Amazon begins two-hour Whole Foods delivery service via Prime Now

It’s been nearly six months since the announcement of the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition, and more tangible evidence is being released about new services that the tie-up will bring to the grocery distribution supply chain. Late last week, Amazon launched a new two-hour delivery service for food from select Whole Foods Market locations in the United […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2018

Amazon’s holiday season victory lap continues, Prime ships 5 billion packages

The Tweeter in Chief’s opprobrium notwithstanding, Amazon.com continues its victory lap after completing – with no major disruptions or delays – a record-breaking holiday shopping season that saw the Seattle-based retailer ship more than 5 billion items via its Prime membership service in 2017. That’s a massive uptick from the 1 billion items that Amazon.com […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 3, 2018

5 ways that this year’s ‘Cyber Monday’ shook up logistics

It’s been a full week since ‘Cyber Monday’ came around on the calendar, once again netting record-breaking online sales. E-commerce retailers slashed prices and more shoppers than ever avoided the usual bedlam of brick-and-mortar stores, opting instead to shop online. But on the logistics side of the coin, last week was frenetic, with warehousing and […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 4, 2017

Prime membership surges as Amazon moves on broader market share

A survey of 500 Amazon.com customers by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) found that the e-commerce giant now has approximately 80 million Amazon Prime customers in the United States, up 37.9 percent from 58 million members over the same time period last year. The test was conducted over the first fiscal quarter of 2017. With […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 7, 2017

CNS: Are bellyholds on track for an e-commerce shakeup?

ORLANDO -- Airbus and Boeing have notably different ideas about what sorts of aircraft will be plying the airways twenty years from now, and this “great freighter debate” hinges on what the broader economy will look like in 2035. The important questions are, what role will bellyhold capacity play in e-commerce, and further ahead, will […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 3, 2017

Amazon makes major bid to boost European warehouse market share

Amazon is in the market for 1,300 warehouse units across Europe as the e-commerce company rushes to consolidate market share for its one-hour Prime Now delivery service. The Telegraph reports that the warehouses will be set up near population centers, allowing Amazon to store high-demand items near customers. Prime subscription services are currently available in […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 24, 2017

UAE’s Emaar outbids Amazon for Dubai-based e-commerce retailer

An e-commerce arms race is heating up in one of the Middle East’s most lucrative markets, with United Arab Emirates-based property holding company Emaar bidding against Amazon for e-commerce retailer Souq.com. Emaar, which owns properties including the sprawling Dubai Mall, announced that it was offering US$880-million for the Middle East’s biggest online retailer. Emaar Malls […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 27, 2017

Amazon to move Prime Air cargo hub to Cincinnati

When Amazon announced last year that it was entering directly into the air logistics business with the launch of Prime Air, the airfreight world knew that it had to prepare for bold moves by a deep-pocketed company with a passion for innovation. Yesterday, the Seattle-based online retail giant made another bold move by announcing the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 1, 2017

Requiem for 2016: The top ten stories of the year from ACW

Everyone loves a good list. Science says so. We concur. Lists absolve us of the mental strain of retaining a glut of interconnected facts, which we must then assemble in a haze of holiday hangovers. Doing so is especially challenging when it involves super-exciting subjects like quarterly reports, mergers, logistics clusters and whatnot. Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 30, 2016

Counting down the final numbers in the ‘Year of Amazon’

In the last 12 months, we’ve written a lot about the Amazon juggernaut – and rightly so. From the Seattle-based e-tail pioneer’s filing for NVOCC status in January, to initial entry into the air fleet business in March, to the big reveal of its first Prime Air freighter in August, Amazon has been at the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 30, 2016

Amazon Prime breaks billion-item barrier this holiday season

Amazon shipped more than 1 billion items through its Amazon Prime membership program this holiday season, setting a company record and underscoring how powerful the e-tail juggernaut has become in the retail sector. The e-commerce giant also noted that more than 72 percent of its customers worldwide made their purchases through mobile devices. While online […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 27, 2016

Executives to Watch: ATSG’s Hete ushers in the ‘Prime Air’ era

Joseph C. Hete When Amazon announced that it was getting into the airfreight business, the usually tight-lipped e-commerce giant made an uncharacteristically bold statement with a low fly-by of the first 767 freighter in its new “Prime Air” livery over the crowds at Seattle’s annual summertime Seafair festival. By the time “Prime One” roared over […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 1, 2016

Amazon Prime hits 50 million membership mark as competitors falter

The latest membership estimates for Amazon.com’s Amazon Prime service show that the e-retailer’s bid to consolidate consumer spending onto one platform has now attracted almost one in six Americans, according to independent research by Cowen & Co. In addition to signing up some 50 million Amazon Prime customers, the company expanded into car sales this […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 22, 2016