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Target became the first mass retailer to make its products available through Instagram Checkout. Each shoppable post is marked with a shopping bag icon, and shoppers can tap on a product, modify, and check out, all within Instagram. Full Story
Investors plan to press Amazon's directors to improve workplace safety at the company's annual shareholder meeting May 27. Fund managers spoke on a CtW Investment Group-organized web conference May 21, and while some lauded Amazon's pledges, many wanted to see results from its plans to contain the coronavirus and protect employees, reported Seattle Times. Full Story (Subscription Required)
Amazon is taking a number of steps to return to pre-pandemic business operations, including scheduling its annual Prime Day shopping promotion for the fall and allowing unlimited shipments of nonessential goods to warehouses, according to people familiar with the matter. An Amazon spokeswoman said one-day shipping was scaled back, but the company is returning more items to one-day delivery each week, reported The Wall Street Journal. Full Story (WSJ Subscription Required)
Amazon's India unit will hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country. The temporary hires will work in Amazon's fulfillment centers and as part of its delivery network. The company also plans to enter the restaurant delivery business in India, reported Reuters. Full Story
British supermarkets are threatening to boycott some Brazilian products if the government passes a bill that will reportedly increase the speed of deforestation in the Amazon. Sainsbury's, Tesco, Morrisons, and Marks & Spencer joined a group of other companies warning the Brazilian government that they may not buy any products linked to damage of the region, reported The Independent. Full Storyread more
Upper Saddle River, NJ (February 11, 2020) - The Food Institute, a New Jersey-based news and market research company founded in 1928, is proud to announce the appointment of Richard Bei as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Data Science.
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