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Report says Amazon shifting from private label to exclusive brands

Report says Amazon shifting from private label to exclusive brands

SALT LAKE CITY — Private brand expansion has been a major priority for Amazon with several new labels being introduced every year. According to a new report by eCommerce analytics provider One Click Retail, Amazon is now slowing their private brand expansion in favor of introducing a number of Amazon-exclusive brands. Unlike Amazon-owned private labels, these brands

Packaged Facts reports Walmart’s expands customer base in war with Amazon

Packaged Facts reports Walmart’s expands customer base in war with Amazon

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Among many of today’s consumers, retailer loyalty extends only as far as conveniently and cost-effectively getting the best price on the product they want. The retailer that meets that need wins the sale. Based on this logic, it’s no wonder Walmart continues to essentially go toe-to-toe with retail juggernaut Amazon. Analysis featured in

Amazon reigns as premier product search engine

Amazon reigns as premier product search engine

Last month investment firm Piper Jaffray projected Amazon will more than triple its advertising business to some $16 billion by 2021, largely based on the retail giant’s position as “the world’s largest product search engine.” While Google may take exception to that particular designation, it is undeniable that Amazon has rapidly become a major advertising

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

Amazon looks at rollout of cashier-less stores

SEATTLE — Amazon is considering opening as many as 3,000 of its cashier-less Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021, unnamed sources familiar with the plan told Bloomberg News. Ten Go stores would be up and running by the end of 2018, 50 by the end of 2019 and up to 3,000 by 2021, according to

Amazon moves to crack the pharmacy market

Amazon moves to crack the pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Amazon.com’s venture into the pharmacy market has finally been confirmed. On June 28, Amazon announced that it had entered into an agreement to buy U.S.-based online pharmacy PillPack. Amazon did not reveal details of the consideration, but CNBC reported that Amazon made an offer of $1 billion to acquire PillPack after Walmart

Amazon’s PillPack purchase jolts pharmacy industry

Amazon’s PillPack purchase jolts pharmacy industry

SEATTLE — Amazon.com has sent a major tremor through the retail pharmacy industry with its planned acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that organizes prescriptions and vitamin supplements into daily dosage packets and delivers them to patients’ homes. The deal, which Bloomberg News values at about $1 billion citing “a person familiar with the matter,”

In face of Amazon, Rx needs to stay course

In face of Amazon, Rx needs to stay course

Amazon’s long anticipated, much ballyhooed entry into the retail pharmacy sector has finally taken place. The e-commerce powerhouse in late June agreed to pay a billion dollars to purchase PillPack, which packages prescription medications in presorted doses, along with over-the-counter health care products and nutritional supplements, and delivers them directly to patients’ homes. Cofounded in

Amazon intros grocery pickup at select Whole Foods Market stores

Amazon intros grocery pickup at select Whole Foods Market stores

AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE — Amazon and Whole Foods Market have announced the roll out of grocery pickup beginning in Sacramento and Virginia Beach, with more cities to come throughout 2018. Prime members can now shop Whole Foods Market’s selection of fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples and pick

Wunderman Commerce study shows Amazon’s shopping search power

Wunderman Commerce study shows Amazon’s shopping search power

LONDON — Amazon’s influence on consumer shopping behaviors continues to accelerate. Data from a new Future Shopper study released today by Salmon, a Wunderman Commerce company, shows Amazon leads as consumers’ preferred starting point for shopping (51%), and also dominates where consumers complete the majority of their online purchases (55%). Over 3,500 consumers who shop

Amazon to acquire PillPack

Amazon to acquire PillPack

SEATTLE and BOSTON — Amazon and PillPack today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire PillPack. PillPack is a pharmacy said to be designed to provide the best possible customer experience in the U.S. for people who take multiple daily prescriptions. PillPack delivers medications in pre-sorted dose packaging, coordinates refills and renewals, and makes sure shipments are sent on

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