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Amazon posts 44% sales increase in first quarter

Amazon posts 44% sales increase in first quarter

SEATTLE — Amazon, a leading beneficiary of the surge in online shopping during the pandemic, on Thursday reported double-digit sales and earnings gains for the first quarter. Net sales increased 44% to $108.5 billion in the three months ended March 31, compared with $75.5 billion in the comparable period in 2020. The increase was 41%

Amazon expands in-garage grocery delivery

Amazon expands in-garage grocery delivery

SEATTLE — Amazon said Tuesday that it is expanding a service that delivers groceries into customers’ garages to every market where its regular grocery delivery service is available. Originally launched in five cities last November, the Key by Amazon In-Garage Grocery Delivery service will now be available in more than 5,000 U.S. cities and towns.

Walmart+ mounts challenge to Amazon Prime

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal­mart this month launched its Walmart+ membership program, which is designed to compete with Amazon Prime by leveraging in-store and online assets that include fuel discounts and unlimited free delivery from stores. Walmart+ membership, available beginning on September 15, will cost $98 a year or $12.95 a month and includes a 15-day

Walmart+ to take on Amazon Prime

Walmart+ to take on Amazon Prime

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart is reportedly set to open a new front in its fight for a bigger share of the digital marketplace. Technology news website Recode is reporting that Walmart this month will introduce Walmart+, a subscription service promising same-day delivery of groceries and general merchandise, as well as perks such as discounts on

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 adds physical stores

Amazon adds physical stores

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. continues to dabble with physical stores to complement its extensive online retailing presence. The company on Thursday opened two Seattle grocery pickup sites — previously being “beta tested” and available for use only to Amazon employees — to members of the public. Amazon Prime members can now buy groceries online and

Amazon tests grocery pickup stores

Amazon tests grocery pickup stores

SEATTLE — Amazon.com Inc. has opened two grocery pickup outlets in its home market, where it will allow company employees to test drive the service before it becomes available to the public. Operating under the AmazonFresh Pickup banner, the locations are designed to allow consumers to order groceries online, choose a time to pick them