Report: 'Pent-up' demand for retail therapy could bode well for Amazon Prime Big Deal Days

Experts predict a big boost for e-commerce sales, particularly for Barbie-branded items.


More to come from Amazon in grocery store retailing

Fresh Perspectives: Food shoppers’ high frequency offers the e-tail giant a huge opportunity to cross-sell more profitable products and keep consumers in its “ecosystem.”

The convenience-store concept from the retail giant has Just Walk Out technology, package-less returns and hub lockers.

The lawsuit claims the company engages in “exclusionary conduct” that stifles existing competition and prevents new competitors from entering the market.

Amazon has already deployed artificial intelligence at many of its brick-and-mortar stores through palm-recognition technology, smart shopping carts and so-called just-walk-out tech.

The retail giant is also selling its Amazon One technology, which allows Amazon Prime members to pay with a swipe of their palm across a scanner, to sports and entertainment venues, airport retailers and restaurants, among others.

The manufacturer-sponsored coupons apply to more than 15 brands, such as Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly, Sanofi, Dexcom and Insulet, which produce a variety of related products like insulin vials, pens, continuous glucose monitors and pumps.

The announcement comes less than a week after Amazon released its Q2 earnings report, where Amazon CEO Andy Jassy explained that the expansion of the company’s delivery network will help grow its grocery businesses.  

Analysis: Solomon Partners’ Scott Moses sheds light on Amazon’s grocery market status with a telling infographic looking at “5 things you might not know” about the retail giant.

The rollout of the new format at grocery stores in Illinois is just the beginning, the retail giant revealed in releasing its second quarter earnings late Thursday.

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