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What’s next for Amazon’s private labels? Possibly motor home supplies and auto parts
Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Do you wear Amazon? You may not even know it if you do. Amazon has long sold commodity-type goods like batteries and baby wipes through its own prominently marked brands. But as it’s branched into more variable categories like food and fashion, it’s quietly launched a stable of satellite in-house labels that make no mention of their giant parent company. SEE ALSO: Amazons homegrown products are moving beyond batteries and baby wipes And several more of these sorts of secret Amazon brands may be in the works. A Quartzdeep dive into the company’s hundreds of trademark […]
Amazon launches in Singapore with massive 100,000 sq ft Prime Now warehouse
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.
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
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 […]
Walmart and Amazon are battling for retail’s future. Is anyone else in the running?
Image: Getty Images How do you compete with Amazon and Walmart? That’s the question ringing in the ears of everyone who works in U.S. retail. Amazon’s blockbuster $13.7 billion deal to buy Whole Foods solidified the notion that the retail giant is not content to just dominate ecommerceit’s coming for your real-world stores too. Walmart is attacking from the other direction. Already established as the dominant U.S. store with more than 11,000 locations, it is now on a buying spree to establish itself as an ecommerce player. Everyone else faces a very tough way forward. Many department stores and clothing […]