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.
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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.
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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.
German consumer organization Verbraucherzentrale has announced to sue Amazon because of its Amazon Dash launch, as it feels the order button violates several laws.
Amazon has plans to considerably increase its presence in physical retail, with dozens more pop-up stores in shopping centres all across the United States over the next 12 months alone.
Amazon will launch a meal delivery service in London, catered to bring restaurant meals to its Amazon Prime Now subscribers. The move pits it against competitors like Deliveroo and Just Eat, in a highly competitive market.
Dutch Amazon.de customers will now be able to browse the site in their own native language. Customer service is now also made available in Dutch.
Amazon is set to launch its own cooking show in Japan, with a chef who prepares several local specialties. Viewers can order several dishes from the show directly on Amazon.
American online retailer Amazon presented its first cargo plane, the first of what should become a entire fleet. The Boeing 767-300, transformed into a transportation plane, prominently features "Prime Air" on its side, alongside the Amazon logo.
American Amazon launched a Chinese version of its Japanese web shop, hoping to capture part of the Chinese market currently dominated by the Chinese Alibaba Group.
Amazon launched its Amazon Dash device in the United Kingdom. Customers can use it to scan bar codes and those items will automatically be ordered at Amazon.
Online retailer Amazon is doing very well lately: in its past quarter, it achieved another record profit, for the third time in a row. It is also its fifth straight profitable quarter.
Online giant Amazon plans to invest 500 million euro in Italy, where it wants to build a major logistics center near Rome, which should open its doors next year.