Vape starter kit sales soar by 37% over Stoptober campaign

  LONDON, 2017-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Early signs indicate that Public Health England’s new harm reduction approach to decreasing smoking rates across the UK has not only been widely accepted, but capitalized upon. For the first time, vaping has featured prominently within the NHS Stoptober campaign, with the official website included in the […]

Amazon Web Services announces the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud GPU instances

Next generation GPU instances, optimized for machine learning and high performance computing, are the most powerful in the cloud SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct. 26, 2017), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced P3 instances, the next generation of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) GPU instances designed for compute-intensive applications that […]

Amazon Cloud Cam: Amazon introduces an intelligent indoor security camera

Cloud Cam features crisp and clear visuals in 1080p Full HD resolution, night vision, two-way audio, 24/7 livestream, and advanced computer vision algorithms that detect motion and are always getting smarter Alexa lets you easily view Cloud Cam’s livestream on your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Amazon Fire TV, or Fire tablet—just ask Cloud Cam works with […]

Amazon introduces new service that improves the convenience of receiving deliveries for Prime members

Available initially in 37 cities across the United States, Amazon’s innovative new service enables in-home delivery at no extra cost Amazon Key also allows customers to grant secure home access for guests and, coming soon, tens of thousands of service providers, such as Merry Maids, Rover and professional services from Amazon Home Services Amazon Key includes […]

Amazon Web Services announces general availability for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora, the fastest growing service in AWS history, is now fully compatible with both MySQL and PostgreSQL, delivering the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost Over a thousand customers, including Verizon, Capital One, FINRA, Fannie Mae, C3 IOT, Urban Airship, FantasyDraft, BMC, Blackboard, and Nielsen, participated in the preview, battle-testing PostgreSQL compatibility for Amazon […]

Business Prime Shipping: Amazon Business launches a paid annual membership program in the United States and Germany

Amazon Business customers can now sign up for Business Prime Shipping to enjoy unlimited fast, free shipping on tens of millions of items for all users on their business account SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon Business today announced the launch of Business Prime Shipping, a paid annual membership program for registered multi-user business […]

Amazon opens new facility and unveils newly renovated site to mark its 10th year anniversary in Arizona

Between 2011 and 2016, Amazon’s investments contributed more than $900 million into the state’s economy, indirectly creating 18,000 additional jobs on top of the 6,000 the company employs directly Amazon will create more than 1,000 jobs at a new facility and renovated existing site SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—This fall, Amazon will celebrate its ten year […]

Amazon announces new Kindle app designed for book lovers

All-new Kindle app turns your phone or tablet into a book—read anytime, anywhere An app built for book lovers—with everything you need all in one place, seamlessly move between the pages of your book, your library, your personal bookstore, and more Be part of a community of readers—with Goodreads built into Kindle for iOS you […]

The Michaels Companies now Offers High Quality Framing Services with the Click of a Button

The Michaels Companies now Offers High Quality Framing Services with the Click of a Button   IRVING, Texas, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK), North America’s largest specialty arts and crafts provider, announces the launch of Framerspointe.com, a quick and easy way to digitally design and purchase custom framing. The new online destination […]

Meijer surpassed 500,000 deliveries from its store-to-door service and is on-pace to see more than a million by year-end

Meijer surpassed 500,000 deliveries from its store-to-door service and is on-pace to see more than a million by year-end   Retailer’s store-to-door success includes 1 million eggs, 1.5 million pounds of bananas, and availability to more than 10 million households across the Midwest GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Meijer is proving just how […]

StubHub becomes the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning 2018-2019 season

StubHub becomes the “NFL Authorized Ticket Resale Marketplace” beginning 2018-2019 season With this industry-leading change, StubHub will make it even easier for NFL fans to buy and sell tickets through a host of innovative technologies. San Jose, CA, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct 23, 2017), StubHub announced a multi-year agreement with the […]

All customers in Greater Montreal can now benefit from Metro’s online grocery shopping

Montreal, CANADA, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Metro’s online grocery shopping is now being offered to all customers in Greater Montreal, from Vaudreuil to Repentigny, and from Blainville to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just one year after being launched. Serving close to 1.7 million homes spread over 64 municipalities, it will allow nearly 4 million consumers to […]

Lineup for Amazon forthcoming fall pilot season announced; debuts on Nov 10 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

Three new half-hour pilots The Climb, Love You More, and Sea Oak will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories for any Amazon customer to watch Shows feature notable creators and talent including Bridget Everett, Diarra Kilpatrick, George Saunders, Glenn Close, Hiro Murai, and Michael Patrick King SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-25 — […]

Thousands of giftable, handcrafted items at Amazon Handmade Gift Shop

For all occasions, the Handmade Gift Shop is the premier destination for handcrafted gifts from Artisans around the world SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Oct. 23, 2017), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced the launch of the Amazon Handmade Gift Shop (amazon.com/handmadegiftshop), a selection of thousands of giftable, handcrafted items for every holiday, milestone or occasion. […]

First Data’s Clover Go devices will be available on Apple.com and in Apple retail stores

First Data’s Clover® Go devices will be sold in U.S. Apple retail stores First Data to support loyalty and gift card solutions for Apple Pay through the Clover Platform Apple Pay now supported for more than one million First Data merchants NEW YORK, 2017-Oct-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (23 Oct 2017) First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader […]

Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018

Zalando launches Beauty category to German customers spring 2018   Berlin, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — At Zalando, we’re not interested in standing still. We’re as eager as ever to push into new areas and expand our proposition to customers. In spring 2018, Zalando will enter the beauty market, offering a full product range: […]

Zalando sent out the first parcel from its fulfillment center in Brunna, Sweden

Zalando sent out the first parcel from its fulfillment center in Brunna, Sweden   Berlin, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Zalando, Europe’s leading online fashion platform, sent out the first parcel from its fulfillment center in Brunna yesterday. Earlier in May this year, Zalando fruitfully completed its location search for the first Nordic fulfillment […]

Newegg unveils new automotive product category on its B2B website, NeweggBusiness.com

With Automotive Sales on NeweggBusiness Up 30% Year-over-Year, Category is Poised for Further Growth Los Angeles, CA, 2017-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Newegg, the top tech-focused e-retailer in North America, today (October 17, 2017) unveiled a new automotive product category on its B2B website, NeweggBusiness.com. As of today, the category offers more than one million […]

PayPal service Venmo now accepted at more than two million U.S. retailers

Venmo adds mobile web checkout capabilities, purchase protection, and instant transfer to bank account; launches national brand campaign SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starting this week, Venmo customers can shop on their mobile phone and make purchases at more than two million U.S. retailers via the mobile web. Venmo customers can […]

Amazon.com launches its 2017 Holiday Toy List, Electronics Gift Guide and Home Gift Guide

Curated gift guides take the guesswork out of gifting and make it easy for customers to discover the perfect present for everyone on their list Customers can shop products featured in Amazon’s holiday gift guides while on-the-go via the Amazon App or hands-free by voice shopping with Alexa SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

Sainsbury’s rolls out Chop Chop one-hour delivery service to customers across London zone 1 and 2

Sainsbury’s rolls out Chop Chop one-hour delivery service to customers across London zone 1 and 2   Sainsbury’s Chop Chop delivery service has been rolled out to five more London boroughs Over 70,000 more postcodes will be added, giving Sainsbury’s the biggest reach of UK supermarkets offering one-hour delivery Baby emergency products and weekend brunch ingredients among […]

Rakuten opens registrations for “Rakuten NBA Special” monthly subscription service

Offering nine NBA live games per week for a monthly fee of 972 yen Tokyo, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. announced that from today (OCTOBER 16, 2017) it will begin accepting registrations for “Rakuten NBA Special,” a monthly subscription service offering fans access to selected live NBA games through Rakuten TV, Rakuten’s […]

AWS and Microsoft announce new deep learning library called Gluon

New open source deep learning interface allows developers to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance Jointly developed reference specification makes it possible for Gluon to work with any deep learning engine; support for Apache MXNet available today and support for Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit coming soon SEATTLE & REDMOND, Wash., 2017-Oct-17 — […]

Amazon creates more than 120,000 holiday position across its U.S. network

Every year, thousands of holiday positions lead to regular, full-time roles with the company Amazon has created tens of thousands of new full-time jobs this year across its U.S. fulfillment network that offer highly competitive wages and benefits SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) today (Oct. 12, 2017) announced it is creating more than […]

Ahold USA brands strengthen their digital capabilities and optimize their eCommerce offerings with new initiatives

Zaandam, The Netherlands, 2017-Oct-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Are you looking for more savings, faster shopping and a more transparent connection with your local grocer? The Ahold USA brands are working hard to make it happen. Stop & Shop, Giant Food Stores, Martin’s Food Markets and Peapod have launched a series of initiatives to strengthen […]

Amazon introduces new monthly payment option for Prime Student

Students can now enjoy Prime for just $5.49 a month without an annual commitment SEATTLE, Wash., 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — As classes are in full swing, Amazon is introducing a new monthly payment option for Prime Student. Available to all college students enrolled in four or two year colleges in the U.S., Prime […]

Amazon: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel will premiere on November 29 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video

Executive produced by Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, the series stars Rachel Brosnahan, Tony Shalhoub, Alex Borstein, Michael Zegen and Marin Hinkle SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon announces The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from renowned show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls) and Executive Producer Daniel Palladino (Family Guy), will premiere on Wednesday, November 29, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. The series, written and directed by Sherman-Palladino, stars Rachel […]

ABOUT YOU digital fashion shop launches in the Netherlands

Hamburg, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Around 60% of the Dutch population purchases clothing online, and starting on the 10th of October 2017, it will be even more fun and convenient for them to shop online, with the launch of the digital fashion shop ABOUT YOU in the Netherlands. ABOUT YOU offers more than […]

JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales

JAPAN: Rakuten and Lawson to trial initiative that combines drone deliveries and convenience store mobile sales   Trial to begin at Lawson’s Minamisoma-Odaka store on October 31 Tokyo, 2017-Oct-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rakuten, Inc. and Lawson, Inc. today (October 6, 2017) announced that the two companies will begin a trial initiative that combines […]