Amazon news

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. ...
27 August 2015
Amazon is increasing its focus on the FMCG category across all geographies, as demonstrated by a number of news stories this week. AmazonFresh coming to France? In France Linéaires reports that AmazonFresh has begun approaching FMCG suppliers for listings. This follows news that the service is gearing up for an anticipated launch in the coming weeks in the UK and strong rumours that G...
10 August 2015
Amazon has agreed a 10 year lease on a former Tesco warehouse in Surrey, UK, further signalling its intent to launch AmazonFresh in the country, according to reports. Ready-made facility Amazon currently offers its grocery food operation in the US and is looking to expand its service to the UK. In a move to accelerate its expansion t he online retailer has now agreed a lease with log...
07 August 2015
Amazon in India has launched a luxury beauty store offering skincare and grooming products to both men and women. Website will offer 17 luxury brands The retailer will offer skin, body and hair products from 17 luxury brands including L’Occitane, Crabtree & Evelyn, Kama Ayurveda, Forest Essentials, Davidoff, Calvin Klein, Dermalogica, Ren, Temple Spa, Leighton Denny, Jo Hansford, Shaze, Dr....
30 July 2015
Amazon Italy has added a selection of food and household products to its website. Food ranges cover "thousands" of products The food ranges cover "thousands" of national and international brands, and are mainly products with a long shelf life. Later in the summer Amazon Italy will offer third party vendors, encouraging Italian food producers in particular, the chance to sell on the si...
27 July 2015
Amazon has submitted plans to open its first drive-thru grocery store in the US, according to local press. Convenient pick-up The Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Amazon is planning to open a 11,600 sq ft warehouse and grocery pick-up area in Sunnyvale, California. Although not named in application documents, sources have confirmed that Amazon is the likely tenant for the Sil...
24 July 2015
Amazon recorded a surprise net profit of US$92m after several loss-making quarters, sending shares soaring. The company's market capitalisation now exceeds that of Walmart for the first time. Revenue also surpassed expectations, increasing 20% to US$23.18bn or by 27% excluding foreign exchange impact. Results have sparked optimism that Amazon’s heavy investment is beginning to pay off as its flyw...
20 July 2015
In this update, we look at what's been happening at retailers across the region in the second quarter of 2015, including new private label ranges, omnichannel developments and second quarter results. Q2 results reveal strong performances Carrefour's second quarter results once again revealed the strength of its Latin American operations. Like-for-like sales were up 7% in Brazil, wh...
17 July 2015
Amazon said that its 20 th anniversary event was bigger than Black Friday in terms of unit sales and plans to run the event again. Sales growth Amazon sold more units on Prime Day than Black Friday 2014, with worldwide order growth 266% higher than the same day last year and 18% up on Black Friday. According to the company, customers ordered 24.4 million items across the markets running th...
17 July 2015
Amazon is preparing to launch its online grocery service AmazonFresh in the UK, with plans to go live as soon as September, according to reports. Disruption Rumours have been circling for some time that Amazon may be ready to expand AmazonFresh into the UK, following its successful introduction to markets on the US east and west coast. Latest indications are that it could begin operating as...