Instacart, Amazon employees strike over COVID-19, Macy’s furloughs employees, and Google thanks health care workers in video

Google recently published a video thanking health care workers for fighting the spread of COVID-19. The video, which has been watched nearly six million times in less than two days, is accompanied by this message: As the world faces an unprecedented health crisis, we thank the entire healthcare community for [...]

2020-03-31T15:45:37+00:00March 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

New York Attorney General threatens Amazon with legal action after firing of worker who led strike over coronavirus precautions

The New York attorney general Letitia James is considering legal action against Amazon after it fired one of its warehouse workers in Staten Island who had organized a protest calling for greater protections for staff amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Chris Smalls and other workers at the warehouse, which is [...]

2020-03-31T15:16:15+00:00March 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

Chasing Amazon, Retailers Are in a Never-Ending Arms Race

Retailers are trying everything they can to keep up with Amazon. Macy’s offers same-day delivery and in-store returns for online purchases. Black Friday deals are already starting at Kohl’s. And craft cocktails are served in the women’s shoe department at Nordstrom. By one measure, these strategies are working. After years [...]

2019-11-26T16:48:56+00:00November 26th, 2019|Tags: , |

Amazon Is Planning to Open Cashierless Supermarkets Next Year Inc. is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions that includes the possibility of licensing the technology to other retailers. The new store formats and licensing initiative could launch as soon as the first quarter of 2020, according to a person [...]

2019-11-26T16:45:54+00:00November 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Ocado wages a grocery war against Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba

Panic is sweeping through supermarket aisles. Profits are meagre, convenience is king, discounters are rife. Even Amazon, Walmart and Alibaba, the worldʼs three biggest retailers, are trembling. No one has fully mastered the art of selling groceries online. The business represents just 2.3%, or $160bn, of a worldwide grocery market [...]

2019-11-19T23:34:40+00:00November 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , |