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Business, Safety

Some Instacart, Amazon Workers Strike as Jobs Get Riskier

Bagged groceries from a Kroger grocery store in Mississippi. Bagged groceries from a Kroger grocery store in Mississippi. (Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press)

Some Instacart and Amazon warehouse workers walked off the job March 30 demanding greater safeguards against the coronavirus, even as both companies are speed-hiring hundreds of thousands of new workers to handle a surge in delivery orders.

March 30, 2020
Business, Logistics

Lyft Suggests Drivers Work for Amazon After Ridership Plummets

A Lyft driver navigates to her passenger in San Francisco. A Lyft driver navigates to her passenger in San Francisco. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Amazon.com Inc. is teaming up with Lyft Inc. on recruiting the ride-hailing company’s drivers to deliver packages and groceries as the pandemic keeps people indoors.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Breaking News

Amazon to Hire 100,000 to Help Meet Coronavirus-Related Order Spike

An Amazon fulfillment center in New Jersey Employees pull carts containing online orders at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Bess Adler/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com will hire 100,000 people — and give U.S. workers a $2-an-hour raise — in an effort to meet crushing demand from customers placing online orders for household essentials rather than going to crowded stores.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Amazon Glitch Stymies Whole Foods, Grocery Deliveries

A shopping cart sits inside a Whole Foods location in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. A shopping cart sits inside a Whole Foods location in Burbank, Calif., in June 2018. (Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. suffered a technical glitch March 15 that affected online grocery orders through its Whole Foods and Amazon Fresh delivery services, which have become lifelines for household essentials for people looking to avoid stores due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Spencer Soper and Ed Ludlow | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Amazon Warns of Delivery Delays as Coronavirus Elevates Demand

Amazon driver wears a protective mask in New Rochelle, N.Y. A driver wears a protective mask while traveling in an Amazon.com Inc. delivery van in New Rochelle, N.Y., March 12. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is warning its customers may see some delivery delays, and some items could be out of stock as the impact from the coronavirus spreads across the country. The company says the increase in people buying things online is having an effect on how it serves its customers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 16, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walmart Developing a Membership Program to Rival Amazon Prime

Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Walmart fulfillment center. Packages move along a conveyor belt inside a Walmart fulfillment center. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is developing a paid membership program to challenge internet giant Amazon Prime's offering. It will be called Walmart+.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2020
Business

Amazon Merchants Spooked by Coronavirus Fallout Curtail Ad Spending

Amazon packages Melissa Lyttle/Bloomberg

Amazon merchants are shifting sales tactics in the face of shortages caused by effects of the coronavirus.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology

Amazon Opens Cashier-Less Grocery Store in Seattle

Amazon grocery scanner A sign tells shoppers how to check in when they enter an Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

Amazon is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, the latest sign that the online retailing giant is serious about shaking up the $800 billion grocery industry.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
February 25, 2020
Business, Logistics

Walmart Loses Another Home-Delivery Provider Amid Amazon Clash

A shopping cart inside a Walmart location in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. is parting ways with grocery-delivery partner Skipcart, the latest defection from its network of logistics companies that often struggle to make ends meet schlepping cola and cantaloupes for the nation’s biggest food retailer.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Cuts Ties With Couriers, Costing Jobs

A USPS employee moves an Amazon.com Inc. package at a processing and distribution center in Washington in December 2017. A USPS employee moves an Amazon.com Inc. package at a processing and distribution center in Washington in December 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is severing ties with small delivery firms around the country — putting at least 1,300 drivers out of work — in an effort to eliminate partners that aren’t meeting its standards.

Spencer Soper and Matt Day | Bloomberg News
February 18, 2020

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