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Amazon prepares own sports clothing collection

Amazon is allegedly planning its own collections of sports clothing, having contacted manufacturers working for chains like Gap and Uniqlo. These are currently only producing small numbers of clothing for testing purposes.

Amazon opens pop-up bar in Tokyo

Amazon will open a pop-up bar in Tokyo’s Ginza district in order to promote liquors it has on its web shop. It will be the first time Amazon opens its very own bar.

Amazon acquired 3D body scan startup

Amazon acquired the Body Labs startup, which specializes in 3D body models, for about 50 to 70 million dollars (42 – 60 million euro).

Amazon needs to pay Europe 250 million euros in back taxes

The European Commission had some bad news for American Amazon: it needs to pay an additional 250 million euro in taxes because the Commission feels it enjoyed illegal state aid from Luxembourg for many years.

Amazon approaches European supermarket chains
  • Published in Food

Following its Whole Foods acquisition in the United States, Amazon is now planning on conquering the European food market. It has already contacted French and British supermarket chains; E.Leclerc is the first to confirm the attempts.

"Amazon eyes Carrefour acquisition"
  • Published in Food

According to a French business paper, Amazon is eyeing to acquire Carrefour in an attempt to increase its foothold in Europe. Carrefour's share suddenly became one of the biggest risers in the Paris stock exchange, even though no proof of the intents has yet been released.

Price cuts drive 25 % more customers to Whole Foods
  • Published in Food

Supermarket chain Whole Foods welcomed an additional 25 % of customers in the first few days following Amazon’s price cuts.

Amazon's fashion brand head to Europe

American Amazon presented its first collection for women to be sold in Europe. The clothing, part of the Find brand, will be sold in Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.

Analysis: price is merely the entry ticket for Amazon and Whole Foods
  • Published in Food

Amazon’s drastic price cuts for Whole Foods are merely a first step in a larger conquest plan. Innovation is the real key, analysts feel.

Does Ahold Delhaize have a future in the United States?
  • Published in Food

Over the past few months, Ahold Delhaize’s share had to deal with plenty of setbacks, mainly because of Amazon’s competition. Investor group VEB says the supermarket company has listed a few outcomes for the Belgo-Dutch group.

Amazon lowers Whole Foods prices, shocks competitors
  • Published in Food

Amazon has announced it will permanently lower a lot of prices at its newly-acquired supermarket chain Whole Foods. As a result, competitors’ shares immediately plummeted.

Whole Foods acquisition approved
  • Published in Food

American Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon’s acquisition of supermarket chain Whole Foods, which means the entire deal should be finalized before the end of the year.

Walmart will use Google to reach the digital consumer
  • Published in Food

Walmart has joined forces with Google to lure in the digital consumer. Starting in September, the American store giant will allow its customers to use Google Home to place spoken orders through their smartphone and also get them delivered at home.

Aldi will home deliver in the United States
  • Published in m-Tail

German discounter Aldi is starting one-hour deliveries for online orders in the United States, using startup Instacart. Amazon’s reaction was swift: it will test lockers in which custumers can collect items two minutes after ordering them.

Amazon wants to compete with Ticketmaster

Amazon is in talks with American event location owners to see whether it could sell tickets for their events on its web shop.

Amazon places own pick-up lockers at consumers' homes
  • Published in m-Tail

Amazon announced The Hub, a system of pick-up lockers that can be placed everywhere. They come in different sizes and can be placed both inside or outside of buildings.

Amazon's profit takes enormous hit
  • Published in m-Tail

American Amazon’s profit plummeted in the second quarter and is also lower than what analysts had predicted, despite a 25 % turnover increase.

Amazon: a looming problem for other retailers
  • Published in m-Tail

Those who thought Amazon’s growth would slow down, were wrong: the company is now worth more than 500 billion dollars. The Amazon effect is even troubling other retailers and investors. How should they react?

Amazon launches physical payment solution Amazon Pay Places
  • Published in m-Tail

Amazon launched Amazon Pay Places in a limited amount of locations, which enables users of Amazon’s mobile app to place orders and check out in physical locations.

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