Retailers Didn’t Let Amazon Have All of the Fun on Prime Day

| Daniela Forte

Several retailers wouldn’t let Amazon have all the fun on Prime Day. Whether they were offering free shipping or major discounts on several products, these retailers aimed to steal Amazon’s thunder. Here is a list of what other major retailers did on Prime Day and days after.

Nike Confirms Pilot Sales Program on Amazon

| Mike O'Brien

Nike confirmed it is selling select products directly through Amazon in a pilot program, greatly expanding its reach while also helping address counterfeiting. The news is a direct hit to retail partners like Finish Line and Foot Locker, who will undoubtedly lose sales. Nike will also start selling directly through a partnership with Instagram.

Can Grocers Survive the Amazon and Walmart Squeeze Play?

| Rick Chavie

With Alexa now serving grocers as breakfast for Bezos, have we forgotten that Walmart has had their lunch as the #1 grocer since the turn of the century? What will it take for today’s grocers to keep a seat at the adult dinner table? And is this seat dependent on beating the titans or staying ahead of remaining, traditional competitors?

Prepping for Amazon Prime Day

| Mike O'Brien

As Amazon Prime Day number 3 approaches – which will most likely fall around July 12, possibly featuring deals running for a week – there are different approaches merchants can take in response to the new mega-ecommerce event, sort of a U.S. version of Singles Day in China.

Walmart.com Top Choice of Amazon Sellers Looking to Expand

| Mike O'Brien

The highest number of respondents to a January survey of Amazon sellers – 29%- said they planned to expand to Walmart.com in 2017, an indication of growing interest in the channel. Nearly half of them said it makes up 80% or more of their sales, with home/kitchen goods the most popular category. See what else the survey found.

Amazon the Disruptor Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

| Mike O'Brien

Dropping a bombshell into the marketplace, Amazon announced its plans to acquire Whole Foods in a cash deal worth $13.7 billion, its biggest deal to date, blowing out Amazon’s bricks-and-mortar agenda and sending shockwaves across both the retail and grocery sectors. See what industry observers had to say about the impact of this major deal.