Amazon’s fastest-selling tablet ever Fire now available to customers in China

Millions of customers in China already using Kindle e-readers

BEIJING, 2015-12-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — (NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced that Fire, its fastest-selling tablet ever, is now available to customers in China for just RMB 499 Yuan. With access to hundreds of thousands of Kindle books and with English language learning features like Word Wise, Fire is an easy and affordable option for customers who want to read or learn English. Amazon China also today announced an agreement with Baidu, a leading internet services company, to provide a search, apps, and online video experience onAmazon tablets in China.

“We’ve already sold millions of Fire tablets since launch, and we’re excited to now make it available to customers in China,” said Neil Lindsay, Vice President, Amazon Devices. “With millions of readers already using Kindle e-readers in China, we’re excited to now offer another incredibly affordable option, particularly for customers learning to read English. With tools and features like Word Wise and Blue Shade, plus a large selection of Chinese and English content, we think readers will love the new Fire tablet.”

Fire is Amazon’s fastest-selling tablet ever, with millions sold since launch. Here’s what people are saying about Fire in the US:

  • “For definitive proof that Apple’s iPads are woefully overpriced, look no further than Amazon’s Fire tablet.” – Fortune
  • “$50 of incredible value.” – Engadget
  • “Amazon’s $50 Fire Is the Paperback of Digital Entertainment,” – WSJ
  • “For $50, the Amazon Fire is practically a stocking stuffer, and an excellent choice for first-time tablet users.” – PC Magazine
  • “Considering its price, sturdy build, and long battery life, the Amazon Fire is a no-brainer, especially for anyone who doesn’t have a tablet yet.” – Computer Shopper

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Amazon's fastest-selling tablet ever Fire now available to customers in China

Fire tablet (China) (Photo: Business Wire)

Co-op donation supports the people left homeless after a fire destroyed a South Regina apartment complex

Alberta, Canada, 2015-2-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — Co-op is donating $10,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of 30 people left homeless after a fire destroyed a South Regina apartment complex in early January.

Sherwood Co-op is donating $5,000 to the Red Cross, which is helping provide food, clothing and shelter to those affected by the fire.

“Sherwood Co-op is pleased to assist the families that recently lost their homes and belongings in the South Regina apartment fire,” said Troy Verboom, Sherwood Co-op General Manager.

The local donation is being matched by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS), as part of a $1 million commitment to the Red Cross over five years for local emergency response efforts in Western Canada.

The Red Cross will receive $100,000 per year to pre-position goods across the West in order to respond quickly to local crises. Another $100,000 per year will be available to match emergency donations to the Red Cross by local co-ops.

This funding has previously aided in flood relief efforts in eastern Saskatchewan and western Manitoba in 2014 and southern Alberta in 2013.

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Sherwood Co-op General Manager Troy Verboom (right) presents Sherwood Co-op's $5,000 donation to Tim Johnson of the Canadian Red Cross. The $5,000 will be matched by FCL, on behalf of the CRS, as part of a $1 million commitment.

Sherwood Co-op General Manager Troy Verboom (right) presents Sherwood Co-op’s $5,000 donation to Tim Johnson of the Canadian Red Cross. The $5,000 will be matched by FCL, on behalf of the CRS, as part of a $1 million commitment.