Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump: The Washington Post Should Register as Lobbyist Over Amazon’s Postal ‘Scam’

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President Donald Trump charged March 31 that The Washington Post, owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, should register as a lobbyist, insinuating that it abetted his other company, Amazon, in pulling off a U.S. Postal Service “scam” to deliver its packages at a loss.

Doug Stanglin | USA Today
April 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

How Amazon Is Helping the US Postal Service, Despite What Trump Thinks

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The Amazon blame game took another turn on March 29, when President Donald Trump spun the wheel back around to the U.S. Postal Service. Inc. is a convenient scapegoat for just about any issue. The mail is no different.

Mark Milian | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2018
Business, Logistics

Warehouses Are Now Worth More Than Offices, Thanks to Amazon

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While China slams the brakes on buying trophy properties and the retail apocalypse draws nigh, something less sexy but striking is going on in real estate.

David M Levitt | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Is Looking for Larger Whole Foods Stores to Support Delivery Plans

Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Less than a year after closing its acquisition of Whole Foods, Inc. is looking for fresh ways to expand its brick-and-mortar retail network while bolstering the online shopping business.

Olivia Zaleski | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

As Transportation Costs Mount, Amazon Is Squeezing Suppliers to Curb Losses in Price Wars

A box for an Amazon prime customer moves through the new Amazon Fulfillment Center, Feb. 9, in Sacramento, Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press) Inc., locked in a margin-crushing price war, is offloading costs onto suppliers and limiting the number of single, low-priced items shoppers can purchase in an effort to offset rising shipping costs.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Is on Track to Be a $1 Trillion Company by 2022, Jefferies Says

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

The world’s largest online retailer could grow almost a third bigger in the next four years.

Courtney Dentch | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Threat Has Maersk Racing to Stop Clients From Becoming Rivals


The world’s biggest container shipping line is trying to stop customers like Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from becoming competitors in just a few years’ time.

Christian Wienberg and Alaric Nightingale | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2018

Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn 'Aggressively' Trying to Woo Amazon HQ2

Amazon Worker Joshua Lott/Bloomberg

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn is pursuing Inc. with gusto as the retailer determines which state will be home to its second headquarters, HQ2.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 7, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon's Investment in Warehouses, Robots Pays Off in Rising Sales and Bigger Profit

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Years of investments in warehouses and robots and data centers and gadgets — that have often tested investor patience — paid off big for Amazon over the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018