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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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Amazon.co.uk launches Christmas Gift Finder service

According to a new poll commissioned by online retailer Amazon, 53% of Brits believe they always buy the perfect Christmas gift – but more than two in five admit to re-gifting unwanted presents. Almost a quarter (24%) of the survey’s 2,000 participants claimed their other half was the toughest person …

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Housewares feature in Amazon Prime’s greatest hits

Online retailer Amazon is marking 10 years of its Amazon Prime membership programme in the UK by revealing the greatest hits and highlights of Prime over the last decade. Amazon Prime launched here in November 2007. Prime members benefit from unlimited one-day delivery and access to film and TV shows, …

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Amazon to open a new fulfilment centre in Bristol

Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfilment centre in Bristol in 2018, creating more than 1,000 permanent jobs in the local area. Recruitment will begin next year for a range of new roles, including operations managers, engineers, HR and IT specialists. The online giant said it is expanding its …

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Amazon opens new UK head office and reveals plans to double R&D roles in London

Amazon today (Tuesday July 25) opened the doors to its new UK head office and Development Centre at Principal Place in London. The building in Shoreditch is part of a mixed-use scheme with half an acre of public piazza and events space and 20,000sq ft of retail. In 2014, Amazon …

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Prime members enjoy biggest global shopping event in Amazon history

Sales clocked up by Amazon yesterday (July 11) during its third annual Prime Day event surpassed Black Friday and Cyber Monday globally, making it the biggest day ever in Amazon history. Prime Day, which ran for 30 hours from 6pm on Monday (July 10), featured deals exclusively for Amazon’s Prime …

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