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Instacart is hiring 300,000 grocery shoppers

March 29th, 2020 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

The company will provide with paid sick leave in case they’re diagnosed with COVID-19. Instacart plans to hire an additional 300,000 “full-service” contractors to help it deliver groceries to people during the coronavirus pandemic. With so many individuals and families stuck inside as a result of social distancing measures and shelter in place orders in […]



Amazon looking to buy four Fairway stores amid coronavirus chaos

March 25th, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The Woodland Park, New Jersey Fairway Market (pictured) is one the locations Amazon is targeting. Amazon is on the prowl once again — and this time it’s eyeing a handful of supermarkets owned by New York City grocer Fairway Market, The Post has learned. The tech juggernaut run by Jeff Bezos is bidding on four […]



AI is growing, but the robots are not coming for customer service

March 15th, 2020 at 1:02 am » Comments Off

Recent data out of the World Economic Forum in Davos has shed new light on the role that AI and customer service are playing in shaping the future of work. Jobs of Tomorrow: Mapping Opportunity in the New Economy provides much-needed insights into emerging global employment opportunities and the skill sets needed to maximize those […]



Amazon is expanding its cashierless Go model into a full-blown grocery store

March 5th, 2020 at 12:12 pm » Comments Off

The first Amazon Go Grocery opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district Amazon is getting more serious about its brick-and-mortar retail ambitions with its first-ever Amazon-branded grocery store. The store opens today in Seattle’s Capitol Hill district, confirming reports from last year that Amazon was developing a more ambitious version of its cashier-less Go model. […]



In two decades, your future meals will be flavored with trendy contradictions

March 5th, 2020 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

As Sunday morning, January 1, 2040, dawns, Coloradans will wake up to a breakfast of lab-cultured sausage, mung bean–based eggs, and tiger-nut-flour banana bread—all prepared by robots who talk like Alexa’s much smarter granddaughter. There is no kale in sight, and almond milk was banned long ago for being an environmental threat. The first month […]



3D-printed footwear makes growing popularity and emerging trends

March 2nd, 2020 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

      Edison, NJ — (SBWire) — 02/19/2020 –The 3D-Printed Footwear Market has witnessed continuous growth in the last few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period of 2020-2026.



Nissan launches a subscription service starting at $699 a month

March 1st, 2020 at 1:37 am » Comments Off

The latest automaker to experiment with alternate ownership models Car subscriptions: they’re totally a thing! The latest automaker to test the waters on subscriptions is Nissan, which just launched a new, two-tier service in Houston, Texas. It’s called “Nissan Switch,” and it will feature a variety of models, including the all-electric Nissan Leaf Plus, the […]



Jeff Bezos bullish on India, will invest $1 billion to digitize small businesses

January 17th, 2020 at 9:52 pm » Comments Off

Amazon hopes to export goods worth $10 billion from India by 2025  Jeff Bezos said Amazon will invest another $1 billion in India to help 10 million Indian small and medium businesses (SMBs) sell online amid nationwide protests by neighbourhood shopkeepers against his visit and the competition watchdog ordering a probe into ecommerce platforms. Amazon, […]



Vast majority of UK adults ‘uncomfortable’ with delivery drivers entering their empty homes

January 5th, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Waitrose’s While You’re Away service allows delivery drivers to enter customer’s homes to unpack their shopping The vast majority of UK adults are uncomfortable with the idea of delivery drivers entering their homes to drop off shopping while they’re out, new research has revealed. Waitrose first trialled its While You’re Away delivery service in October […]



Debit Cards overtake cash as the most popular payment type, according to Fed diarists

December 11th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

  The growing popularity of debit cards and the displacement of cash by card and electronic payment alternatives is nothing new, but a Federal Reserve banks’ report released Thursday shows debit cards for the first time have surpassed cash as the most-used payment type. The findings come from the 2018 Diary of Consumer Payment Choice, […]



NYC turns to electric cargo bikes to solve delivery truck crisis

December 10th, 2019 at 4:09 pm » Comments Off

A new program in New York City will see electric cargo bikes promoted as a solution to the growing number of polluting and congesting delivery trucks throughout the city. Now I love shopping on Amazon and other e-commerce sites as much as the next guy. But I also recognize that the huge shift towards online […]



The worst designed products of 2019

December 7th, 2019 at 1:49 pm » Comments Off

   Don’t add any of these to your holiday wish list. It’s never a good sign when the masses wonder whether your latest product is really an April Fool’s Joke. (Looking at you, Creme Egg Mayo.) Heinz and Cadbury weren’t the only ones to launch a highly mockable product. For your reading pleasure, we’ve rounded […]



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