In a move that suggests physical retail stores aren’t dead, Amazon has opened three bookstores and over 60 pop-up stores in the US, and has plans for up to 2,000 grocery stores.
Urban retail space is being transformed yet again. Predictions of the demise of physical retailing in the face of online competition overlook its resilience over two centuries of disruptive innovations.
Here in the business and economy team at The Conversation, we love charts. This year we've made plenty of good ones with academics.
Big data makes it a bit easier to guess your next move.
Predicting human behavior is big business. But science may never be able to do so with perfect certainty.
Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
It can be a tough gig as a female comedian.
The rush of dopamine upon opening a subscription box is similar to the one experienced by gamblers.
Retailers are banking on some of our behavioural and emotional traits to get us to sign up to subscription boxes.
The bulk of potential new jobs associated with automation at Amazon are unlikely to happen in Australia - but rather where robots are developed and manufactured.
The arrival of Amazon in Australia may signal a change in how we navigate industrial relations and workers rights.
Australia Post is trialling an autonomous delivery robot.
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Australia Post has begun conducting experiments with mail delivery robots. With Amazon launching today in Australia, all eyes will be on whether these prototype robots will actually deliver.
Amazon this week purchased the global rights to J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings to turn it into a television series. What are the implications for Australia's content and its global reach?
Dave Lewis has dragged the supermarket clear of an accounting scandal. Now for the hard bit ...
Sport algorithms aren’t working for business.
There are good reasons why business has not been as successful as sports teams at implementing algorithmic decision-making.
Workers at an Amazon e-trader’s logistics centre.
Amazon has a reputation for avoiding tax overseas, and early indicators are that this trend will continue in Australia
Businesses hoping to become successful e-tailers have to know their customers’ preferences when it comes to online shopping.
Retailers should design online strategies to fit their desired customers’ characteristics.
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Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
“The earth is our mother. We should look after and respect her. This territory is where the peccary passed. Under the authority of Karodaybi [the first Munduruku warrior]
They are contesting the maps that deny them territorial rights.
A man shops for avocados at a Whole Foods Market in New York on Aug. 28. The splashy price cuts Amazon made as the new owner of Whole Foods has attracted some curious customers.
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Amazon has pledged to continue slashing prices at Whole Foods now that it's acquired the organic food mecca. Will that mean more affordable organic food for more people -- delivered overnight?
Shopping centre and retailers need to give shoppers a reason to go to physical stores.
Retailers and shopping centre operators need to entice customers to stores, leading to some interesting experiments.
Click and collect provides an immediacy that traditional home delivery usually can’t match, particularly in Australia where delivery times have traditionally been slow relative to international standards.
Retailers are starting to realise the benefit of combining online and in-store shopping. And by encouraging you to click first and collect later, these businesses are saving on a number of costs.
Amazon may make it impossible for Whole Foods rivals to compete.
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The deal escaped scrutiny because the two aren't direct competitors, yet Amazon's huge marketing platform will help Whole Foods steamroll rivals. In the past, the Supreme Court has said this violates antitrust law.
‘Mad as hell and not gonna take it any more.’
Channel 4 news anchor drew thundering applause at the Edinburgh TV Festival, but don't believe every word.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.