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11/27/2018 -
Amazon unveiled a new discovery feature for buying home products on the mobile phone or tablet called Amazon Scout. The visual tool is almost like a board of items and is similar to a tool that apps such as Stitch Fix employ for users to rate items with a thumbs up or down.

01/12/2021 -
Amazon has discontinued Prime Pantry, a delivery service focused on grocery and household staples that was an early online food-selling venture for the e-tailer.

11/16/2020 -
​​​​​​​Amazon’s latest brick-and-mortar format is the closest the company has come to delivering a conventional grocery-store experience for shoppers.

03/21/2018 -
Amazon finally opened its first Amazon Go location in Seattle to the public after more than a year of piloting the cashier-less store. Shoppers with the Amazon Go app on their phones open it and scan the code at the turnstile to enter the store, put the phone away and shop.

12/02/2020 -
Kellogg Co. added a timely entertainment element to its third annual hunger relief effort with Amazon.

03/20/2020 -
Amazon’s Prime Pantry service, which offers household and non-perishable pantry items, is currently not accepting as it works to fulfill its backlog in the wake of increased demand due to COVID-19.

07/22/2020 -
While the exact timing of Prime Day in the U.S. is still on hold. Amazon said Prime Day in India will starts at midnight on Thursday, Aug. 6 and will run for 48 hours.

05/15/2020 -
​​​​​​​Once viewed simply as a wild experiment, Amazon’s “just walk out” shopping technology is now powering a full grocery store that the company opened in February in its hometown of Seattle.

12/08/2020 -
Nestle Waters' S.Pellegrino partnered with the e-commerce giant to stage a pandemic-conscious, Friendsgiving-themed storefront spotlighting shoppable recipes prepared by culinary star Kristen Kish of Top Chef fame.

02/29/2020 -
Hint, a San Francisco-based company that last year made the Path to Purchase Institute’s list of Standout Small Brands, has expanded further into the personal care category with Amazon as its exclusive retail partner. Known for its flagship unsweetened flavored water, the healthy lifestyle brand

07/09/2015 -

The publically released patent file for’s Amazon Prime Air drone technology says that the drones – if granted the regulatory support it warrants – would be able to deliver a product based on GPS location. 

06/04/2015 - has introduced a “Dash Button” that helps consumers never run out of some of the key household products they need, like laundry detergent, toilet paper, snacks or a range of bath and kitchen products.

04/02/2015 - has pulled the plug on Amazon Wallet, the mobile app it launched in July 2014 that stored retailer loyalty cards and gift cards.

08/21/2017 -

Adapting the old adage “show don’t tell,” Amazon introduced Echo Show, a Wi-Fi-enabled Echo device that uses Alexa to field voice requests from users at home but delivers answers to a seven-inch screen that can also be used for video calls.

09/19/2018 -
On Sept. 18, Path to Purchase Institute editorial director Bill Schober visited the 1-day-old Amazon Go store in Chicago. The place was crowded and hectic. He took lots of photos.

03/27/2017 -

CPG marketers and retailers need to pay close attention in 2017 as Amazon evolves with grocery, physical locations, private labels, etc.

11/01/2019 -
As Amazon and Walmart evolve and continually one-up the competition, they each face their own challenges.

01/15/2018 -
I didn’t shop at all on during the 2017 holiday season, which apparently puts me in the minority of U.S. shoppers – including within my own house, where my wife and teenage daughter made backdoor packages from Prime a near-daily occurrence in December.

04/11/2016 - announced that 11 new brands are making equipment that features its Dash Replenishment Service (a total of 15 now).

11/09/2018 -
I've seen many articles about and pictures of the new Amazon Go stores. With that in mind, I knew I was overdue to visit one myself. So I did.
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