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Amazon Just Walk Out: Just In Time For Post-COVID Shopping Era.

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Amazon

Summary: Amazon is ramping up recruiting for Just Walk Out technology, preparing for changing shopping behaviors post-COVID. Retailers without internal tech or analytics teams will benefit most. We wrote in May 2018 that Amazon would make more money selling its cashierless checkout technology to other retailers than opening more Go stores. Well, Amazon finally announced exactly that this past...

COVID-19 Accelerates Threat Walmart Poses to CVS

Retail
Walmart

Surprise: COVID-19 test operations in Walmart parking lots may give Walmart’s healthcare ambitions an awareness boost. Data: Walmart’s primary care ambitions in its infancy: Only a dozen new jobs open every month compared to hundreds for its pharmacy and optometry operations. Opportunity: Everyday low prices for checkups and convenient locations may be a winning formula,...

Alexa, Grow Faster: Moonshot Initiatives

Consumer Technology
Amazon

The number of open postings for Alexa roles reached an all-time high of 1,679 this past October. Alexa was born alongside the first Echo speaker on November 6th 2014. It’s hard to imagine 5 years have passed since. Over 26% of US households now own a smart speaker, with Alexa being the dominant voice with...

Walmart goes on offense against Amazon on apparel, re-invests in Bonobos

Retail
Walmart

Walmart is unexpectedly boosting investment in Fashion. October data shows the number of new positions in apparel and fashion retailing increasing 10x, from 15 in September to 150 in October. Bonobos hiring for 121 positions one month after layoffs Bonobos is responsible for the bulk of this hiring spree. A complete reversal from the situation...

Costco is Taking eCommerce Slightly More Seriously

Retail
Costco

The number of Costco eCommerce and retail IT open job postings reached an all time high of 50 in September. A significant surge from the 20 postings it had in July, and 40 in August. Prior to July, Costco only had a dozen eCommerce positions open in any given month. Half to staff its online...