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Amazon is making two-hour grocery delivery free for all Prime members

November 8th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Amazon just added a new perk to its popular Prime membership program: free grocery delivery.  Amazon Prime members will now be able to get two-hour grocery delivery for free. Until now, Prime members had to pay an additional $14.99 per month to get access to Amazon Fresh, the company’s grocery delivery service. The change reflects […]



Amazon reportedly has an ambitious plan to change the way we grocery shop — here’s what we know about it so far

October 6th, 2019 at 3:01 pm » Comments Off

Amazon is looking into creating a new grocery chain that would likely be separate from Whole Foods, according to The New York Times. This new chain would blend aspects of online ordering and traditional shopping, and may be inspired by a 2017 internal memo circulated ahead of the Whole Foods acquisition. The report also describes […]



Amazon taps truck startup Rivian to build 100,000 electric vans

September 30th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Rivian, the startup electric truck manufacturer, will build 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles exclusively for Amazon beginning in 2021, the companies said. — Amazon/dpa Rivian, the startup electric truck manufacturer, will build 100,000 custom electric delivery vehicles exclusively for Amazon beginning in 2021, the companies have announced. The huge order by Amazon represents a previously […]



Amazon delivery robots are officially on the streets of California

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Amazon has robots on the streets. It’s a good bet urban delivery will never be the same. Amazon has officially rolled out its last-mile delivery robots in a Southern California testbed. Called Scout, the delivery robot is designed to autonomously ferry parcels from urban distribution points to Amazon Prime customers, removing the need for vans […]



Amazon’s revolutionary retail strategy? Recycling old ideas

August 10th, 2019 at 1:04 am » Comments Off

  I SOMETIMES THINK that if you could look in the safe behind Jeff Bezos’ desk, instead of the sports almanac from Back to the Future you’d find an Encyclopedia of Retail, written in maybe 1985. There would be Post-It notes on every page, and every one of those notes would have been turned into […]



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