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  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
New stats use advanced AWS capabilities to generate real-time insights from offensive and defensive plays, giving fans a deeper understanding of team and player performance SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2021– Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com , Inc.
  1. Associates & Employees
New hires who show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination receive an additional $100 SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 13, 2021– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that it is hiring 75,000 people in its fulfillment and logistics network across the U.S. and Canada as it continues to expand its
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: the latest tech offers new horizons for accessibility, Instagram adds pronouns, and Ohio creates lottery to reward vaccinated residents. Hello, communicators: Since the pandemic, many companies are exploring new accessibility communication tools to help differently-abled stakeholders interact with their content. The latest example comes in the form of a new, experimental device that turns […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Echo Show 8 features a powerful 13-megapixel wide-angle camera that digitally pans and zooms during video calls, a vibrant 8-inch HD screen with adaptive color, a new octa-core processor, and dual stereo speakers—still only $129.99 Echo Show 5 comes with an upgraded HD camera, more color options,
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Amazon Web Services (AWS) recognizes five AWS Partners as leaders in helping Canadian customers drive innovation [CANADA] – May 12, 2021 – Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced the 2021 Canada AWS Partner Award winners, recognizing channel leaders playing a key
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The Wall Street Journal reports that a court in the European Union has voided a 2017 European Commission ruling that Amazon owed the EU the equivalent of $300 million in taxes, giving the tech company a major win that could have implications for other companies. Essentially, the EC maintained that Amazon cooked the books so […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Filing accelerates effort to address fake text-message scams SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 11, 2021– Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN): What : Amazon today filed a federal lawsuit in the Western District of Washington against several yet-to-be-named individuals for operating an illegal advertising
  1. Data & Insights
Here’s what made the RetailWit reading list: Dollar Stores Dominate 2021 Retail Openings – Coresight Research says they will account for 45% (yes, you read that right) of all large retail store openings this year. Tyson releases Q2 2021 results. Beef saved the day through a sharp increase in sales and operating margin. Amazon shows […]
  1. Media & Marketing
Also: AAA seeks to calm consumer fears over gas shortage, Twitter tip jar posts home addresses, and Patagonia’s CEO shares strategies for activism campaigns. Hello, communicators: The Hollywood Foreign Press (HFPA) and its Golden Globes awards mark the latest high-profile example of what happens when an organization takes too long to enact reform and improve […]
  1. Owned Brands (Private Label)
Year-over-year sales growth of grocery private label hits 13.7% in 2020. For the fourth consecutive year, private label in grocery outpaced name brands, with year-over-year sales growth of 13.7% vs. 12.9%, respectively, according to Coresight Research’s recent report, U.S. Grocery Private-Label Market Set to Maintain Growth Momentum. Photograph courtesy of The Kroger Co. While private label’s […]
  1. Media & Marketing
This week our very special guest is Chris Schultz, a veteran executive with previous stints at Starbucks and MOD Pizza, who now serves as CEO of Voodoo Donuts, the remarkable Portland, Oregon based company that invented the gourmet donut category and has developed a cult-like following, despite expanding to a dozen locations. Chris shares many […]
  1. Department & Category
CNBC reports that Marc Lore – who built Quidsi and sold it to Amazon and then built Jet and sold it to Walmart, making himself hundreds of millions of dollars in the process – is getting into the food truck business. The story says that Lore has invested an undisclosed amount in Wonder, described as […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
In 2020, about 174,000 vendors sold products for maintenance and repair on Amazon Business, the marketplace of Amazon addressed to businesses. Sellers of the office supplies sector amounted to 75,000 while the office supplies’ vertical counted 75,000 sellers.
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Only 6% of attempted seller account registrations passed Amazon’s robust verification processes and listed products for sale Amazon seized more than 2 million counterfeit products before being sent to a customer and destroyed them so they were not resold elsewhere in the retail supply chain SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2021– Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today released its 2020 Brand Protection Report […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
New 650,000 square-foot site to create over 1,000 new, full-time jobs SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 7, 2021– Amazon.com , Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) plans to open its first robotics fulfillment center in the state of Louisiana . The new operations facility in Shreveport will create over 1,000 new,
  1. Shopper & Customer
Livestream shopping has grown in popularity in recent months, and it’s likely to become even more prevalent in the future. The technology and its business model deliver an interactive experience for brands, influencers, or celebrities to promote and sell products; and for consumers to participate by asking questions and shopping during the event. The E-Commerce […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Bloomberg Businessweek has an excerpt from the new book, “Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire,” by Brad Stone, that looks at the Amazon founder-CEO’s approach to dealing with tabloid reports about the dissolution of his marriage and relationship with a married former television host. An excerpt: “Once again, Bezos had […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
In my FaceTime video yesterday, I went all Andy Rooney and said that I was tired of getting stuck behind professional shoppers – like those working for Instacart – at the checkout line, and advanced the suggestion that there ought to be dedicated lines for those folks.  I’m not alone in this; I know a […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The Financial Times has a story about how $142 billion worth of new investment into the food delivery segment – supporting new apps with names like GoPuff, Getir, Gorillas, Weezy and Dija – is rattling the leadership at delivery companies that have been around for awhile.  The concern is that they will use “their war […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
by Michael Sansolo Considering that I never heard of him before his passing last week, I find Chuck Geschke to be inspiring on multiple levels. First off, his life’s work demonstrated the incredible power of thinking outside the box.  And his story reminds us of the potential of the potential of rule breakers and innovators […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
by Kevin Coupe Bill and Melinda Gates, who together used his Microsoft fortune to build The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $50 billion and has had an enormous global impact in areas that include public health and early childhood education, announced yesterday that they are divorcing after 27 years of […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
New machine learning powered operations service provides tailored recommendations to improve application availability Atlassian, PagerDuty , Fidelity Investments , and Thomson Reuters among organizations using Amazon DevOps Guru SEATTLE –(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 4, 2021– Today, Amazon Web Services,

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Here’s the RetailWit’s top picks from yesterday: B&G Foods reports Q1 results (+12.4% sales, adjusted EBITDA +5.2%) and names former Mars exec Kenneth Keller as CEO. Sprout reports Q1 results (-9.4% ID sales). Bright spots for growth in the following month include smaller format stores, logistics, and targeting / digital capabilities. Ex-Barry Callebaut boss Antoine […]

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