Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.

Amazon sales spike 25% in Q2

Online mega retailer Amazon had a robust second quarter and is predicting net sales may actually best its latest financials in Q3. Second quarter sales hit $38 billion, an increase of 25 percent, and net sales should land between $39.25...

Consumers hungry for contactless checkout at Whole Foods and hope Amazon delivers

Consumers are hoping that once Amazon acquires Whole Foods, the online mega retailer will provide cashier-free checkout and a much improved grocery store experience. That's the feedback from a ChargeItSpot poll regarding the deal, according to a CNBC report. "Our...

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

At present, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers looks bleak; however book author John Pugliano believes the technological forces that have favored online retailing are about to shift the advantage back to the local storefront.

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

To compete with Amazon, retailers must focus on mobile experience

The beverage alcohol industry in particular might fall victim to Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods.

Amazon both friend and foe to retailers

While Amazon has long been described as the traditional retail killer, competing retailers view the ecommerce giant as both a foe and a friend — the latter with a bit of concern. One big reason, according to a new SLI...

Amazon's annual Prime Day boasts big international expansion

The third annual Prime Day at Amazon.com, happening July 10, will now be available to China, India and Mexico consumers as Amazon's total global audience is 13 countries for the event. There will be new deals as often as every...

Amazon's Whole Foods deal proves the 'retail mullet' is the future of grocery

Amazon's Whole Foods deal proves the 'retail mullet' is the future of grocery

ForeSee's Eric Feinberg provides his take on Amazon's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods. As he writes, surprisingly not much has been said about the real logic behind the deal, which has far more to do with Amazon expanding into an area it knows it can win, and far less to do with battling rivals such as Walmart.

Report: Amazon developing drone hub for metro areas

A patent filing reveals Amazon may be building a distribution hub — a tower resembling a beehive — for busy metro areas "designed to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles." The news, from a New York Post report,...

Amazon debuts free 'try at home' apparel service

Not one to stand idle Amazon is advancing its game in the online and fashion apparel business and debuting a new service that lets shoppers try on and return with ease. The free service, Prime Wardrobe, is available to Prime...

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

Amazon Pay revives the Buy button craze on Instagram

Amazon is attempting to keep the social media Buy button alive via a partnership with high-end clothing retailer Moda Operandi's Instagram posts, according to multiple media reports. Moda shoppers that view something they want to buy on the retailer's Instagram post can do so using their Amazon login credentials (Amazon Buy).

Amazon makes a statement with bid to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

Amazon appears poised to change the grocery business in a big way as the e-commerce giant Friday announced plans to buy Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7 billion, according to multiple media reports. For weeks, Whole Foods...

Walmart: We're making inroads against powerhouse Amazon

Walmart is beginning to close in on Amazon's territory as top online retailer and its online operations chief attributes the successful strategy, in part, to the acquisition of Jet.com. "I can tell you we are happy with the moves we're...

Can any traditional retailer survive the

Can any traditional retailer survive the "Battle of the Bots"?

Chris H. Petersen says going up against Amazon is like taking a knife to a light saber battle. Why? Because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Amazon's Bezos: We're not resting on our laurels

Amazon.com, celebrating its 20th year, isn't about to start pulling back in any way, shape or form. In fact Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a big point about just that during the recent annual shareholder's meeting. "There's no rest.

Amazon adds grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle

Amazon.com Inc. has opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle in an effort to compete against "click and collect" shopping options from supermarket retailers, according to Bloomberg. The "AmazonFresh Pickup" allows shoppers to buy groceries online and pick them up in as little as 15 minutes instead of having them delivered to their homes.

Ex-Amazon guru now hard at work revamping Target strategy

Improving real-time delivery is the focus of Arthur Valdez's leadership role at Target as the ex-Amazon executive strives to help Target catch up when it comes to online commerce. Valdez, Target's chief supply chain and logistics officer, is directing a...

Amazon prepping brick-and-mortar bookstore for D.C.

Amazon, which built its e-commerce empire on putting the physical bookseller nearly out of business, is now reportedly planning to launch another brick-and-mortar bookstore and this time it's aiming for Washington, D.C. The online giant has leased 10,000 square feet...

Report: Amazon, Google are most loved brands

The two most loved brands in America are Amazon and Google. That's the finding of a new Morning Consult report.

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