Amazon news

13 January 2016
Two of the world's largest retailers, Amazon and Walmart have announced expansion plans for their businesses in the south of India. New Amazon grocery trial to kick off in February 2016 According to local press reports, Amazon is set to launch its online grocery service in Bengaluru at the start of 2016. The trial will be a hybrid of its 'Kirana Now' service, which launched in March 2015...
07 January 2016
The online retailer has announced it is adding thousands more products to its Pantry service. Christopher North, the UK boss of the online retailer, said it plans to grow its Pantry service in 2016, which comes on the back of the launch of Pantry in the UK in November 2015. North also confirmed that Amazon’s Prime service, which offers one-hour delivery, will be expanded throughout the UK in 2...
22 December 2015
In this round up we look at new retailer partnerships, expansion plans, pure play retailer acquisitions and also where Amazon is set to next test out its drone delivery service. Spencer's Retail acquires Indian pure play retailer Spencer's Retail has entered the online grocery market in India via the acquisition of Delhi-based online pure play startup meragrocer.com. The acquisition wil...
10 December 2015
In a new video from Amazon, ex-Top Gear Host, Jeremy Clarkson, has unveiled the latest Prime Air delivery drone.  Less than three hour delivery times The video showcases the drone, which has components of both planes and helicopters, preparing and making a delivery to a family. Amazon’s Prime Air service will deliver packages up to 2.26kg via drones or unmanned aerial vehicles. It is belie...
24 November 2015
Amazon in Japan has introduced a one hour delivery service across central Tokyo. New service offers 18,000 products While the service is currently operating in eight areas across Tokyo, Amazon has plans to increase the delivery zones in stages. The service is available to Amazon Prime members with a minimum order spend of ¥2500 (c.US$20), plus there is an additional delivery charge of ¥890 ...
13 November 2015
Amazon has launched Prime Pantry in the UK and at the same time is offering a time limited £20 discount on Prime membership ahead of Black Friday. Low priced essentials, everyday sizes Amazon Prime Pantry is a new nationwide service exclusive to Amazon Prime members, offering 4,000 low-priced essentials in everyday sizes, including groceries, household, health & beauty and baby items. Sh...
23 October 2015
Amazon built on its Q2 success with another profitable quarter in Q3, its fourth in a row, supported by growth from its AWS cloud computing division. Net profit reached $79m and operating income was $406m, against an operating loss of $544m a year ago. Meanwhile total net sales jumped 23% to $25.4bn. Highlights during the quarter included the launch of Amazon Prime Pantry in Germany and Japan,...
09 October 2015
Following its success in the US, Amazon has launched Amazon Pantry exclusively for Prime members in Germany. First international market Amazon is making stocking up on everyday grocery and health & beauty essentials easier for its Amazon Prime members in Germany with the launch of Amazon Pantry. For a €4.99 delivery fee, shoppers may now load up a 20kg box with individual packs of a...
29 September 2015
Amazon has started selling chilled and frozen foods online as it extends its FMCG reach in the UK, leading to more speculation over the widely anticipated launch of AmazonFresh. One hour delivery of chilled and frozen items Amazon has introduced new items from the chilled and frozen category via its Amazon PrimeNow rapid delivery service, which offers Amazon Prime members one- or tw...
23 September 2015
Amazon.fr has launched two new sites - grocery, and beers, wines and spirits - which stock more than 34,000 products between them. Ranges could be extended The food site carries the majority of the products (30,000) across more than 25 categories. They include brands, local products and specialist ranges like gluten-free. The ranges could be extended, depending on customers' reactions. ...