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French Système U Flirts with Amazon

Alongside the release of full year results for France's fourth largest grocer, Système U's CEO Serge Papin confirmed that the retailer is still in talks to collaborate with Amazon on groceries in France. This would include supplying groceries to Amazon Prime Now.
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Amazon to Open Six More Amazon Go Stores

Amazon is reportedly set to open up to six more Amazon Go stores this year. Recode cites insider sources who claim that the new ‘just walk out’ convenience stores are set to appear in cities including Seattle and Los Angeles in the coming months.
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Groupe Casino Acquires Fashion Pureplayer

French retailer Groupe Casino has entered an exclusive negotiation to acquire French online shoe & fashion accessories retailer Sarenza. The latter has a presence in 30 European countries and recorded a turnover of around EUR250mn in 2017.
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Amazon Invests in Europe

Amazon has announced a number of continued investment initiatives set to drive growth across its European markets in France, Italy and Spain this year.
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Amazon Sees Sales Soar in Europe

Amazon has reported strong performances across its two largest international markets in Germany and the UK. In local currency, sales soared by 17.4% and 24.9% respectively. This includes the gain of 7 UK stores as part of its Whole Foods acquisition in August.
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Amazon Introduces Virtual Dash Buttons

Amazon has introduced virtual dash buttons to its mobile app, allowing its Prime members to reorder favourite products quickly and easily. The virtual shortcuts link shoppers to FMCG and health & beauty products that they have bought in the past.
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Only A Question of Time? Amazon Considers Operating Physical Stores in Germany

“The question is not ‘if’ but ‘when’”, this was the response from Ralf Kleber – Amazon Germany’s boss – when asked whether there are any plans to operate physical stores in its most important European market.
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Amazon Accelerates Private Label Development

Amazon is accelerating development of FMCG private label lines, with new product launches in recent weeks. Lebensmittel Zeitung has learned that there are up to 70 private label SKUs currently in the pipeline for Europe, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members.
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Amazon Brings Treasure Truck to the UK

Amazon is generating retail theatre and excitement by bringing its Treasure Truck concept to Europe. London and Manchester will be the first cities to experience the spontaneous games, giveaways and deep discounts.
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Amazon Enters Australia

Amazon has entered Australia, with the launch of a full-range retail and marketplace offering on amazon.com.au. Although the official launch for the new site is set to coincide with Black Friday tomorrow, a number of customers have reportedly gained access to the site one day early.
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