Business, Technology, TCA

Amazon, DHL Among Founding Members of New Electric Vehicle Coalition

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sits during an event in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 15. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sits during an event in New Delhi, India, on Jan. 15. His company is one of the founding members of a new electric vehicle coalition. (Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg News)

Amazon and DHL are initial members of a new industry group set up to help companies electrify their vehicle fleets and support policies that enable electrification.

Benjamin Romano | The Seattle Times
January 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Americans Hit Fresh Online-Buying Milestone in 2019

Amazon boxes David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Online shopping in the U.S. hit a new milestone in 2019, with a key metric surpassing every major category of brick-and-mortar stores except for big-ticket autos.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2020
Business, Top 100

Amazon Lifts Restriction on Sellers Using FedEx to Ship Packages

FedEx workers unload package FedEx workers unload packages from a truck in New York City in December. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. lifted restrictions established during the holiday shopping season that had prevented third-party merchants selling goods on the site from shipping packages with FedEx Corp.’s ground service.

January 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Plans Large Distribution Center Near Chicago

Amazon-branded trailers Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Amazon plans to open a three-building distribution center on the site of the former Maywood Park horse track near Chicago, as part of the e-commerce giant’s ongoing race to deliver packages to customers faster.

Ryan Ori | Chicago Tribune
January 7, 2020
Business, Technology

Amazon Leads S&P 500 After Reporting ‘Record’ Holiday Sales

Amazon Ken James/Bloomberg News Inc.’s stock had the biggest advance on the S&P 500 Index after the e-commerce giant said its holiday season this year was “record-breaking,” with billions of items shipped and “tens of millions” of Amazon devices like the Echo Dot sold.

Jordyn Holman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon’s Van-Buying Spree Delivers a Gift to Auto Industry

Fleet of Amazon vans Vans queue up to leave an Amazon delivery center in Englewood, Colo., on July 30, 2019. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

The vans parked outside apartment buildings and along suburban cul-de-sacs aren’t just bearing gifts to online shoppers this holiday season. The e-commerce giant’s home-delivery push has been a boon to automakers, too.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Q2 Earnings Tumble, Even More Than Wall Street Expected

FedEx trucks at distribution center in New Jersey Delivery trucks sit in the FedEx Corp. Ground distribution center in Jersey City, N.J., on Aug. 7, 2018. (Marc McAndrews/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. reported lower-than-expected second-quarter fiscal year 2020 earnings Dec. 17, missing Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Dave Clark: The Man Who Built Amazon’s Delivery Machine

Amazon Employees fill online orders at the Inc. fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Amazon's logistics chief, Dave Clark, has transformed the retail giant's operations.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
December 17, 2019
Business, Logistics

Where’s My Amazon Package? It May Be Late

Amazon packages Lynne Sladky/AP

NEW YORK — It’s just a week into the holiday shopping season, and Amazon already  is having trouble getting packages to shoppers’ doorsteps on time.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
December 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon Plans to Open Cashierless Supermarkets Next Year

Amazon David Ryder/Bloomberg News is preparing to open Amazon Go supermarkets and pop-up stores, an expansion of the company’s cashierless ambitions that includes the possibility of licensing the technology to other retailers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2019