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Amazon again slashes Whole Foods prices, doubles Prime member weekly deals

Amazon-owned Whole Foods announced a third round of price cuts that will see the grocer discounting hundreds of items, offering an average savings of 20 percent. Produce is an area of specific focus in this wave of price cuts, with lowered prices on seasonal items including greens, tomatoes, tropical fruits, and more. In addition, Amazon ...

Amazon announces a record-breaking holiday, “tens of millions” of new Prime subscribers

Amazon had another record-breaking holiday season, the retailer announced this morning. The company says it added “tens of millions” of people who signed up for Prime memberships, both paid and on a trial basis. Its worldwide customers also shopped and ordered more items than ever before, including “millions more Amazon devices” compared with this time ...

Amazon Air expands with 10 more cargo aircraft, bringing fleet to 50 planes

Days after FedEx CEO Frederick Smith dismissed the Amazon threat to its business during the company’s earnings call, Amazon announced an expansion of its two-year old Amazon Air operation which will now add ten 767-300 dedicated Amazon cargo aircraft to its fleet. The planes are being leased from existing partner, Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG), which ...

Prime members ordered 2 billion products for one-day or faster delivery this year

In Amazon’s year-end wrap-up released on Monday, the retailer offered details about its best-selling products of 2018, as well as a few new metrics related to its delivery business. The company said that Prime members worldwide this year ordered more than 2 billion products for one-day or faster delivery – the first time it’s shared ...

Amazon closes its restaurant delivery service in London

Amazon is shutting down its two-year-old restaurant delivery service in London, according to a report by the Evening Standard, which an Amazon spokesperson confirmed. Customers were sent emails which informed them of the change, saying they would no longer be able to order from Amazon Restaurants UK after Monday, December 3rd, the report said. The ...

Study blames Uber/Lyft for San Francisco traffic, Uber/Lyft blames Amazon, propose surge pricing

A new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority attributes the majority (51%-73%) of the prodigious 2010-2016 increase in San Francisco traffic congestion on Uber and Lyft; the rideshare companies dispute the finding and say that it's really down to increased Amazon Prime delivery vehicles and Lyft has offered to work with the city ...

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London

Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier delivery spin-out On the Dot for the deliveries which will be made by electric and hydrogen vans and push bikes and cargo bikes (billed as a zero-emission fleet). The ...

The Amazonization of Whole Foods, one year in

Amazon promised to breathe new tech into the relationship with Whole Foods after putting a $13.7 billion ring on it one year ago. So how did that promise shake out? At the time, Amazon said the goal was to make “high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” Bananas, avocados and even tilapia was going to be ...

Muriel Spark’s Novel The Prime Of Miss Brodie Deconstructed

08.15.2009 · Posted in Writing and Speaking

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is a rich novella that needs to be conquered several times; that is, round and around and with noise, as the Israelites conquered Jericho. Not only does it read like a thriller, but it contains a mystery. This book is an evergreen for all ages. ...