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Amazon launches in Singapore with massive 100,000 sq ft Prime Now warehouse

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Take my moneyImage: victoria ho/mashable After years of preparation, Amazon has finally launched its same-day Prime Now delivery service in Singapore. The service brings two-hour, and even one-hour deliveries, for tens of thousands of household items, from eggs and cold beer to diapers and detergent. SEE ALSO: Amazon Prime Day: Amazons not-so-secret plan to rule the retail world To achieve the rapid delivery times, Amazon’s opened its largest Prime Now warehouse to date, at 100,000 square feet of space near the Jurong district. Image: VICTORIA HO/MASHABLE

Are Amazon’s prices too good to be true? The U.S. government wants to find out.

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Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: Getty David Ryder/Getty Images As Amazon prepares to lock down its mega-merger with Whole Foods, one of its most controversial sales practices may be coming back to haunt it. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating claims that the online shopping giant misleads customers with the price comparisons it lists on its products, Reuters first reported. The unofficial probe concerns the listed price on items, that retailers use to demonstrate how much their customers are supposedly saving. SEE ALSO: Yes, Amazon is convenient, but is it just too damn powerful? The group behind the complaint, Consumer Watchdog, […]

Sears and Amazon cross paths at opposite ends of the same trajectory

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The tower formerly known as SearsImage: Scott Olson/Getty Images A giant company crushes an outmoded and overpriced retail industry by pioneering a new mode of shopping in which people never have to leave their homes. Yes, that narrative applies to Amazon, but it is a trail blazed by a far older companySears. SEE ALSO: Regulators are looking into complaints that Amazon is misleading customers about their savings The crossing of their paths this weekAmazon announced it will now sell Sears’ Kenmore appliancespaints a stark picture of two transformational businesses on opposite ends of their business lives. Sears is now a […]

How much waste do meal kits actually generate?

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Image: Scott Eisen/Getty Images People who opt into the regimens of self-assembly gourmet meals pushed by the likes of Blue Apron tend to be the kind of conscious consumers who care about how their fish was caught or their vegetables farmed. Most of these companies offer food that lives up to those ideals, but they also deliver something else: lots and lots of tiny plastic bags, freezer packs, and styrofoam that ends up in the trash. SEE ALSO: Sorry, Blue Apron: Amazon is already selling its own meal kits The waste inherent to meal kits has become a frequent topic […]

Amazon is officially taking on Blue Apron with its own meal kits

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Image: Amazon The nightmare scenario that’s dogged Blue Apron’s stock ever since its muted IPO is here: Amazon is trying its hand at selling its own meal kits. An Amazon-branded selection of DIY gourmet dishes with pre-packaged ingredients is already available through the company’s grocery service, AmazonFresh, in certain markets, GeekWire first reported. Rumors that such a service was in the works had sent Blue Apron’s already-struggling stock spiraling more than 10 percent on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, it was down another 4 percent. Amazon’s foray into the category doesn’t exactly come as a surprise; the company previously filed […]