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Amazon Could Face Government Order Making It Liable for Third-Party Products

Order from Consumer Product Safety Commission could classify company as a distributor, giving it the same safety responsibilities as traditional retailers

Amazon.com is facing a government order that could make it responsible for the safety of goods that it sells for outside vendors on its website and ships for them through its logistics network.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is preparing an order that could classify Amazon's online retail business as a distributor of goods, according to people familiar with the matter. That designation could give Amazon...

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Feb 2 8:00 AM, Urner Barry



Customers Can Now Get Amazon's Fast, Affordable Grocery Delivery Without a Prime Membership

Today, Amazon announced it is making grocery delivery and free pickup available to all customers in all U.S. cities and towns where Amazon Fresh is available for Prime members. This service expansion, previously available only to Prime members, makes it easier for all customers to get their grocery needs met both in-store and online.

“We’re always looking for ways to make grocery shopping easy, fast, and affordable for all of our customers. Now, all customers can order... 

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Nov 9 8:50 AM, Urner Barry


Amazon Used Secret ‘Project Nessie’ Algorithm to Raise Prices

The strategy, as described in redacted parts of FTC lawsuit, is part of agency's case that Amazon has outsize influence on consumer prices

Amazon.com used an algorithm code-named "Project Nessie" to test how much it could raise prices in a way that competitors would follow, according to redacted portions of the Federal Trade Commission's monopoly lawsuit against the company.

The algorithm helped Amazon improve its profit on items across shopping categories, and because of the power the company has in e-commerce, led competitors to raise their prices and charge...

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Oct 5 8:00 AM, Foodmarket


Alexa, Where’s My Uber Eats Order? Uber Teams with Amazon for Order Tracking

Uber announced that consumers can now use their Amazon Echo devices to track the status of their Uber Eats orders across the U.S.

Uber said the new partnership provides consumers with key updates on critical points in their delivery process. The updates begin when the order is being prepared and run through when the delivery driver is near and when they leave the food on the doorstep.

“Consumers can set how to receive updates. Alexa can announce...

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May 8 10:25 AM, SeafoodNews


“Alexa, Order Panera” – Panera Bread Launches New Amazon Alexa Ordering Experience

Today, Panera Bread announced that MyPanera members can now order via Alexa on Echo Show devices. Ordering with Alexa provides convenience for MyPanera members and allows them to order their Panera favorites via voice or touch—without having to open the Panera app. With this new feature, MyPanera members can simply ask Alexa to order their favorite Panera items for pick-up or delivery, and the order will be completed.

To start ordering via Alexa, MyPanera members will need...

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Mar 29 9:29 AM, General News







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