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Amazon confirms $20 million investment in China’s Yummy77 food delivery service

Amazon has invested in a Shanghai-based food delivery service Yummy77. An Amazon spokesman confirmed the investment to GeekWire today. TechNode was the first the deal based on details posted to Weibo. The investment is right up Amazon’s alley considering its increased interest in grocery delivery in the U.S., however, geographically it is a little bit out of its… Read More

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Amazon still trying to figure out grocery delivery business

Ordering groceries online and having them delivered to your door is one of those concepts that always sounds so promising. But companies have struggled for years to make the business model work. And it looks like Amazon.com is no different, despite all its experience in e-commerce and distribution. It has been nearly four years since the… Read More

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Amazon.com’s latest promotion: Free milk for a year

Got milk? Amazon.com does. And the Seattle online retailer is using the staple to lure customers to its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service in Seattle. Amazon Fresh has kicked off an email promotion for new customers, providing free milk for one year for those who place orders of $75 or more. The promotion runs through… Read More