Business, Logistics

Amazon Looks to Hire 30,000

Amazon Mark Lennihan/Bloomberg News

Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Brings Prime Program to Brazil to Outflank Local Rivals

Amazon package Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News Inc. is bringing its Prime membership program to Brazil in an effort to leapfrog competitors and gain traction in a country where it has been expanding slowly but surely.

Fabiola Moura | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Promises 235 Jobs From Massachusetts Distribution Center

Amazon Distribution Center Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon has already begun $5.6 million in renovation work for its new distribution center in Holyoke, Mass., and has told the local career center it is looking for a venue to host a hiring fair and fill 235 jobs.

Jim Kinney |  The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
September 5, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Opens Oklahoma Fulfillment Center

Amazon Warehouse Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s newest facility, in Oklahoma City, received its first package Aug. 25. The Amazon fulfillment center is the first of its kind in Oklahoma. It functions as a hub for storage and delivery of products shipped through Amazon and works in conjunction with existing Amazon delivery and sortation centers in the metro area.

David Dishman | The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
August 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Amazon to Open Another North Carolina Facility

Amazon Prime truck

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A north High Point warehouse under construction near Interstate 40 will be a delivery station for, the online retail giant confirmed Aug. 22.

Pat Kimbrough | The High Point Enterprise (N.C.)
August 23, 2019

Amazon Takes Options to Buy Stake in Cargojet

Amazon packages TT file photo has signed a deal with Cargojet Inc. that would allow the online retailer to buy a stake in the Canadian cargo carrier.

Paula Sambo | Bloomberg News
August 23, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Spends $15 Billion to Help Merchants in Charm Offensive

Amazon box TT File Photo, criticized for wielding too much power over third-party merchants on its marketplace, said it will spend some $15 billion this year to help them boost sales.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon’s New India Campus Is Its Largest

Amazon Warehouse Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg News on Aug. 21 opened its largest campus building globally in the south Indian city of Hyderabad as it prepares for a furious expansion and battle with nemesis Walmart Inc. in one of the world’s fastest-growing retail markets.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
August 21, 2019
Business, Logistics

Amazon Tests ‘Top Brand’ Label for Some Big-Name Fashion Sellers

Amazon box on conveyor belt A "top brand" label could help ease tensions between Amazon and big-name companies. Amazon accounts for about 40% of online sales in the U.S. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News) Inc. is designating products sold by certain companies as “top brands,” a test that if widely implemented could ease tension between the online retail giant and big-name companies used to favorable positioning at brick-and-mortar retailers.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
August 16, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon-FedEx Split Sets Battle Lines in E-Commerce Delivery Feud

A FedEx Ground truck FedEx

FedEx Corp.’s retreat from handling packages for Inc. signals that the lines are being drawn in the battle over surging e-commerce shipments.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 8, 2019