Amazon offers a sneak peek of its plans for Black Friday deals

Black Friday will feature more than 30 Deals of the Day and thousands of Lightning Deals across 30 categories Save up to 35% on Melissa & Doug toys and furniture; Premium brand 40-inch smart TV only $279.99; Echo Dot only $29.99 – the lowest price ever! Shop deals from small businesses and entrepreneurs, including startups in the Amazon […]

Amazon acquires global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment

Television adaptation, exploring new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring, slated to debut exclusively on Prime Video SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 13, 2017) announced it has acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, based on the celebrated fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, with a multi-season commitment. […]

Morrisons launches “voice skill” using Amazon’s Alexa

Bradford, UK, 2017-Nov-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers can now order from Morrisons.com without lifting a finger using Amazon’s Alexa. Morrisons online shoppers will now be order their weekly shop from Morrisons.com using only their voice. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to add milk, bread or any other item to their Morrisons.com […]

Amazon and Manchester City announce brand new Amazon Prime Video behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive series

The multi-episode Amazon Prime Original Series will follow current English Premier League leaders Manchester City through their entire 2017/2018 season The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video next year in over 200 countries and territories SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon and Manchester City today (Nov. 9, 2017) announced a groundbreaking brand new Amazon Prime Video behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive […]

Amazon devices now available at over 100 Whole Foods Market stores

Customers can now try and buy the latest Amazon devices at select Whole Foods Market locations AUSTIN, Texas and SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN) – As the gift-giving season approaches, Whole Foods Market and Amazon today announced that customers can now shop for Amazon devices such as the all-new Amazon Echo, Echo […]

Amazon to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point

Amazon currently employs more than 5,000 people in Maryland; new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates Between 2014 and 2016, Amazon investment added an additional $100 million to state economy SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced plans to open its fourth Maryland fulfillment facility in Baltimore’s Sparrows Point, which will create more than […]

Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan

Developers can now create Alexa experiences for customers in Japan—Alexa Skills Kit also now available in Japan, and Alexa Voice Service coming later this month SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. 8, 2017) announced that Alexa and Echo are now available by invitation in Japan. Additionally, developers can now use the Alexa Skills […]

Amazon unveils the Top 100 books of 2017

Amazon book editors reveal the 100 best books of the year, selecting titles in over twenty categories SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Nov. 8, 2017), Amazon.com announced its selections for the Best Books of 2017, naming David Grann’s nonfiction Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI the Best Book of […]

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally

Amazon launches the new Fire TV Stick Basic Edition globally   Fire TV Stick Basic Edition launches globally, offering a world of online entertainment, with popular and critically acclaimed content from Prime Video, Netflix, and more. Plus, access to thousands of TV shows, movies, apps, and games. SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Nov. […]

Amazon kicks off the holiday shopping season with the opening of its Black Friday Deals Store

Customers will find better deals than ever before on the hottest gifts in toys, electronics, home goods and more, the best in holiday entertaining essentials including kitchen items and decor, and even wardrobe must haves All Amazon customers can choose from more than one hundred million items that are eligible for free shipping this holiday Starting on November […]

Amazon announces plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia

New facility brings Georgia presence to four fulfillment centers SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Oct. 31, 2017) announced plans for a new fulfillment center in Macon, Georgia. When opened, Amazon will create more than 500 new full-time jobs at the facility. The company currently has more than 2,000 full-time employees at three fulfillment centers located in Braselton, Lithia […]

Amazon to occupy more than 280,000 square feet at Hollywood’s The Culver Studios

New Culver City office space brings Amazon Studios more than 280,000 square feet SEATTLE, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 30, 2017) announced plans to move into The Culver Studios, one of Hollywood’s most iconic television and movie studios located in Culver City, California. Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video and World Wide Advertising will occupy more than 280,000 […]

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 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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Craft Beer Sales Dominate the South American Market

Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2017-Oct-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mexico has its tequila, Cuba has rum, Brazilians drink caipirinhas and now America has craft beer.  Though the U.K. holds the most breweries per capita, the U.S. remains the largest producer of craft beer with 5,000+ breweries.  In fact, the craft beer revolution has become so strong […]

Amazon announces premiere of all six Fearless episodes exclusively on Prime Video

All six episodes of the legal thriller, starring BAFTA award winners Helen McCrory and Michael Gambon, will premiere exclusively on AmazonPrime Video in the US on Friday, October 27 SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Oct. 3, 2017) announced it has added Fearless to its lineup of original dramatic series, and will premiere all six episodes exclusively on Prime […]

Amazon announces all-new Fire HD 10 tablet only $149.99

Amazon announces all-new Fire HD 10 tablet only $149.99   Featuring a brilliant 10.1” 1080p Full HD display with over 2 million pixels, stereo speakers with Dolby Audio, and 32GB of internal storage with support for up to 256GB more via microSD—the all-new Fire HD 10 is designed from the ground up for entertainment Now […]

Amazon to open its fourth Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe; will create more than 1,000 full-time positions

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 18, 2017) announced plans to open its fourth Ohio fulfillment center in Monroe, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in North Randall, and it currently operates fulfillment centers in Etna and Obetz. Additionally, there are more than 65,000 authors, sellers, […]

Amazon to open its third Oregon fulfillment center; will bring 1,000 quality jobs in Portland

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 18, 2017) announced plans to open its third Oregon fulfillment center in Portland, which will create more than 1,000 full-time positions. The company recently announced an upcoming fulfillment center in Troutdale and Salem, in addition to the existing sortation center in Hillsboro and Prime Now hub in Portland. With the three upcoming […]

Amazon to open new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Michigan in 2018

New 1-million-square-foot site will be the third Amazon fulfillment center in Michigan SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today (Sep. 14, 2017) announced plans to open a new fulfillment center in the Charter Township of Shelby, Mich. When the site opens in 2018, Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs with benefits. “Michigan has been a great place […]

Amazon and Microsoft collaborate to help Alexa and Cortana talk to each other

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced today (Aug. 30, 2017) that Alexa will be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa. You will be able to turn to your Echo device and say, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or turn to your Windows 10 device […]

Amazon announces all-new Alexa feature that lets you synchronize music on multiple Amazon Echo devices in your home

New multi-room music feature lets you group multiple Amazon Echo devices for synchronized music streaming in every room New Alexa developer tools extend multi-room audio to other connected speakers and audio systems SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon today (Aug. 29, 2017) announced an all-new Alexa feature that lets you control and synchronize […]

Amazon announce Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime Video

From Executive Producers Ben Silverman, Howard T. Owens, Gale Anne Hurd, Brett-Patrick Jenkins, Glen Morgan, Jon Halperin and Mark Mannucci, the anthology series is based on the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast from Aaron Mahnke Series features Robert Patrick, Adam Goldberg, Kristin Bauer, Holland Roden, Colm Feore and Campbell Scott SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon announced today (Aug. 29, 2017) the Amazon Original Series Lore will premiere on Friday, October 13 on Prime […]