Tag: Amazon

Retail Trends

Amazon to launch pop-up vaccination centre at its headquarters

January 22, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon is set to open a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at its headquarters this weekend to help “turn the page” on the virus as quickly as possible. Amazon will launch the clinic in partnership with Virginia Mason Medical Centre in […]

E-payment & Data Security, Tech

What’s next for data privacy?

January 21, 2021

Via: RetailWire

At a CES 2021 session featuring privacy experts from, Google and Twitter, panelists agreed that, while data transparency is critical, a “patchwork” of privacy rules across areas may increasingly undermine the benefits of the internet. “We learned [in 2020] […]

FMCG products, Retail Types

Amazon to launch 3 new high-tech physical “Fresh” stores

January 20, 2021

Via: Charged

Amazon has made another major push into physical grocery retail and has announced the launch of three new high-tech Amazon Fresh grocery stores across the US. The online retail giant opened the doors to a new 38,000sq ft Fresh grocery […]

E-commerce, FMCG products, Retail Types

Is Amazon on its way to becoming America’s favorite grocer?

January 14, 2021

Via: RetailWire

A new survey finds that has become the preferred source of groceries for the largest number of Americans. The findings, introduced yesterday during a streaming session at the NRF Big Show 2021, were based on a survey of 10,000 […]

Retail Trends

Retail Sales Grew 3% Over Extended Holiday Purchase Period — And the Season Isn’t Over Yet

January 5, 2021

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Preliminary holiday 2020 results have proven unsurprising so far: analysts expect modest year-over-year growth fueled by a massive increase in ecommerce activity across a longer-than-usual season. In fact, the impacts of the most unique holiday in decades are still being […]

E-commerce, Retail Types, Suppliers

Which 2020 returns options will stick?

December 29, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Never before have consumers had so many options for returning unwanted holiday gifts. Some may help retailers handle what’s expected to be a record haul of returns this year. Among the expanded options being offered: Extended holiday return windows: A […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon’s Move Into the Malls

December 16, 2020

Via: Retail TouchPoints

With the ongoing retail apocalypse, we all knew this day was coming and it has happened much earlier than expected due to the pandemic. As more retail chains file for bankruptcy and close more stores amidst the ongoing pandemic, Amazon […]

E-commerce, Retail Types

Amazon accused of failing to comply with COVID-19 investigation into worker safety

December 15, 2020

Via: Charged

Amazon is being forced by California’s attorney general to provide information as part of an investigation into its worker safety conditions during the pandemic. Xavier Becerra, who is in line to become US secretary of health and human services under […]


Will FedEx’s ShopRunner deal give retailers a better shot against Amazon?

December 10, 2020

Via: RetailWire

FedEx last week announced that it had agreed to acquire ShopRunner, the Prime-like subscription service that offers two-day delivery from more than 100 retailers. The service is seen as an alternative that may be able to combat Amazon’s growing market […]

Customer Experience, E-commerce, Loyalty Programs, Retail Types

Will ending minimum purchases turn Walmart+ into a serious Amazon Prime rival?

December 2, 2020

Via: RetailWire

Walmart announced that members of its Walmart+ subscription plan will no longer be required to make a $35 minimum purchase to qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping on online orders. “Customers have been clear — they want this benefit,” […]