Amazon news

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...
31 January 2020
Amazon's net sales increased by 21% to US$87.4bn and operating income was up 2% at US$3.9bn for Q4, ending 31 st December. Growth driven by services Total sales growth is being driven by Amazon’s services, which grew by 33% to US$36.9bn. For instance, Amazon Advertising grew 41% to US$4.8bn; third-party sellers services increased 30% to US$17.4bn; Amazon Web Services increased 34% to US$9....
24 January 2020
Amazon has announced plans to develop brick-and-mortar ‘Digital Haats’ to help bring more small and medium businesses online. Located around major manufacturing hubs The Digital Haats will be located in Indian cities, particularly around major manufacturing hubs. These will offer services that will enable small and medium sized businesses to digitise. Services offered will include ecommerce...
21 January 2020
Amazon is due to roll out 10,000 electric delivery vehicles in India by 2025, in a bid to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. Over 20 cities The fully electric vehicles (EVs), which are a combination of three-wheeled rickshaws and four-wheeled vehicles, will be operating this year in over 20 cities, including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore. The mo...
21 January 2020
Amazon is set to launch Marketplace in the Netherlands later this year, making products from Dutch and international sellers available to customers. Registration for third-party sellers Amazon has operated a website in the Netherlands since 2014, where it has since sold books. As well as this, customers in the Netherlands have been able to shop on Amazon’s German website using a Dutch langu...
20 January 2020
It’s been almost two years since Amazon Go opened to the public in Seattle. We visited a recently opened store in New York to see how the format is evolving. Over the last two years, the network has grown to 24 stores across four cities, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. The retailer has opened in a mix of locations, with a range of different footprints, typically 1,000 to 1,500 sq...