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Amazon trials supermarket without cash registers
  • Published in Food

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.

Amazon workload prompts suicide attempt
  • Published in m-Tail

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.

Amazon fights fake reviews with new rules
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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.

Fiat Chrysler starts online sales at Amazon

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.

How Amazon, Alibaba and Walmart fight for global domination

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. 

Will Amazon launch own cleaning service?
  • Published in m-Tail

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 launches cheap Prime subscription in China
  • Published in m-Tail

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.

Amazon turnover up 29 % again
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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.

Four Belgians rank among best-performing CEO's in the world

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.

Luxury brands still do not want to work with Amazon
  • Published in m-Tail

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.

Amazon seeks to open food supermarkets
  • Published in Food

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.

Greenyard Foods buys stake in Indian web shop
  • Published in Food

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.

Amazon brings Handmade platform to Europe
  • Published in m-Tail

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 files complaint against Amazon Dash
  • Published in m-Tail

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 aims to open dozens of new pop-up stores
  • Published in m-Tail

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 deliver meals at home in London
  • Published in Food

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.

Amazon.de welcomes Dutch customers in native language
  • Published in m-Tail

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 sells directly through Japanese cooking show
  • Published in m-Tail

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.

Amazon presents its first cargo plane
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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.

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