Amazon news

17 November 2021
Sainsbury’s is set to open its own checkout free trial store using Amazon technology. The store will be located opposite Sainsbury’s HQ, apparently in the same unit where Sainsbury’s previously operated a checkout free store trial in 2019. Over three months customers could use the Smart ShopScan, Pay & Go app to make purchases using only their smartphone, however the trial was ended after six ...
03 November 2021
Deepavali (or Diwali) is the biggest festival celebrated in India. It symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness and celebrants prepare by cleaning, renovating, and decorating their homes and workplaces, wear their finest clothes, illuminate their homes, perform worship ceremonies, partake in family feasts, and share gifts. As India recovers from the pandemic and eases movement restr...
29 October 2021
Amazon's net sales increased by 15% year-on-year (YoY) to US$110.8bn, with operating profits decreasing by 21% to US$4.9bn. Rate of growth slowed Despite the sales increase, the growth rate was down on the 37% increase seen in Q3 last year, reflecting the deceleration of online sales after the pandemic surge. Operating income decreased 21% to $4.9 billion in the third quarter, compared w...
07 October 2021
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...
27 September 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened consumer spending during Deepavali in 2020, but online retailers and suppliers in India are now preparing for ‘revenge spending’ that will likely boost demand during India’s biggest festive season this year. Consumers are eager to fulfil their wants vs. last year’s focus on needs Shoppers in India are now looking forward to go out and celebrate festivities with ca...
16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...
16 September 2021
Major national convenience retailer Co-op has set out its goal to more than double its sales through online platforms from £70m to £200m by the end of the current year. The key focuses for driving this growth are to be a new partnership with Amazon Prime and the roll-out of Starship autonomous vehicle deliveries to more areas. Amazon partnership to go national following Glasgow trial The sa...
10 September 2021
Amazon has announced it will launch its Just Walk Out technology at two Whole Foods Market stores in Washington, D.C. and Sherman Oaks, California next year.  Hybrid in-store payment Shoppers at the two Whole Foods Market stores will have the option to skip the checkouts and shop with Just Walk Out technology, or checkout via the store’s self-checkout lanes. They will be greeted by a Whole ...
03 September 2021
Amazon has launched a dedicated app to enable them to make decisions on crops using machine learning technology. It has also launched a Kisan (farmer) Store for farmers on Amazon.in. Dedicated mobile app Amazon has launched the programme, called Reactive and Proactive Crops, to provide farmers with real-time advice and information and cutting edge technology. Sameer Khetarpal, Director, ...
03 September 2021
Amazon has launched Amazon.eg in Egypt, a rebranding of Souq.com. Amazon rebrands Souq Amazon.eg has been rebranded from Souq.com, an ecommerce platform which Amazon acquired in 2017 in the Middle East. Shoppers’ account information for Souq.com was automatically transferred to the new site. In June 2020, Amazon also converted the Souq website in Saudi Arabia to Amazon.sa. In January 202...