Amazon is taking another step in the development of its payment system using a palm scanner: the 'Amazon One' was already trialled in a pilot project in some Amazon Fresh stores, but now the technology is also being tested in a few Whole Foods supermarkets.
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For some time now, Amazon has been far more than just an e-commerce giant. The group continuously proves this by launching all kinds of physical store concepts. The latest innovation will soon open up in London: a hairdressing salon.
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In his final letter as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos promises to pay more attention to employee well-being. "We will be the world's best employer and the world's safest place to work."
Amazon has launched a new private label for food, called 'Aplenty'. This way, the online giant reinforces its ambitions in food retail.
A majority of Amazon employees at a distribution centre in Alabama have voted against the establishment of a trade union. The workers' union accuses the e-commerce giant of intimidation and anti-union propaganda.
Belgian Colruyt Group is launching a new online platform today, where it offers discounts on large volumes of a varying selection of A-brands. Until now, Belgian consumers have mainly found such offers on foreign web shops.
With the launch of an online discount platform, Belgian Colruyt Group is going head-on against large international platforms. The retailer has been forced to do so, but the strategic turn also entails risks.
Even though Amazon saw its sales in France increase significantly, the e-commerce giant could not fully benefit from the Covid-19 pandemic. In relation to the market, the company lost ground.
Amazon has opened a second till-free "Fresh" store in the UK, just a few days after the first one. In doing so, the company is strengthening its ambitions to make its mark on British food retail.
During the corona crisis, luxury department stores proved surprisingly agile. Now they need to become stronger brands, by focusing on new services and storytelling. "Digital is a tool, not a goal," says Selvane Mohandas of sector organisation IADS.
French retail group Casino performed better than expected last year: thanks to the corona crisis, sales at convenience stores and e-commerce rose sharply. But trading profit is also on the rise, and debts are being reduced further.
Amazon is launching 'Build It', the latest project for its Day 1 Editions programme. Only when there is sufficient interest in a device or design will it be produced.
More than 70 Amazon investors are backing warehouse workers who want to form a trade union in the US. The e-commerce giant is trying to thwart these plans, but investors stood up against Amazon.
Amazon Fresh, Amazon's delivery service for fresh groceries, is on the rise in Europe: the e-commerce giant is now also delivering milk and vegetables to homes in Madrid and Milan.
The British Treasury is exploring the possibility of an online sales tax as the Covid-19 crisis accelerates the deterioration of traditional high streets across the country. The idea is not new, just controversial.
The change at the top of Amazon has far-reaching consequences for the future of the e-commerce giant. Under Andy Jassy, Amazon's cloud services grew into the group's primary profit generator. And the importance of that division will only increase.