Amazon hits Subscribe & Save milestone, begins accepting palm pay for alcohol

The Seattle-based retail giant said Subscribe & Save customers have saved $1 billion this year. Plus, shoppers can now pay for alcohol with their Amazon's palm reader without having to show their ID.


Amazon grounded? Retail giant focuses on ground efficiency for now

Amazon made no connection between the slow pace of its drone program and the ramping up of its ground delivery efforts, but the company noted that the creation of eight geographic delivery regions is aimed at getting deliveries out faster.

A half dozen of the yet-to-open grocery stores are listed for sublease in the Twin Cities area, as well as a couple of locations in Detroit, according to local new reports, lending greater uncertainty to Amazon's plans for the banner.

The high-tech grocery experiment from the retail giant is soulless and sterile, writes WGB Editor-in-Chief Heather Lalley.

The retail giant made some major changes in its approach to pharmacy in 2022, purchasing primary care provider One Medical for $3.9 billion in July and shuttering its telehealth service, Amazon Care, in December.

It was a particularly rosy first quarter earnings call for the retail giant Thursday, including its brick-and-mortar stores. The company’s stock rallied, jumping 6%, on news that North American segment sales were up 11% year over year to $76.9 billion.

Amazon said the drivers who recently joined the union are not Amazon employees. Rather, they are employed by a delivery company that contracts with Amazon and was terminated for poor performance.

These are planned grocery stores from the retail giant that have been fully built and sitting empty in their respective communities for months, leaving locals to wonder what happens next.

The retail giant aims to broaden the scope of its grocery offering, which will require an expanded physical store footprint, according to its second annual letter to shareholders.   

The 50,000-square-foot store is the first Whole Foods in the Rochester area and features more than 500 local products from Central and Western New York.

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