Amid signs that Amazon.com Inc. is circling other cities in its hunt for a site for its $5 billion second headquarters, Gov. John Hickenlooper sounds skeptical that Denver is still being considered.“I think there’s a possibility we’re not in the running,” Hickenlooper said Wednesday in an interview on the Colorado Public Radio show Colorado Matters.“I know there were issues around, are we too close to [Amazon’s current headquarters in] Seattle? Wouldn’t they rather have their second big hub on the East Coast?” he added.Denver was named in January as one of 20 potential locations for “Amazon HQ2,” which the e-commerce giant said would employ up to 50,000 highly paid white-collar workers. Business Amazon expands Whole Foods grocery delivery to Colorado Springs Rich Laden The Wall Street Journal reported last Friday that Amazon had revisited or re-contacted a handful of cities on its list of potential locations … [Read more...] about Hickenlooper sounds doubtful about Denver winning Amazon HQ2
Joseph Pisani, Ap Retail Writer Updated 2:46 pm PDT, Thursday, October 25, 2018 FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo a Nasdaq employee monitors market activity in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) FILE- In this Sept. 4, 2018, file photo a Nasdaq employee monitors market activity in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) Photo: Mark Lennihan Guests explore the Amazon Spheres during an opening day unveiling event, Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018. The Spheres are an innovative workplace filled with more than 40,000 plants from around the world, that will be available to Amazon employees beginning this week. The four main floors include a cafe and coffee bar. less Guests explore the Amazon Spheres during an opening day unveiling event, Monday morning, Jan. 29, 2018. The Spheres are an innovative workplace filled with more than 40,000 plants from around the world, that ... more … [Read more...] about Amazon’s profit soars, but revenue disappoints
Phil Berg Special to The Detroit News Published 11:10 PM EDT Oct 24, 2018 Amazon.com Inc. likely has found a way to beat state dealer franchise laws and sell cars online, I believe. Dealer franchise laws were set up to protect the investments of generally local auto dealer businesses from the whims of automakers by preventing them and designated retailers from selling their own cars directly to the public. Tesla Inc., for example, has tried bucking the system, but it's slow going. Franchise laws also have prevented automakers from selling their cars online. One of the arguments is that cars are very complex and expensive machines that need dedicated service centers to keep them running. Dealer franchise laws gave dealers the duty of maintaining cars. Nearly all state franchise rules include things like necessary recall service, keeping parts available for cars that have been discontinued, and getting training from automakers on special technology such as … [Read more...] about Amazon angling for it slice of new auto market
Online retail giant Amazon has expanded its Whole Foods grocery delivery service to its Prime members in Colorado Springs.The Springs was one of 10 cities added Wednesday to Amazon’s Prime Now program that’s available in 63 communities nationwide. Amazon launched the delivery service earlier this year.Like programs operated by other retailers, Amazon Prime customers can go to the retailer’s website, order groceries from Whole Foods — which Amazon purchased in 2017 — and have them delivered to their homes. The cost is $7.99 for a delivery within one hour, while two-hour deliveries are free for a minimum $35 order, according to an Amazon spokesman.Whole Foods has a single store in Colorado Springs, at 7635 N. Academy Blvd. A second Whole Foods on Powers Boulevard closed in March 2017.“Our goal is to cover as many Prime customers as possible with grocery delivery from Whole Foods Market,” Tanvi Patel, Prime Now’s head of business … [Read more...] about Amazon expands Whole Foods grocery delivery to Colorado Springs
By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Now Playing: SFGATE visited San Francisco's first cashierless Amazon Go store on its opening day. Media: Katie Wood / SFGATE Something was happening on the corner of Battery and California streets in San Francisco's Financial District Tuesday afternoon. Smiling men and women in orange polos and quarter zips hovered on the sidewalk while workers on their lunch breaks fumbled with cell phones. "Have you downloaded the app? You need the app," one orange shirt said to a man in a puffer jacket. The puffer jacket had the app, yes, but he couldn't remember the password for his Amazon account. He fiddled for a few seconds then, Bingo! The golden ticket required for entry to San Francisco's first Amazon Go store appeared. It was a QR code. The rest of the experience went smoothly: He scanned the code at the entry gate and was free to grab the items he needed, ranging from Advil and Sunchips … [Read more...] about I wanted to hate San Francisco’s new Amazon Go store. I loved it.