Amazon news

06 August 2019
We’ve hosted several retail safaris, or immersive study tours, in the US this year. We highlight three stores which showcased some of the best fresh food executions, as delegates looked for inspiration on how to compete beyond price, build destination status and drive traffic.  New Seasons Market, Seattle: visual merchandising  New Seasons Market is a premium focused, neighbourhood grocer. ...
06 August 2019
Whole Foods Market is introducing a new range of party goods and supplies in the US through a tie-up with the lifestyle gifting brand, Packed Party. Could this be an opportunity to create a larger destination zone within its stores? Good alignment between both brands The partnership with Packed Party will enable Whole Foods Market to create party destination zones within its stores. Packed ...
01 August 2019
Amazon has launched a new business-to-business private label brand, called AmazonCommercial. First-ever B2B private label brand AmazonCommercial is Amazon’s first range of private label B2B products. The range was added to Amazon’s website in June 2019, and offers products including paper towels, tissues and toilet rolls for its business base. The new brand joins a number of Amazon priva...
26 July 2019
Amazon's net sales increased by 20% to $63.4bn. Net income grew to $2.6bn for the second quarter, compared to $2.5bn in second quarter 2018.   Net income increased to $2.6bn Amazon’s net income increased to $2.6bn in the second quarter. The retailer is investing $800m in its one-day Prime delivery option . Its profitable Amazon Web Services (AWS) division has seen a slowing of growth. In Q...
18 July 2019
Amazon is described as the “everything store” but food and consumer goods are particularly important to it. With shoppers on average conducting 24 grocery shopping trips a month, Amazon wants to benefit from the high frequency of purchase to drive traffic to its websites. This will help it to attract more vendors, increase its selection, intensify competition and provide a better customer exper...
18 July 2019
Amazon Prime Day started on 15 th July this year, and lasted for 48 hours, the longest Prime Day so far. The event was the largest sales day in Amazon history, with more than one million exclusive deals for Prime members. Biggest shopping event in Amazon history Prime Day is Amazon’s summer sales event, where Prime members in various countries are offered exclusive discounts on more than o...
05 July 2019
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will look into the details of Amazon’s significant investment in food courier service Deliveroo. $575m funding round In May, Amazon became the biggest investor in a $575m investment round in Deliveroo , with the exact amount Amazon spent unknown. Deliveroo said the new investment will contribute to expanding its London based engineeri...
01 July 2019
Amazon has announced it has expanded its AmazonFresh service to offer one- and two- hour delivery in Las Vegas across a range of products. Rapid delivery on thousands of products Amazon has rolled out its AmazonFresh service to Las Vegas, where Prime members can now shop thousands of products across multiple categories. These categories include fresh groceries and everyday essentials, beaut...
26 June 2019
Amazon launches new specialist beauty store in the US, designed to cater for industry professionals. Developing the beauty offer Amazon has launched a new beauty store in the US, designed to cater for professionals in the industry. The online platform offers beauty professionals including barbers, stylists and beauty therapists more convenient access to specialist products typically foun...
13 June 2019
Amazon has announced it will close its US Amazon Restaurants delivery business, as reported by GeekWire. Closure of the service Amazon is set to close its Amazon Restaurants service later this month. The food delivery service launched in Seattle in 2015, offering Prime members meal delivery using the Amazon Restaurants website or via the Prime Now app. Amazon Restaurants was available acros...