Amazon news

16 December 2019
Morrisons is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad.  Iceland For Iceland's Christmas 2019 campaign 'The Magic of Frozen', the retailer has partnered with Disney's Frozen, ahead of the release of Frozen 2 at the end of November. The ad uses several characters from the Disney film, with each sharing their favourite part of Christmas. The retailer returns back to ...
16 December 2019
Amazon has secured the rights to stream Champions League games in Germany. Bringing Champions League football to customers Amazon has secured the rights to broadcast a range of Champions League matches and will show these on Tuesday evenings for the 2021-2022 season. The retailer has had the audio rights for the German Bundesliga since 2017, but this will be the first time it shows live gam...
26 November 2019
Amazon has launched a pop-up store on Chinese ecommerce platform Pinduoduo.  Selection of 1,000 products Pinduoduo is a group buying platform that allows shoppers to use their social network to make group purchases and benefit from discounts. Shoppers can invite their contacts to create a group to get a lower price for their purchases. Amazon has now opened a pop-up store on the platform th...
19 November 2019
Amazon has reduced the monthly membership fee for AmazonFresh in Germany. Prime members now also have the option to shop without an AmazonFresh membership and pay per delivery. Removing a significant barrier AmazonFresh, which was rolled out in Germany in 2017, offers a range of products to Prime Members in Berlin, Potsdam, Hamburg and Munich. The range includes fresh fruit and vegetables, ...
18 November 2019
Amazon is opening a physical store in Madrid, for the Black Friday event. Meanwhile, SuperSol supports animal welfare by stopping the promotion of eggs from caged hens. Separately, Auchan Spain has collaborated with Too Good To Go and introduced a sustainable mobility area. Amazon re-opens physical store in Spain Amazon has re-launched a pop-up store in Madrid for Black Friday. It will open...
14 November 2019
In the US, Amazon has made significant improvements to its grocery offer. Amazon usually launches new initiatives in the US and then replicates elsewhere, so these developments might provide a guide for your market. There are three key reasons Amazon is prioritising the US. It’s Amazon’s largest market, it’s estimated it has over 100m Prime members, it delivered $160bn net sales (68% o...
08 November 2019
Amazon has expanded its convenient delivery options for Prime members in the US in the run up to the holiday season. Delivering convenient solutions Amazon has expanded its direct-to-car delivery service for Prime members in the US this Christmas. The service, which operates via Amazon Key , is available to car owners of vehicles including; Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Volvo and Ford. ...
06 November 2019
Diageo has taken one of its priority malt whisky brands, Talisker, and used voice commerce to bring down barriers of how shoppers can engage with the brand. Speaking at IGD Live , Diageo Futures’ innovation manager, Will Harvey, and Talisker’s senior brand manager, Helen Carswell, highlighted how taste, image and complexity were three barriers they aimed to overcome by using their ‘Test and ...
06 November 2019
Technological advances and changing shopper expectations are encouraging businesses need to adapt so they can take advantage of the growth opportunities these changes are encouraging. Technology helping meet shoppers’ fundamental needs… Amazon UK’s director of consumables, Patrick Pondaven, spoke at IGD Live of how technology plays in connecting sellers with shoppers’ fundamental need...
05 November 2019
The second-largest hard discount chain in the US, Save-A-Lot, is partnering with Amazon to offer customers a range of new services. Wider roll-out planned for 2020 Save-A-Lot is introducing the Amazon PayCode service into stores initially in the St. Louis area. This enables customers to pay in cash for their Amazon purchases. The retailer will also offer Amazon Hub Locker, a secure delivery...