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Business, Logistics

Amazon Looks to Use More Contractors for Grocery Delivery

Amazon will experiment with a program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries. A shopping cart filled with Amazon Prime grocery bags sits outside a Whole Foods store in Washington on March 31. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is experimenting with a new program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries from shelves in Whole Foods stores and deliver them in their own vehicles.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Whole Foods Opens Delivery-Only Facility in Brooklyn

Whole Foods is opening a "store" in Brooklyn that will function as a warehouse for online orders. Whole Foods is opening a "store" in Brooklyn that will function as a warehouse for online orders. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

Whole Foods Market on Sept. 1 opened a location in Brooklyn that it’s calling a store — except shoppers won’t be welcome to walk the aisles.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
September 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart’s Challenger to Amazon Prime Will Launch Sept. 15

Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. Walmart's new subscription program, Walmart+, will be available Sept. 15. (George Frey/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc.’s answer to Amazon Prime finally has a launch date.

September 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Boler Davis in Mix to Become First Black Logistics Chief

Alicia Boler Davis speaks during a seminar in Traverse City, Mich., in 2012. Alicia Boler Davis speaks during a seminar in Traverse City, Mich., in 2012. (Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News)

When Alicia Boler Davis was elevated to Jeff Bezos’ vaunted S-Team leadership council earlier this month, she became the first Black executive to enter Amazon .com Inc.’s upper ranks — and a candidate to run the company’s far-flung logistics empire.

August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon has received FAA approval to begin testing delivery drones. Amazon's Prime Air delivery drone is unveiled during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. The FAA has granted the company approval to begin trailing drone deliveries. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Retail behemoth Amazon .com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Amazon Buys 1,800 Electric Mercedes Vans in Latest Green Effort

A pedestrian rides a bike past an Amazon Prime delivery van in Atlanta on July 21. A pedestrian rides a bike past an Amazon Prime delivery van in Atlanta on July 21. (Lynsey Weatherspoon/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is buying 1,800 electric delivery vans from Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, the retailer’s biggest commitment to date to cut the carbon footprint of its delivery operations in Europe.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Fresh Opens First Supermarket in Los Angeles

Inside an Amazon Fresh store. Inside an Amazon Fresh store. (Amazon)

Amazon is soft-launching a new supermarket Aug. 27, with a shopping cart that tallies up items as it enters the basket and enables instant checkout, and Alexa stations throughout the store that can answer questions.

Jefferson Graham | USA Today
August 27, 2020
Business, Technology

Elon Musk’s Wealth Now Exceeds $100 Billion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Elon Musk has seen his fortune grow by $73.6 billion this year. (Saul Martinez/Getty Images via Bloomberg News)

Three of the world’s richest people have achieved staggering new levels of personal wealth, including Tesla’s Elon Musk.

August 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Names Logistics Head Dave Clark New Consumer CEO

Dave Clark will take over for Jeff Wilke as Amazon's retail CEO. Dave Clark, pictured here in front of a Prime delivery van in June 2018, will take over for Jeff Wilke as Amazon's retail CEO. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Amazon .com Inc. has named logistics boss Dave Clark CEO of its retail business.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Amazon to Establish Tech Hubs in Six Cities, Including Detroit

The Amazon logo is displayed on a computer screen. The Amazon logo is displayed on a computer screen. (Gabby Jones/Bloomberg News)

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. said Aug. 18 it will put a tech hub in Detroit and five other U.S. cities. The move is expected to create 3,500 jobs in total.

Charles E. Ramirez | The Detroit News
August 18, 2020

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