Amazon news

02 April 2020
We look at the actions some of the major retailers in the US have undertaken in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in four key areas; stores, supply chain, associate care and community support. Common actions Reducing operating hours to enable restocking and store cleaning, along with introduction of dedicated shopping periods for vulnerable shoppers Introduction of measure...
31 March 2020
Amazon is offering its own warehouse employees higher pay to pick and pack Whole Foods Market groceries, as reported by Reuters. Rising demand and worker shortage According to the report, Amazon is reallocating its workforce in response to an increasingly high demand and a worker shortage. Selected workers are due to see a $2 increase in pay per hour, to $19, on top of the pay increase Amaz...
25 March 2020
Having previously announced it has temporarily stopped shipping non-essentials in Italy and France, Amazon has now rolled this out to India. The retailer will now focus on shipping the products customers need the most.   Limiting non-essential orders Earlier this week, Amazon temporarily stopped taking orders on non-essential products on its sites in Italy and France. The initiative has bee...
20 March 2020
Due to significantly increased demand, Amazon has temporarily suspended its Prime Pantry grocery delivery service in the country. High order volumes Amazon Prime Pantry announced it is not accepting new orders due to high order volumes. The service enables Prime members to order products including food and beverages, alcohol, personal care and household items for delivery. Whilst Amazon sai...
18 March 2020
Amazon has announced initiatives it will take to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, whilst also supporting those directly and indirectly impacted by the virus. 100,000 new roles Amazon is creating 100,000 new full and part-time roles across its global business in its fulfilment centres and delivery network. This initiative aims to meet the increasing demand for Amazon’s products and servic...
18 March 2020
Amazon in Australia has filed revenues of AU$562m for 2019, an increase of 92.4% of the previous year, however it still hasn't made a profit. Revenue up AU$270m Having entered Australia in December 2017, the huge growth builds on the AU$292m of revenue it reported in 2018, with Amazon Prime membership one of the major contributors to the increase. Prime membership grew from AU$4.3m in 2018 ...
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...