Amazon news

14 July 2015
As Walmart takes on Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’ the bigger news may be the change in its free shipping program. Walmart focuses on EDLP approach Following on from Amazon’s announcement last week that it would introduce a range of promotions exclusively for its Prime members to mark its 20th anniversary on July 15, Walmart is planning its own series of promotions. While the focus of its campaign, w...
06 July 2015
Amazon has announced that it will introduce a day of promotions exclusively for Prime members to mark its 20th anniversary on 15 July. Black Friday in the summer Amazon has compared this newly created event to black Friday, saying that Prime Day will offer even more deals than its November equivalent. The company plans to introduce thousands of lightning deals, six popular Deals of the ...
02 July 2015
The Chinese online grocery market is set to be worth almost $180bn by 2020 – nearly five times its current value of $41bn, according to IGD’s Top 10 Online Grocery Markets report. In other leading markets, online growth is expected to continue at double-digit rates. This makes investment in the channel essential for companies wishing to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving multichannel shopper....
30 June 2015
Amazon introduces its one-hour rapid delivery service Prime Now in Central London. First international expansion Amazon has announced the launch of Prime Now, offering one-hour delivery on tens of thousands of everyday essential items, through a mobile app in London. The service launched today in selected postcodes in Central London, with plans to reach all of London and additional cities b...
30 June 2015
Following the launch of a Kindle store in Mexico in 2013, the retailer has now announced that it is open for business with a full site on amazon.com.mx. Growing online selection Amazon has opened its new site with a selection of thousands of items in categories including consumer electronics, entertainment, sports & outdoors, kitchen & home, health & personal care and baby. The company plans ...
25 June 2015
Recognising the booming maternal and baby market in China, Amazon has formally launched the Amazon Family membership scheme, targeted at pregnant women and families with children. The same scheme is already operating successfully in the US, Canada, France, Austria, Germany and the UK. Three core attractions These are designed to meet the needs of the new generation of Chinese mothers, ...
29 May 2015
Amazon is planning to expand its Amazon Elements private label range to include grocery and household essentials, according to business insiders. Trademark registered Earlier this month Amazon registered the Amazon Elements trademark for more than two dozen categories including coffee, soup, pasta, water, vitamins, pet food and household items such as cleaning products and razors. The W...
28 May 2015
Amazon has tied up with local stores and suppliers to offer an AmazonFresh style selection of fresh groceries in China Curated marketplace offering Amazon's new fresh product categories in China include fruit and vegetables, meat, seafood and cakes. The layout of the site uses appealing images and descriptions similar to AmazonFresh. However, unlike AmazonFresh in the US, in China the compa...
26 May 2015
Amazon has restructured its business and will reportedly begin paying corporation tax in the UK and other EU countries. Corporation tax in the UK Amazon has restructured its UK business into a London-based subsidiary and is ready to begin paying corporation tax in the UK for the first time rather than Luxembourg, according to reports. The move follows a government investigation into big ...
18 May 2015
[Video 4m 05s] What are the latest key developments and innovations in food and consumer goods retailing that businesses need to know about? IGD's Gavin Rothwell explores the highlights that should be on your radar during May and beyond.