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March 19, 2017
Don’t Write off Retail Stores, Shopping-Center CEO Says

Amid the recent talk of the "death of shopping malls" and Amazon's march toward selling everything to everyone everywhere, it might be worthwhile to consider other viewpoints. During a recent interview, the CEO of the International Council of Shopping Centers pooh-poohed the notion that the physical store is dead or dying. "As a whole, the in... »

December 20, 2016
Amazon Opens First Store in Colorado — a Pop-up to Play with Company’s Devices

Lonetree, CO - If you’ve been wanting to play around with an Amazon Fire tablet, push a Dash button or just ask Alexa a question, you’re in luck. The online retailer has opened a pop-up store at the Park Meadows Mall in Lone Tree. Amazon Pop-Ups have been springing up across the country, though Park Meadows is the only one in Colorado. The s... »

October 24, 2016
Amazon’s Bookstore at Washington Square: Exclusive Sneak Peek

Portland, OR - The Washington Square store generating the most excitement on Saturday afternoon wasn't the one selling Teslas, or the shop with American Girl dolls, or even the one offering diamonds. It was a bookstore. It was Amazon's bookstore, an admission by the nation's largest online retailer that brick and mortar really do matter. The ... »

September 10, 2016
Amazon is Doubling Down on Retail Stores with Plans to Have up to 100 Pop-Up Stores in US Shopping Malls

Amazon is aggressively expanding its presence in the real-world retail market, with a plan to open dozens of new pop-up stores in US shopping malls over the next year, a source familiar with the matter told Business Insider. The miniature retail storefronts are a separate effort from the physical bookstore that Amazon opened in Seattle last year... »

March 25, 2016
Is This What An Amazon Electronics Store Will Look Like?

Amazon used to declare brick-and-mortar dead. But in the wake of e-commerce tax initiatives and I-want-it-now fulfillment, the e-tail leviathan has done an about face, opening scores of fulfillment centers around the country and its first bookstore in Seattle. Perhaps even more intriguing are its sporadic forays into pop-up stores. For the pa... »

April 5, 2015
Why is e-commerce Eyeing Brick and Mortar?

Even as online shopping sales continue to grow, more e-commerce players are proving that the physical space should not be ignored. Google recently opened its first-ever shop in London to sell Android phones, Chromebook laptops and other gadgets. Meanwhile, Amazon is reportedly exploring a new kind of retail vision to sell products in a brick-and-m... »

October 14, 2014
Amazon to Open Retail Pop-Up Store in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA - Amazon is setting up a retail store in a San Francisco mall for the holidays. The company has confirmed a report from GeekWire on Monday, which said that Amazon will open a "pop-up" store in San Francisco as well as one in Sacramento. The news is the first acknowledgement that Amazon is expanding beyond its online roots. An Oct... »

April 22, 2014
Westfield Looks to Amazon in bid to Track Customers From the Start of Buying Cycle

Retail giant Westfield has outlined a major digital push for 2014 as it aims to fend off offshore rivals eating into profits. Amazon is likely to be one of those threatening the firm. But marketing boss John Batistich said it is also learning from its rival. Extensions to its new digital mall – including a US launch, extended Wi-Fi networks in t... »

April 3, 2014
The Perks of Pop-up Shops

Jeff Besos, chief executive of Amazon, has said the company would "love to" open Amazon retail stores. When even Amazon has considered offline, the paradigm has changed. No longer is retail being compared against the rise of e-commerce: both are now a part of the same selling strategy. Brands are attempting to create their online experience offline... »

January 9, 2014
Surprise: Amazon Tests Physical Retail with ‘Kindle Kiosk’ Vending Machines

Las Vegas, NV - Amazon, the company that defined the world of online commerce, is venturing further into the world of physical retail — experimenting with standalone, automated “Kindle Kiosk” vending machines in selected airports and shopping malls. The machines sell everything from the $379 Kindle Fire HDX to a $20 Kindle PowerFast adapter,... »

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