Amazon news

08 September 2020
Amazon has beefed up its UK research and development hub with a new team dedicated to developing the technology around ‘Scout’, its six-wheel delivery robot. Based in Cambridge Amazon is hiring software development engineers to join the new UK team, which will work on developing its fully-electric autonomous delivery robot. The team will be based at its Cambridge research and development ar...
01 September 2020
German car manufacturer Mercedes-benz has joined Amazon’s climate pledge and provided it with 1,800 electric vans. 800 to be used in Germany, 500 in the UK According to Amazon, most of the new vehicles are due to enter service this year. More than 1,200 EVs in the order will be comprised of the newest electric commercial van available at Mercedes-Benz – the eSprinter, a larger model than th...
20 August 2020
Amazon and Morrisons have announced that customers are now able to shop the full Morrisons range on Amazon.co.uk. ‘Morrisons on Amazon’ store The ‘Morrisons on Amazon’ store offers customers access to a range of thousands of Morrisons grocery products including Morrisons The Best range and Morrisons Market Street selection, along with everyday essentials. The online store has launched in Leed...
30 July 2020
Amazon rolls out fast and free grocery delivery for some of its prime members in the UK through ‘Amazon Fresh’. The service is initially available in London and the South East, before rolling out nationwide by the end of the year. Two-hour windows, for orders over £40 ‘Amazon Fresh’ selection includes meat, seafood, snacks and household essentials, with free delivery in two-hours windows on...
23 July 2020
Amazon has announced the expansion of its robot delivery trial to Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, Tennessee. Monday through Friday, during daylight hours Amazon began testing its delivery robots, called ‘Scout’, in Snohomish County, Washington, in early 2019 before expanding to the Irvine area in Southern California , in August of last year. The fully electric, six-wheeled delivery robot...
02 July 2020
Amazon plans to build its first robotic fulfilment centre, and the largest, in Australia, in a bid to speed up online orders processing time and increase its competitiveness. 200,000 square metres The new fulfilment centre will be built at Kemps Creek, near the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, and is expected to create 1,500 permanent jobs. Construction is expected to be completed by late 20...
25 June 2020
Amazon has announced it is launching The Climate Pledge Fund to support the development of sustainable technologies and services. The retailer has also launched an accelerator programme in the UK for small businesses and start-ups. Climate Pledge Fund Amazon’s $2bn Climate Pledge Fund will be used to invest in companies that are building products, services, and technologies to decarbonise t...
12 May 2020
Amazon has expanded its Prime Now grocery delivery service with Morrisons. Available across London and major UK cities Morrisons and Amazon announced they are expanding the Prime Now same-day delivery service for Prime members across London and more cities throughout the UK in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. By the end of May, the service will have been extended to more ...
30 April 2020
Amazon and Morrisons expand their same-day home delivery partnership to Amazon Prime Now members in Coventry and parts of Warwickshire. Starting 30 th April The ultra-fast delivery service is now available in Nuneaton, Rugby, Leamington Spa and Hinckley. The service is already on offer in different locations across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Leeds and the Home Counties. How d...
21 April 2020
Amazon is set to launch an ‘Ultra Fast Fresh’ delivery service, according to reports from The Grocer. Merging Amazon Fresh and Prime Now Amazon is reportedly retrofitting nine of its existing depots in order to handle fresh produce and fulfil grocery orders within hours. The service is said to be a merging of Amazon Fresh and Prime Now. According to the report, it could involve making Amazo...