Prime Day is now under way. Amazon’s self-created shopping holiday is in its third year and it’s expected to be bigger than ever.
Amazon is offering support to would-be entrepreneurs to help them develop delivery businesses that will fulfil the retailer’s growing parcel volumes.
As shopping becomes more of a leisure activity, do consumers want to lug heavy bags around with them? Could free delivery from stores protect the role of the shop?
The value of retail fulfilment was laid bare last week when Ocado’s share price surged 80% after signing a distribution deal with US grocer Kroger.
Jill Maples, HR director at Hermes, reveals how the company retains staff, giving them an incentive to develop their skills and take on exciting opportunities.