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Amazon unboxes Prime Day 2018 Deals

Amazon Prime Day (and a half) kicked off at midday today (Monday, July 16) and will run until midnight on July 17. The online giant is offering 36 hours of deal shopping across TVs, smart home, kitchen, grocery, toys, furniture, fashion and appliances. The retailer said: ‘This year in the …

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Amazon announces Prime Day 2018 details

Amazon revealed today (Tuesday July 3) that its annual shopping event, Prime Day, will start on July 16 at midday and run until midnight on July 17. The online retailer said: ‘Bigger than ever, Prime Day (and a half) will extend from 30 hours in 2017 to 36 hours this year, with …

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Amazon expands its Home Services to the UK

Amazon has announced the launch of Home Services in the UK. Amazon Home Services features a list of background-checked tradespeople and service providers, who offer upfront pricing, accompanied by ratings and verified reviews from customers. So customers buying products on Amazon.co.uk, including household appliances, can now schedule installation or assembly …

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Amazon to create 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK in 2018

Amazon announced yesterday (Wednesday June 6) that it will create 2,500 permanent jobs in the UK in 2018, taking its total UK workforce to 27,500 by the end of the year. More than 650 permanent roles will be created in the online giant’s development centres and AWS (Amazon Web Services), in addition …

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Amazon reveals top wedding gifts

As Royal Wedding fever sweeps the nation, Amazon has revealed some of the most popular gift list choices registered by Brits on its wedding list service since 2016. While traditional top products gifted over the last two years include housewares such as grills, cookware and digital wine coolers, Amazon.co.uk’s wedding …

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Amazon is now the UK’s fifth largest retailer, says GlobalData

Amazon is now the fifth biggest player in UK retail, according to GlobalData. The data and analytics company said the online giant accounted for over £4 in every £100 spent on retail in 2017, with its revenue estimated to have risen 22.5% last year, compared with a total online spend …

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Amazon to sponsor The Great British Bake Off 2018

Channel 4 has announced that Amazon will be the new broadcast sponsor of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ for 2018. The sponsorship package includes the ninth series of the baking competition, which returns to TV screens later this year; spin-off series ‘Bake Off: An Extra Slice’; the festive episodes; and …

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Registration open for Amazon Academy 2018 programme

Amazon has opened registration for the first Amazon Academy of 2018, which will take place on April 17 at the SEC Centre in Glasgow. This year there will also be Amazon Academies in Newcastle and Cardiff. These follow previous events in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham which were attended by …

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Amazon prepares to open fulfilment centre in Rugby

Online giant Amazon has announced plans to open a new fulfilment centre, in the Warwickshire town of Rugby, later this year. Amazon director of UK customer fulfilment Stefano Perego said: “We’re delighted to expand our operations in the Midlands, where we already have a dedicated workforce of more than 2,500 …

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US housewares veterans to be honoured at Chicago show

Three American housewares veterans will be honoured for their philanthropic endeavours during the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago in March. Shelley Salomon, vice president of Home for online giant Amazon; Bill Dillard III, senior vice president of retailer Dillard’s; and Georg J. Riedel, owner of housewares supplier …

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