Amazon news

14 September 2020
Amazon is reportedly opening a grocery store, likely under the Fresh banner, inside a Kohl’s store in California, according to reports from the Milwaukee Business Journal. Expanding the partnership Amazon will expand its partnership with US clothing and homewares retailer Kohl’s by launching this space in a Kohl’s store in La Verne California. According to the report, Kohl’s will occupy aro...
11 September 2020
Amazon has opened its second Go Grocery store in Redmond, Washington, as reported by GeekWire. Second large format Go store Amazon Go Grocery was Amazon’s first large format grocery store. It launched in February 2020 and uses the same checkout-free technology as Amazon’s Go convenience format stores, which launched in 2018. With its Go Grocery stores, Amazon evolved its range and solved li...
08 September 2020
Amazon announced John Boumphrey, formerly vice president of its European fashion division as the new boss to lead Amazon’s UK operations. Boumphrey will start his new role in mid-November Boumphrey succeeds Doug Gurr who stepped down in June to become director at the Natural History Museum in London. He will start his new role as UK country manager in mid-November. Boumphrey first joined...
03 September 2020
Amazon announced today it is creating 7,000 new permanent roles in addition to the 3,000 roles already created this year, taking the company’s total permanent workforce in the UK to more than 40,000. Recruiting for the seasonal period The company has already created 3,000 new permanent roles this year across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sort centres and delivery stations. It plans ...
01 September 2020
Whole Foods Market has opened its first permanent dark store to support online grocery deliveries in Brooklyn, New York. Amazon and Whole Foods Market collaboration In development for over a year, this store exclusively serves customers in the Brooklyn area. Teams from Amazon and Whole Foods Market collaborated on the concept which is full-staffed by Whole Foods Market associates. S...
27 August 2020
Amazon has opened its first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. First Amazon Fresh store According to Amazon, the new store will deliver consistently low prices, a more convenient shopping experience, and free same-day delivery. The store will offer a range of national brands as well as produce, meat and seafood. A range of prepared foods will also be made fresh in st...
19 August 2020
Amazon and Morrisons have announced that customers are now able to shop the full Morrisons range on Amazon.co.uk. ‘Morrisons on Amazon’ store The ‘Morrisons on Amazon’ store offers customers access to a range of thousands of Morrisons grocery products including Morrisons The Best range and Morrisons Market Street selection, along with everyday essentials. The online store has launched in Le...
12 August 2020
For the first time, ASEAN Day will include the launch of the inaugural ASEAN Online Sale Day on 8 August. An initiative for retailers to showcase their products The new initiative is supported by many retailers across the Southeast Asian markets. It is a way to encourage retailers to embrace digitalisation to reach more consumers and access new markets. Source:...
06 August 2020
Amazon is set to increase the fees it charges merchants in the UK from September 2020. 2% increase Amazon has announced it will increase seller fees by 2% due to the passing of the UK’s digital services tax. In a note to sellers, Amazon stated: “While the legislation was being passed, and as we continued our discussions with the government to encourage them to take an approach that would n...
06 August 2020
Amazon has received approval by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for a 16% investment in Deliveroo. US$575m funding round In May 2019, Amazon became the biggest investor in a US$575m investment round in Deliveroo, with the exact amount Amazon spent unknown. Deliveroo said the new investment would contribute to expanding its London based engineering team, reaching new custome...