American sportswear brand Nike is no longer selling its products on Amazon. This brings to an end a pilot that lasted no less than two years. "Nike does not need Amazon", analysts agreed approvingly.
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Amazon has confirmed that it will launch a new supermarket chain, beginning with a Los Angeles store that should open early next year - at the latest. With this new concept, the company is primarily hoping to seduce the average American.
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From the beginning of next year, Dutch web shop bol.com intends to expand into fashion, anticipating the arrival of Amazon.
Amazon is making home deliveries of fresh food and groceries free-of-charge for Prime customers in the United States. This aggressive move is likely to finally lead to a breakthrough in the food sector.
Amazon wants to turn its Dutch website into a fully functional web shop in 2020. Until now, only e-books have been for sale on that Amazon.nl; for other products, Dutch customers are referred to Amazon.de.
Amazon has published rather disappointing quarterly results: although sales climbed slightly higher than expected, net profit fell by a quarter.
Clothing by Primark, the Irish chain that stubbornly refuses to start with e-commerce, is now for sale at Amazon. Does that mean the fashion discounter finally has come round to the idea? Or is there something not quite right?
Lots of consumers use marketplaces like bol.com and Amazon not just to buy products, but also as a source of information: they look for details about products, which they then buy from a physical store.
Amazon is currently in talks to make the technology behind its cashierless Go stores available to other parties, such as retailers in airports and cinemas.
Sports brand Puma and Amazon have launched a joint leisurewear label called 'Care Of', which will be exclusively for sale through Amazon's marketplace.
By 2040, Amazon wants to be completely carbon neutral. This is the promise made by CEO Jeff Bezos in a new climate commitment, motivated by employee actions. A huge fleet of electric cars would boost this objective by 2021.
The new generations of consumers are shopping radically different compared to their parents. This forces retailers to reinvent themselves drastically. But it's no reason to be intimidated: there are many opportunities. "Would you think Amazon offers such a great experience, maybe?
According to sources at Amazon, the web giant has changed the search algorithms in order to rank both its own products and more profitable products higher in the search results.
Amazon has launched a new programme to donate unsold goods to charity. The company has been attacked for systematically destroying such goods up till now.
After Apple started selling its products directly on Amazon, a lot of external sellers were banned from the platform and prices have gone up. A US watchdog looks if this is legal.
At the end of this month, Amazon will terminate its Dash order buttons. Earlier this year, the American e-commerce giant had already stopped selling the buttons, but said then they would continue to work.