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Amazon to open 500-job fulfillment center near Chicago

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Oct 2019

Amazon to open 500-job fulfillment center near Chicago

Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfillment center in suburban Chicago, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits. The online retailer said Friday the more than 1 million-square-foot (90,000-square-meter) fulfillment center in Channahon, about 40 miles southwest of Chicago, will pack and ship large customer items such as sports equipment, patio furniture, kayaks, bicycles, and larger...

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Amazon continues expansion into Ontario with new facility in Scarborough

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Sep 2019

Amazon continues expansion into Ontario with new facility in Scarborough

Amazon (AMZN) continues its foray into Ontario, with the announcement of a new fulfillment centre in Scarborough. The world’s largest retailer says the 1-million square foot facility will create more than 600-full time jobs with benefits. Workers will pick, pack and ship small items ranging from baby products to small electronics. This will be Amazon’s twelfth fulfillment centre in Canada and seventh in Ontario —...

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Wagging the dog: Amazon disrupts pet market with new brand

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May 2018

Wagging the dog: Amazon disrupts pet market with new brand

With the launch last week of Wag, its private label dry dog food, Amazon is living up to its promise to grow its pet business overall — and is posing a greater threat to pet market players both online and in-store. While the Wag brand is kicking off with dry dog food, Amazon plans to expand the selection to include other pet supplies. The brand...

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Amazon and Google are about to step up their war for the future of technology

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Jan 2018

Amazon and Google are about to step up their war for the future of technology

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are battling for supremacy in voice search. At the CES trade show, which begins in Las Vegas this week, gadget manufacturers will show off their latest products using Alexa and Assistant. Amazon has aggressively pushed Alexa everywhere, gaining dominance. Now, it’s slowly but slyly turning Alexa into a big driver towards its core retail business.  Google has aggressively chased after...

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7 Big Amazon Predictions for 2018

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Dec 2017

7 Big Amazon Predictions for 2018

Amazon.com (AMZN – Get Report)  followed up a strong 2016 with an even better 2017. Its e-commerce growth surged in the U.S. and (eventually) overseas, Amazon Web Services (AWS) continued growing at a 40%-plus clip and — thanks partly to its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods — the company generally terrified retail rivals to an unprecedented degree. Here are some thoughts on what 2018 might have...

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Amazon Echo launches across Europe, Latin America

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Dec 2017

Amazon Echo launches across Europe, Latin America

Amazon has expanded the availability of Amazon Echo line of smart speakers and Amazon Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries, reports VentureBeat. The additional markets are spread throughout Europe and Latin America, and include Belgium, Chile, Peru, Poland, and Greece. Amazon has been ramping up availability of its Echo smart speakers globally in recent months. Beyond the US, UK, and Germany, where the devices have been...

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Amazon Australia launch: Here’s how its prices compare

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Dec 2017

Amazon Australia launch: Here’s how its prices compare

Amazon has finally opened its digital doors in Australia, with a variety of products available to buy right now. Although we found the current range to be a tad disappointing, hopes are high that the number of products on offer will keep increasing… and perhaps be joined by slightly more competitive pricing, as well. To see exactly how the latter stacks up, we’ve dug through...

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Amazon spells Black Friday for Australian retailers, but an early boon for consumers

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Nov 2017

Amazon spells Black Friday for Australian retailers, but an early boon for consumers

It looks as though Black Friday will be the day when the US online behemoth Amazon opens its Australian site, sparking what is likely to be a major price war in the retail market. Amazon said 10 days ago its launch in Australia was “very close”. This week it reportedly sent emails to suppliers indicating it would have a soft launch on Thursday and formally begin trading...

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AMAZON MEXICO GROWING QUICKLY, OPENING THIRD MASS WAREHOUSE

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Nov 2017

AMAZON MEXICO GROWING QUICKLY, OPENING THIRD MASS WAREHOUSE

Mexico City, Mexico — Amazon Mexico is planning to build it’s third mega store in a municipality outside Mexico City in an attempt to reach 120 million new customers. The online giant is honing in on Mexico’s electronic commerce as both in-store and online sales continue to increase. Amazon Mexico is still new, having opened its Kindle e-book site to customers in 2013. The expansion...

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The Empire State Building stands in the Manhattan skyline at dusk in this aerial photograph taken above New York, U.S., on Friday, June 19, 2015. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell, with the gauge dropping below its price for the past 50 days, while Treasuries retreated. Photographer: Craig Warga/Bloomberg

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Oct 2017

NYC Business Leaders Make Big Push for Amazon Headquarters

A group of New York City business leaders — including the heads of Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley, American Express Co. and Blackstone Group — are urging Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos to pick the Big Apple for its second headquarters, saying the city has an unrivaled talent pool and an accessible transit system. Partnership for New York City, a nonprofit economic development group, said it...

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