier-less technology in their stores, which the retailer...
06 March 2020
Amazon’s latest physical retail concept comes in the form of rotating pop-up stores in the US, featuring new themes and brands updated regularly, as reported by GeekWire. Rotating themes Amazon’s six Pop Up stores are located in California, Illinois, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas, with its newest store located in Seattle, Washington. As a physical extension of Amazon.com, Amazon Pop Up offers...
05 March 2020
Amazon has opened “mini-fulfillment centres”, in four US cities, with the aim of speeding up same-day deliveries. Philadelphia, Phoenix, Orlando and Dallas The new “mini fulfillment centres”, which are about the tenth of the size of a traditional fulfillment centre (around 100,000 square feet), will reduce the time needed to carry out a same-day delivery down to just a few hours for Prime m...
02 March 2020
We visited the new Amazon Go Grocery format in Seattle, the retailer’s larger format store featuring its just walk-out technology which opened last week. Largest store to launch This new store format at 14,000 sq ft is significantly larger than the 24 Amazon Go stores which have opened to date. Most of these stores sit within the 1,000-2,000 sq ft range. This store adopts the fresh green an...
26 February 2020
Amazon has opened its first large format grocery store with Just Walk Out technology in Seattle. The store is 7,700 square feet in the front of the house and 10,400 square feet overall, making it the largest use of Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology to date. Amazon Go Grocery In January 2018, Amazon opened its new Amazon Go concept in Seattle to the general public, marking the first checko...
11 February 2020
Whole Foods Market is hosting pop-up dinners in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Atlanta to showcase its range of Italian products. An evening of discovery The retailer’s wine and culinary experts, along with Italian cheesemakers and prosciutto suppliers will host the ‘A Little Italy’ events. The one-night only dinners will feature an authentic, family-style meal composed of six courses. A...
03 February 2020
With the natural and organic specialists, Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare, announcing plans to close almost all their stores, we look at what’s driving the exodus of retailers from this segment. Experiential retail Lucky’s Market and Earth Fare were often held up as retailers showcasing what the future of food retail could look like. Smaller format supermarkets, compelling in-store design, se...