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Amazon Plans to put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

Parcel chutes at warehouse

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 By Spencer Soper for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. plans to open 1,000 small delivery hubs in cities and suburbs all over the U.S., according to people familiar with the plans. The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store. …

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Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Employees in U.S. and Canada

Amazon distribution center

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 Starting wages of at least $15/hour for full- and part-timers | Sign-on bonuses of as much as $1,000 offered in some cities By Nour Al Ali and Amy Thomson for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. is hiring 100,000 full and part-time employees across the U.S. and Canada, offering starting wages of at least $15 an hour, the latest announcement in the …

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Game Over. Amazon Smartphones-In-Trees Hack Thwarted

Smart phones hanging in tree

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 5, 2020 Drivers say they’re suddenly getting work following drought | Chicago drivers were putting phones in trees to get an edge By Spencer Soper for Bloomberg – Amazon.com Inc. contract drivers have noticed a sudden change this week in how the company assigns delivery routes, a sign that it has found a way to prevent rogue operators from gaming …

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Amazon drivers hanging smartphones in trees to get more work

Smart phones hanging in tree

BLOOMBERG, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 Ferocious competition for work in a pandemic-ravaged U.S. economy suffering from double-digit unemployment leads to bizarre tactics By Spencer Soper for Bloomberg News – A strange phenomenon has emerged near Amazon.com Inc. delivery stations and Whole Foods stores in the Chicago suburbs: smartphones dangling from trees. Contract delivery drivers are putting them there to get a …

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Amazon looking at turning Sears, J.C. Penney stores into fulfillment centers – WSJ

Sears Store Closing

PortandTerminal.com, August 9, 2020 NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that eCommerce giant Amazon and Simon Property Group are in discussions that would see them converting major anchor tenants like Sears and J.C. Penney into fulfillment centers. For Amazon, more fulfillment centers near residential areas would speed up the crucial last mile of delivery. For Simon, …

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Supply Chain: Amazon stops accepting new grocery customers on surging demand

A worker in a face mask walks by trucks parked at an Amazon facility as the global coronavirus outbreak continued in Bethpage on Long Island in New York, U.S., March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo

REUTERS, APRIL 13, 2020 (Reuters) – Amazon will begin to put new grocery delivery customers on a waitlist and curtail shopping hours at some Whole Foods stores to prioritize orders from existing customers buying food online during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. Many shoppers recently seeking to purchase groceries from the Seattle-based ​e-commerce company found they could not place orders …

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Black Friday sparks global backlash from politicians, activists #BLOCKFriday

Is 2019 the year of “Peak Black Friday”? Protesters around the world say that it urgently needs to be and many are using a new rallying cry “Block Friday!” PARIS, FRANCE – Against a backdrop of Black Friday shopping mania, activists around the world are protesting consumerism and its impact on the climate ahead of the United Nations climate summit …

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Trump targets French wine to retaliate for France’s digital tax

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2019 The United States will announce retaliatory action against France in response to the country’s new tax affecting American technology companies, President Donald Trump said Friday. WASHINGTON – The United States will announce retaliatory action against France in response to the country’s new tax affecting American technology companies, President Donald Trump said Friday. He suggested he could …

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Watch: Delivery robots will soon take last mile delivery in their stride

Two legged robot delivering package to doorstep

PortandTerminal.com, May 23, 2019 Ford unveils driverless van that comes with its own two-legged delivery robot called “Digit” to drop off packages on your doorstep. Ford has partnered with startup Agility Robotics to create a two-legged robot called ‘Digit’ that can deliver packages right to your doorstep.  In the near future, robots will deliver groceries, help take care of us …

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