Amazon news

20 September 2019
Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement ten years early. The Climate Pledge The Climate Pledge, launched by Amazon, is a plan to become carbon neutral by 2040 and reach the Paris climate agreement ten years early. The retailer is also asking other companies to sign the pledge. Companies that sign agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions r...
20 September 2019
Amazon Japan will begin installing Amazon Lockers in retail outlets and train stations this year. Partnering with retailers The ecommerce operator will introduce this service through partnerships with FamilyMart convenience store chain, supermarket operator Fuji Citio and Odakyu Electric Railway. The lockers will appear in dozens of retail outlets and train stations by the end of this year,...
13 September 2019
Amazon has doubled its delivery network in India ahead of its flagship sales event, Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale. Delivery network expansion Amazon has significantly expanded its supply chain network throughout India to more than 1,400 delivery stations across 750 cities. The expansion aims to strengthen Amazon’s capacity ahead of the festive season. Amazon said over 100 delivery stati...
12 September 2019
Amazon has rolled out its Prime membership service in Brazil, as it looks to further develop its offer in the market. Largest benefit offering yet The new service will hopefully drive increased loyalty for the online retailer, opening up what it describes as an the “ largest benefit offering ever made available in programme launches in 14 years of history”. Services available to those that...
10 September 2019
AmazonFresh has launched an on demand delivery option in the UK. The news was shared by Russell Jones, Country Manager, AmazonFresh UK, at IGD Amazon Vendor Leadership day 2019. Offering more flexibility Amazon Prime members in eligible areas are now able to use AmazonFresh by paying £2.99 per delivery, with a minimum order value of £40. Members are still able to choose the monthly subscrip...
10 September 2019
Deutsche Post DHL has stopped delivering fresh food for Amazon Germany, as reported by Reuters. AmazonFresh deliveries DHL will no longer deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany, which launched in Germany in 2017. A spokeswoman commented in a report in Germany’s Lebensmittel Zeitung trade publication: “The market for online ordered fresh food has been far behind expectations to dat...
09 September 2019
As Souq.com launches a same day delivery service in Saudi Arabia and Uber Eats appoints a new general manager for the country, we round up news from the country. Souq.com adds same day delivery offer Amazon-owned Souq.com has launched the Fulfilled by Souq service, which will enable shoppers in Riyadh and Jeddah who purchase goods before midday to receive their orders on the same day. The c...
02 September 2019
Asda's company secretary and general counsel Alex Simpson is to step down from his role on September 12th to take up a new position at Amazon. Key figure in Sainsbury's merger bid Alex Simpson has served for over eight years at Asda and was a key figure in issuing legal guidance during last year's now abandoned bid to merge the business with Sainsbury's. In a memo to colleagues CEO Roger...
26 August 2019
Amazon opens its largest campus and invests into Future Retail. Biggest Amazon campus in the world Located in the city of Hyderabad and able to house 15,000 employees, Amazon recently opened its latest campus and reaffirmed its commitment to the Indian ecommerce market. The 9.5 acres site will house employees from all divisions, including Amazon Web Services. The move to locate its lates...
23 August 2019
Two hour delivery times for Amazon Prime subscribers. Expansion of online business in India Amazon India has commenced its fresh grocery delivery business in India. Operating under the Amazon Fresh banner, Indian shoppers now have access to more than 5,000 items across categories such as packaged foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products and beauty care products. The service is ...