Cars manufacturing is becoming a target for consumer electronics producers as well, as became apparent at the CES tech event in Las Vegas. Amazon has signed an agreement with Fiat's owner, while Sony regards the car as a "space for entertainment".
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Amazon has reached a settlement in the United States with the National Labor Relations Board, an agency that monitors the correct implementation of labour laws. This will make it easier for warehouse workers to unionise in the future.
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Starting next year, Amazon plans to deliver groceries for other supermarket chains, both in continental Europe and the United States. In doing so, the retailer is entering the field of bicycle couriers and flash delivery services.
The Italian competition authority has imposed a fine of 1.1 billion euros on Amazon for abuse of its dominant market position. The e-commerce giant will not accept the penalty and is going to appeal.
Following in the footsteps of a host of other supermarket chains, Sainsbury's has now opened its first autonomous store. The technology behind it comes from Amazon.
In Manhattan, Amazon and Starbucks have teamed up for a high-tech coffee and convenience store. The Starbucks café operates without cash registers and has its own Amazon Go-shop inside.
Amazon will develop its own network of parcel delivery companies in Belgium, thereby bypassing courier services such as Bpost. The American company is looking for subcontractors and will train them themselves. In the French-speaking part of the country, Amazon sends out one in five parcels.
Amazon has managed to cut the cost of its 'Just Walk Out' technology by a whopping 96% since 2017. That paves the way for a wider rollout.
Amazon wants to open hundreds of 'Go'-like checkout-free stores in Europe in the next three years: 260 in the UK alone, and furthermore in Germany, Italy and Spain.
At several Amazon locations in Germany, workers yesterday laid off work. The actions are part of a long-running struggle of trade union Verdi with the American tech giant over better wages and working conditions.
E-commerce giant Amazon has seen its profits halve and is warning of a challenging fourth quarter: the big winner of the pandemic is struggling with weak sales figures, high costs, staff shortages and supply issues.
The reopening of the hospitality industry hardly seems to affect Deliveroo. In the past three months, the significant growth continued, leading the British meal delivery company to increase its annual forecast.
Some of the world's largest retailers and food producers (including Amazon, Ikea, Inditex and Unilever) are pledging to make their maritime shipping entirely emission-free by 2040.
British supermarket chain Tesco has opened its first store where customers can do their shopping without scanning items or queueing at checkout. The store is located in Holborn, in the centre of London.
In the UK, Amazon has drawn the ire of smaller retailers by brandishing sign-up bonuses of up to 3,000 pounds (3,550 euros) for new workers as the busy Christmas period approaches.
Amazon wants to turn your fridge into a store. The company is said to be developing a smart fridge, one that could make the supermarket superfluous.