The coronavirus crisis is giving the e-commerce industry a boost but troubles at Ocado and other online grocers highlight how hard it is for the industry to quickly scale up online delivery.
Order of 200,000 Germany-bound masks from a 3M factory in China “confiscated” in Bangkok, said Berlin Secretary of Interior Geisel, calling it an “act of modern piracy." Canada's Trudeau calls US blockade of equipment a mistake that could backfire.
Those protesting near Detroit demanded that Amazon shut down the facility for additional cleaning and cover all medical bills for associates and their family members who contracted coronavirus from the site.
Instacart currently has a workforce of more than 200,000 contracted workers who make multiple trips a day to various grocery stores to fulfill and deliver orders that customers make through the app.
The unmet needs of a home-bound population offer new economic opportunities and sectors like pharma and food are at first-mover advantage.
Move comes in response to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Here are comparisons of several sectors that are thriving and failing in pandemic:
This is the second time the e-commerce giant announced an increase in pay for its workers in a week. Earlier, it hiked the minimum hourly rate for associates to $17 from $15 and announced plans to hire 100,000 workers in the US.
Streaming for Netflix has shows soared across Europe where millions are confined to their homes over coronavirus fears.
Despite no official shortages of goods, many around the world have taken to hoarding essentials and selling them at high mark-ups.
Wall Street stocks had their worst day since 1987 on Monday, joining global market carnage as coronavirus outbreak shut down a widening part of US and global economy.
Cutting emissions will be challenging for Amazon. The e-commerce company delivers 10 billion items a year, has a massive transportation and data centre footprint, and has faced criticism from within its own workforce.
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