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Amazon is set to increase the fees it charges merchants in the US from February 2020.

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Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre in Darlington, County Durham.  The 1.5m square-foot site will be the retailer’s first fulfilment centre in the North East and will create more than 1,000 new permanent jobs. Advanced Amazon Robotics technology The Darlington site will use advanced Amazon Robotics technology, with robots sliding under a tower of shelves where product...
Amazon has announced the expansion of its Amazon Fresh one and two-hour delivery services to additional US cities across three states. Virginia, North Carolina and Florida The service has been introduced to Virginia Beach, Virginia; Charlotte, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida. Back in November, the service was also launched in Columbus, Ohio. To support its ambition, Amazon has opened a...
Amazon has announced the launch of its new self-ordering shelf, called ‘Dash Smart Shelf’. How does it operate? The shelf, which is connected to Wi-Fi, uses a built-in scale to work out when products are running low on stock. If the on-hand stock has fallen below a certain weight, it automatically places an order to re-stock the shelf, or instead sends a notification to an individual within...

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13/11/2019
In this report we look at the prospects for the US online grocery channel, what’s driving its growth and the implications for product suppliers.
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Using global examples from retailers including Walmart, E.Leclerc, Carrefour and Amazon, among others, we explore different click and collect formats and how retailers and operators are approaching the opportunity.
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Amazon has a new network of staffed pick up points that allows customers to collect their Amazon parcels in-store at a partner location.

This report details and demonstrates how AI is leaving the lab and entering grocery supply chains, with examples and use cases from within and beyond the food and consumer goods industry.

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