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Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Selects Washington, New York Metro Areas for Coveted ‘HQ2’ Sites

Amazon HQ Amazon Headquarters in Seattle. (Elaine Thompson/Associated Press)

Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, Va., ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the country vying for a $5 billion investment that promises 50,000 high-paying jobs over almost two decades.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2018
Business

Walmart Narrows Gap, but Amazon Prices Still Cheaper, Study Finds

A Walmart employee organizes store shelves Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc. is narrowing the online price gap with low-cost leader Amazon.com and is beating the world’s biggest e-commerce company on prices for baby products, according to a new study.

November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Is Said to Split HQ2 Between New York, Northern Virginia

Amazon Logo Simon Dawson/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com’s yearlong search for a second headquarters is nearing an end, people with knowledge of the matter said. One will be the Crystal City area of Arlington, in Northern Virginia, two people said. Another will be Long Island City, in the New York borough of Queens, other people said. An Amazon spokesman declined to comment.

November 6, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

How Logistics Firms Can Compete in the Age of Amazon

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The global transportation services market was estimated at about $5.8 trillion last year, and there is much at stake for ­legacy freight forwarding, logistics and supply-­chain management companies.

Abhinav Singh | Senior Director of Business Transformation, Intelenet Global Services
September 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Battling Amazon, Chicago-Based ShipBob Lands $40 Million, Opens Warehouse

Chicago lakefront skyline Kiichiro Sato/AP

With $40 million in new investments announced Sept. 6, Chicago-based e-commerce logistics company ShipBob is eyeing an expansion — starting with a new fulfillment warehouse in Cicero and a push to hire 100 people in the next year.

Ally Marotti | Chicago Tribune
September 7, 2018
Business, Technology

Amazon Becomes Second US Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value

Boxes sit stacked at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wis. Boxes sit stacked at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wis. (Jim Young/Bloomberg News)

NEW YORK — Amazon has become the second publicly traded company to be worth $1 trillion, hot on the heels of Apple.

September 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

The Rise of Amazon Logistics

Stacked Amazon Prime boxes. Amazon packages sit at a doorstep in Maryland after delivery. (Shutterstock)

Amazon's announcement last month was a stay of execution, not a reprieve, and it’s only a matter of time before the company reveals plans for a comprehensive logistics network.

Eytan Buchman | Vice President of Marketing at Freightos
August 20, 2018
Business, Technology

Dynamo Launches Founders Camp for Entrepreneurs

Anna Mason Investor Anna Mason talks with entrepreneurs in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Santosh Sankar, Dynamo)

Dynamo, a transportation and logistics-oriented venture capital fund based in Chattanooga, Tenn., is launching a Founders Camp for entrepreneurs with ideas for transforming global trade and commerce.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Plans Fourth Nevada Fulfillment Center

Amazon fulfillment center A worker sorts packages at Amazon's Fernley, Nev., fulfillment center. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

Amazon plans to open an 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center in North Las Vegas, Nev., that will employ more than 1,000 full-time staff. The center will join three Amazon fulfillment facilities in North Las Vegas and Reno that employ more than 3,000 full-time workers.

April 6, 2018

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