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Amazon disrupting Rx with PillPack purchase

SEATTLE — Amazon.com has made its long-awaited entry into the pharmacy industry with the acquisition of PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medications in presorted, easy-to-use dose packaging. Citing “a person familiar with the matter,” Bloomberg News estimates that Amazon will pay about $1 billion for the online pharmacy, which bills itself as “a pharmacy

Sears forms partnership with Amazon

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. is strengthening its links to Amazon.com, partnering with the online retail behemoth to sell some DieHard tires and providing full-service installation and balancing for any brand of tires purchased through Amazon. Sears began selling DieHard jumper cables and battery chargers over Amazon in December. DieHard Advanced Gold AGM

High standards inspire Amazon

High standards inspire Amazon

Amazon.com late last month reported extraordinarily robust financial results for the quarter ended March 31. Sales at the e-commerce and technology company jumped 43% to $51 billion, while net earnings more than doubled to $1.6 billion. With ad revenue and Amazon Web Services showing notable strength, the company generated gains across the board. Of particular

Amazon to raise Prime subscription fees by 20%

Amazon to raise Prime subscription fees by 20%

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. said Thursday that it would raise the annual subscription fee for its Prime members in the U.S. to $119 from $99, an increase of 20%. The announcement came as Amazon reported strong sales and earnings gains for the first quarter ended March 31. “We continue to increase the value of Prime,

Amazon tiptoes into OTC market with Basic Care line

Amazon tiptoes into OTC market with Basic Care line

 Amazon.com has made an own-brand foray into the over-the-counter health products market. Published reports said Amazon has quietly introduced a line of OTCs under the Basic Care brand, including items provided by Ireland-based store-brand and generic drug maker Perrigo plc, whose Good Sense private-label products already were sold by the e-tailing giant. The first