Online giant Amazon denies it has plans to create a supermarket chain with more than 2,000 locations. The rumours surfaced when it became clear that Amazon was trialing a supermarket without cash registers.
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American store chain Walmart has opened a new type of store, called Walmart Pickup and Fuel: it is a hybrid between a gas station, a grocery store and a pick-up point for online orders.
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What if ... you could walk into a store, grab what you need and walk back out again? With that simple question, Amazon launched a bomb shell in the supermarket world. Amazon Go is convenience 4.0 and a wake-up call for food retailers.
Amazon is trialing a supermarket without cash registers in its home town Seattle. Currently, only staff can test the store, but regular consumers should be able to shop there next year.
An Amazon employee has sustained injured after he jumped off the company's main building in Seattle, in what apparently was a suicide attempt because of the American web shop's intense workload.
American web shop Amazon has created a new rule for user reviews: customers can only rate five items every week, in an attempt to ward off fake reviews.
Car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler is going to sell some of its cars online, on the Amazon platform. The first step is to sell three models on Amazon's Italian web shop, with an additional discount to entice consumers.
In order to conquer the huge Chinese market, Walmart is counting on its strategic partnership with JD.com, while Amazon and Alibaba have found each other as well. A battle of the titans has erupted, and not just in China.
Amazon has published several job openings for "home assistants", who should help Amazon customers to keep their home tidy and clean. It therefore seems the company is planning a cleaning service.
Amazon has launched a cheaper version of its subscription service Prime in China, nearly half as cheap as elsewhere although it also has fewer services.
American online retailer Amazon's third quarter turnover grew 29 % to 32.7 billion dollars (30 billion euro), but nevertheless, the analysts were not satisfied with its performance.
In this year's list of 100 best-performing CEO's in the world, compiled by Harvard Business Review, there are four Belgians, but no Dutch CEO's at all. Among them two retailers, as Heineken and Colruyt are led by Belgians.
Despite Amazon's annual growth, its massive customer base and the forecast that it will become the largest clothing seller in the United States next year, luxury brands are still wary of the platform.
Online retailer Amazon is working on a network of smaller food supermarkets in an attempt to gain a larger foothold in the food distribution industry.
Belgian fruit and vegetable company Greenyard Foods aims to become more active online, showing its intentions with a stake in the Indian vegetable and fruit web shop MeraKisan.
In a move to counter Etsy, Amazon has added its Handmade at Amazon platform, which sells hand-made items, to its websites in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.