Amazon is launching Climate Pledge Friendly, a new program to help make it easy for consumers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. Customers will now see the Climate Pledge Friendly label when searching for more than 25,000 products to signify that the products have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world, such as reducing the carbon footprint of shipments to customers.
Overstock has opened a new fulfillment center in Fontana, California, in partnership with UPS Supply Chain Services. The new fulfillment center further aligns Overstock’s logistical footprint with key customers, significantly improving shipping speed, providing more accurate delivery estimates as well as a quicker port to warehouse process.
Amazon continues to provide opportunities for regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfillment and logistics network, and is hiring an additional 100,000 people throughout the U.S. and Canada on top of the 33,000 corporate and technology jobs announced last week.
Amazon will host its 2020 Career Day on September 16. As a part of the nationwide virtual event, Amazon will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the 33,000 corporate and tech jobs currently available across the country, and the thousands of additional hourly positions in the company’s operations network to be announced soon.
COVID-19 has brought the supermarket channel to a crossroads, as a tried-and-true format that has been challenged to fundamentally adapt to a disrupted marketplace that could provide the sector some advantage but could severely penalize those that refuse to adjust to an altered reality.
As more retailers roll out contactless services for consumers concerned about the coronavirus, BJ’s Wholesale Club is now offering contactless, curbside pickup service at all store locations.
Amazon is expanding its Project Zero program to seven new countries— Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE— making it available in 17 countries where the retailer has a store. The Project Zero program combines Amazon’s technology with the knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property, with the goal to drive counterfeits to zero.
Mall operator Simon Property is in talks with Amazon to occupy space exited by consolidating department store and mid-tier retailer chains such as J.C. Penney, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Slightly more than 18 months after being acquired by global beverage giant PepsiCo in a deal valued at $3.2 billion, SodaStream is enjoying expansion in sales of its consumer home carbonation products, including carbonation machines, CO2 cartridges, syrups, concentrates and other water flavorings.