Axios recently published an article ranking the top 5 Counties for attracting job talent based on population. Duval County, Florida (Jacksonville) ranked number 1! The article notes that Jacksonville’s job growth has been bolstered by the introduction of Amazon and Wayfair distribution centers. Read the full article here!
The U.S. Patent Office recently granted Amazon a patent for a perforated parcel shipping container that can transform into children’s toys and other objects, to be selected by the customer. The shapes include a dollhouse, a rocket, an airplane, a sword and shield, a tablet stand and more. Some designs feature the words “brand awareness,”[…]
Amazon.com Inc. is shutting its restaurant delivery service Amazon Restaurants in the U.S., putting an end to a four-year experiment that sought to compete with the likes of Grubhub and Uber Eats but failed to gain much traction. Amazon said it would discontinue the service on June 24 and that the small number of employees[…]
Amazon is introducing packing robots in some of its facilities that will replace human employees, according to a report from Reuters, citing two unnamed sources. The “CartonWrap” system from Italian firm CMC can reportedly pack 600-700 packages per hour — four to five times the average rate of human packers. The robotic packing system would[…]
Walmart is undercutting Amazon’s newest Prime-member perk and launching free, next-day shipping on hundreds of thousands of products. Walmart’s next-day service, which applies to orders costing at least $35, is rolling out Tuesday in Phoenix and Las Vegas, Walmart said. It will be available to 75% of US shoppers by the end of the year[…]
As Amazon.com Inc targets traditional brokerages that match shippers with truckers, it’s also battling a bevy of startups – including Uber Freight and a company funded by the eCommerce giant’s founder Jeff Bezos. The world’s biggest retailer made a splash in truck brokerage circles after Freight Waves reported on Friday that Amazon’s service, launched in[…]
By Ben Conwell Amazon Prime Day, the biggest sale of the summer, has come and gone, and just as expected, the “holiday” sales came in at a record high. For those that missed the headlines about the eCommerce giant’s fourth annual Prime Day, the 36-hour sales event for Amazon Prime members featured over one million deals[…]
Amazon Prime Day sales are expected to grow at least 40% this year to $3.4 billion globally, according to Coresight Research. The day-and-a-half sales event includes discounts on hundreds of products, and for the first time will include offers at Whole Foods. For supermarkets, the worry is that not only will deals divert traffic away[…]
From Bloomberg News: Less than a year after closing its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon.com Inc. is looking for fresh ways to expand its brick-and-mortar retail network while bolstering the online shopping business. The world’s largest online retailer is searching for bigger Whole Foods locations in cities that can serve as both grocery stores and urban distribution[…]
Amazon saw an overall grocery sales bump when it integrated Whole Food’s brand in 2017. Whole Food’s 365 Everyday Value brand is now the number two best-selling private label brand on Amazon, just behind AmazonBasics. The food brand raked in $11 million in the few months it was available in 2017 on the website. This[…]
In October of 2017, Amazon launched its first trucking app called “Relay”. The app was launched quietly and is available for both Apple and Android devices. Relay is the first trucking app released by Amazon and is designed to make trips to Amazon warehouses faster and more efficient. Drivers are able to enter cargo information[…]
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Although it might seem Amazon’s new distribution center would threaten existing shipping companies, local logistics companies are buzzing about the opportunities it will bring. Read the Jacksonville Business Journal article here!
Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods is expected to add to the pressure for warehouse and distribution space Bananas are the Holy Grail of online delivery, the one thing that’s almost impossible to perfectly ship to someone’s doorstep after being ordered. “They are so finicky,” said Ben Conwell, a Seattle-based senior managing director at real estate[…]
Amazon’s blockbuster acquisition of Whole Foods sent shockwaves through the stock market, as well as the retail industry last week. While the proposed $13.7-billion deal is eye-popping, expansion by acquisition is hardly new, though the implications for those in the retail CRE sector are complex and will take time to better understand. A CRE industry[…]
Amazon on Thursday announced plans to install solar energy panels on 50 of its warehouses around the world over the next four years. The e-retail giant expects to complete installation of the first 15 panel systems in the U.S. this year, which will generate up to 41 megawatts of power. In favorable conditions, the buildings could[…]