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Blue Apron Is Now Available in the U.S. Amazon Store Without a Subscription
Blue Apron is now offering meal kits without a subscription in the U.S. Amazon store. This is a continued expansion of the company’s third-party channel strategy to increase exposure to a wider pool of potential customers outside of its ecosystem.
“Our customers regularly tell us how much they love our meals. By offering a selection of products in the U.S. Amazon store, we are able to provide Amazon customers the opportunity to buy a range of chef-curated meals that will arrive quickly to their door...”
Amazon to Bring Low Carbon Electrofuels to its Trucking Fleet
Amazon has signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium to begin powering Amazon’s transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023. Infinium is expected to initially supply enough electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel alternative created with carbon waste and renewable power, to begin powering Amazon trucks in lieu of diesel fuel for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year.
The agreement is another step forward in Amazon’s commitment to transition its transportation network away from fossil fuels and deliver packages to customers in...
UNLIMEAT Begins Plant-based Jerky Sales on Amazon
UNLIMEAT, an alternative meat brand from Korea, has begun sales of their hit plant-based jerky on Amazon. UNLIMEAT entered the US market just last month with a Kickstarter campaign that exceeded its target goal within three hours. Its launch was covered on influential media outlets such as Yahoo Finance, Fox News, and AP, and received a great deal of attention from consumers as well. The campaign successfully concluded, hitting 1035% of its funding goal in a single month.
An UNLIMEAT representative remarked, "We'd heard that it would be difficult to reach..."
Over 25,000 Employees Joined Amazon Career Choice in the Last 6 Months
"Amazon creates an environment where I can balance work and school," said Catherine Lemonds, an Amazon employee. "I'm so glad they updated the Career Choice program. With the new limitless learning benefit, I'm able to work on completing my bachelor's degree."
Catherine is one of more than 25,000 employees who have joined Amazon Career Choice this year, bringing worldwide total participation to more than 80,000 employees since the most recent enhancements were announced in September.
Career Choice is designed to help frontline employees grow their skills for career...
Amazon Creates $1 Billion Fund for Supply Chain Innovation
Amazon will invest $1 billion into supply chain technology.
Amazon is launching a $1 billion venture investment program for logistics and fulfillment technology.
The e-tail giant’s new funding initiative, called the Amazon Industrial Innovation Fund (AIIF), is meant to advance and support innovation in customer fulfillment, logistics, and the supply chain. According to Amazon, increasing customer demand for online shopping and fast delivery led it to create the fund.
Amazon says the new fund will invest in companies that develop and provide solutions that “incrementally increase delivery...
NRF Releases 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers
The National Retail Federation today released its annual list of the Top 50 Global Retailers. Conducted with Kantar, the 2022 Top 50 Global Retailers list is a compilation of the 50 most impactful international retailers based on their operations at the start of 2021.
Walmart continues to be the world’s largest retailer, having made significant investments in omnichannel marketplaces, in-store services and fulfillment models. Holding on to the same rankings as 2021, Amazon.com came in second, Schwarz Group came in at No. 3 and Aldi came in fourth. Costco came in as...
Amazon Partners with Universities and Colleges to Fully Fund Tuition for Hourly Employees
Amazon announced today that it is further expanding the career advancement opportunities it offers its 750,000 hourly employees in the U.S. by partnering with more than 140 national and local universities to provide fully-funded college tuition. The announcement is part of the company’s ongoing enhancements to Career Choice—an Amazon upskilling program designed to help frontline employees grow their skills for career success at Amazon or elsewhere.
Today’s announcement brings into the program dozens of local colleges and universities and four new national nonprofit education providers...
SOMOS Launches Meal Kits and More to Replace Americanized Mexican Food with Real Mexican Food
SOMOS officially launches today to replace the Americanized Mexican food found in most pantries with real Mexican - made in Mexico, the way Mexicans make it. With SOMOS, co-founders, former KIND Snacks executives, and real-life amigos, Daniel Lubetzky, Miguel Leal and Rodrigo Zuloaga, want to transform American kitchens into true Mexican cocinas filled with delicious, easy-to-make food from the heart of Mexico. SOMOS, which means "We Are" in Spanish, aspires to connect Mexico and the world by replacing a narrow view...
Tornado Damages Amazon Warehouse in Illinois; Six Victims Identified
At 8:35pm Friday evening, a tornado ripped through an Amazon warehouse in Illinois, killing 6 people.
The National Weather Association confirmed that this was an EF-3 tornado coming from the west, and it had touched down at 30-77 Gateway Commerce Center Drive East. The tornado caused serious damage to a large part of the building.
Edwardsville Fire Chief, James Whiteford, gave a statement on Saturday to update the public. Whiteford stated that they had contacted mutual aid fire departments, EMS, and technical rescue teams from surrounding communities to assist with search and recovery efforts...
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