Amazon news

23 October 2020
Free one-hour pickup is now available at all Whole Foods Market locations across the US for Amazon Prime members. Available at all US locations The service is available from the Amazon app or Amazon.com. Categories include fresh produce, meat and seafood, seasonal products, everyday items, and locally sourced products. Free one-hour pickup is available on orders of $35 or more. Prime member...
12 October 2020
Amazon has launched its first custom electric delivery vehicle in the US in partnership with electric vehicle manufacturer, Rivian. Meanwhile, Asda has also launched a trial of a new form of electric assisted cargo bike. Amazon’s first custom electric delivery vehicle Amazon has launched the electric delivery vehicle as part of its Climate Pledge. The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon...
28 September 2020
In response to more consumers staying at home, retailers in Japan are investing more in their online grocery offer. Convenience stores expanding into delivery In May 2020, Lawson expanded the scope of stores offering the Uber Eats food delivery service to include some stores in 10 prefectures across Japan. Lawson started offering the delivery service in August 2019, initially within Tokyo. ...
24 September 2020
Amazon has rolled out its Amazon Fresh service to new locations in the UK. The delivery service is launching in Leeds, Wakefield, and Bradford Amazon Prime members outside of London and the South of England, can now order from tens of thousands of products from Amazon Fresh. It offers free delivery for orders over £40 and same-day delivery for orders placed before 9pm. Products from Boot...
16 September 2020
Amazon has rolled out its Prime membership service in Turkey, as it looks to further develop its offer in the market. Increasing loyalty Amazon launched in Turkey in 2018, offering products across a range of categories including electronics, personal care, baby, home, computer and office, and books. Amazon has now launched its Prime membership service in the market, giving customers access ...
14 September 2020
Amazon has partnered with Australian department store chain Myer to introduce its Amazon Hub parcel collection service in Myer’s stores. Hub counters in 21 stores The Amazon Hub parcel pickup points will be rolled out to 21 of Myer’s stores. The service allows Amazon customers to select a Myer store location as their delivery location upon checkout for delivery to an Amazon Hub location. On...
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 ...