Kohl’s is going to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July. This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at n


Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July. This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at n
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Kohl's is going to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July.

Its shares surged nearly 10% by afternoon trading on the news.

This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. That more recently grew to 100 Kohl’s stores, the retailer said Tuesday, and it will now roll out to more than 1,150 locations across the U.S.

“Amazon and Kohl’s have a shared passion in providing outstanding customer service, and this unique partnership combines Kohl’s strong nationwide store footprint and omnichannel capabilities with Amazon’s reach and customer loyalty,” Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said. She added, this is part of the company’s bigger plan to “drive traffic” to stores and “bring more relevance” to shoppers.

With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at no additional cost for the customer. It says it then packages the items and sends them back to one of Amazon’s return centers.

Meanwhile, Kohl’s recently said it’s selling Amazon products in more than 200 stores, now. That’s after Amazon announced in March that it planned to shutter all of its pop-up shops across the country. But Kohl’s continues to sell items from Amazon like the Fire TV and Echo Dot.

“Growth in this partnership … illustrates to us that stores are needed, even as online shopping becomes increasingly pervasive,” Jefferies analyst Randal Konik said in a research note. “We believe Kohl’s is being strategic in the execution of its omni-channel strategy by leveraging its strength (the scale of its physical store portfolio) and the strength of its partner (Amazon’s highly-loyal customer base and innovative products).”

Kohl’s is testing other ways to drive traffic to its stores, too, beyond collaborating with Amazon. It’s been dividing some of its stores to make room for tenants like grocery chain Aldi and gym operator Planet Fitness. The hope for Kohl’s is that people who take frequent trips to pick up groceries or workout will stop in and buy something.

Analysts say this is one advantage Kohl’s has over its department store chain rivals, like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The company has more flexibility with its real estate since its stores are typically situated in strip malls, or are stand-alone, instead of being at traditional, enclosed shopping malls.

There’s some early reported evidence that Kohl’s tie-up with Amazon is paying off. Data from Earnest Research found that sales at Kohl’s stores in Chicago — a market where Kohl’s initially started testing accepting Amazon returns in 2017 — outpaced sales nationwide last year. The firm also found that the percentage of “new customers” at Kohl’s — which it defines as those people who didn’t shop at Kohl’s during the prior year — was up 9% in the Chicago area in 2018, compared with growth of 1% nationwide.

Kohl’s stock has climbed about 22% over the past 12 months, bringing the company’s market cap to about $11.9 billion.


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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gives linemen Amazon stock that could be worth a bundle

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the highest-paid player in the National Football League earlier this month. Now, he’s spreading the wealth to the players assigned with protecting him. Wilson gave $156,000 worth of Amazon stock to the 13 offensive linemen, or $12,000 each. The news was first reported by TMZ Sports on Monday and was later confirmed by Wilson’s media production company, West2East Empire. “You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in t


Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the highest-paid player in the National Football League earlier this month. Now, he’s spreading the wealth to the players assigned with protecting him. Wilson gave $156,000 worth of Amazon stock to the 13 offensive linemen, or $12,000 each. The news was first reported by TMZ Sports on Monday and was later confirmed by Wilson’s media production company, West2East Empire. “You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in t
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gives linemen Amazon stock that could be worth a bundle

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson became the highest-paid player in the National Football League earlier this month. Now, he’s spreading the wealth to the players assigned with protecting him.

Wilson gave $156,000 worth of Amazon stock to the 13 offensive linemen, or $12,000 each. The news was first reported by TMZ Sports on Monday and was later confirmed by Wilson’s media production company, West2East Empire.

“You sacrifice your physical and mental well-being to protect me, which in turn allows me to provide care for my family,” Wilson wrote in a letter to his linemen. “Now it is my turn to return the favor.”


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Amazon, Walmart in online grocery pilot in NY involving food stamps

Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state. The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department o


Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state. The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department o
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Amazon, Walmart in online grocery pilot in NY involving food stamps

Food stamp recipients will be able to use online delivery services such as Amazon and Walmart to buy groceries under a two-year pilot program that just launched in New York state.

The program will be expanded to include a handful of other states. It could give Amazon a bigger shot at a lucrative $65 billion market now dominated by supermarkets and superstores such as Walmart.

The pilot program could benefit recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program who may have trouble getting fresh food from brick-and-mortar stores. About 20% of SNAP participants are either elderly or disabled and face challenges getting healthy food from grocery stores, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the food stamp program.

“People who receive SNAP benefits should have the opportunity to shop for food the same way more and more Americans shop for food — by ordering and paying for groceries online,” said USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. “As technology advances, it is important for SNAP to advance, too, so we can ensure the same shopping options are available for both non-SNAP and SNAP recipients.”

The government’s pilot program will focus initially on the Empire State, before expanding to Alabama, Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon and Washington in coming years, according to USDA.

Overall, SNAP received more than $65 billion in government funding last year and helped some 40 million people. In New York state alone, nearly 3 million people participate in the program, or about 13% of the state’s total population, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Participants in the pilot program won’t be allowed to use their food stamp benefits to pay for service or delivery fees.

Amazon is allowing SNAP participants to obtain free delivery on AmazonFresh orders on purchases $50 or more or to place smaller orders and pay under $10 for shipping. Also, to get free delivery on Prime Pantry orders, the online giant requires purchases of $35 or more or the option of $5.99 shipping for smaller orders.

Regardless, food stamp recipients won’t need to pay for a Prime membership to use their benefits on Amazon as part of the pilot.

“As we expand participating areas throughout the life of the pilot, Amazon believes the program will dramatically increase access to food for more remote customers and help to mitigate the public health crisis of food deserts,” Kristina Herrmann, an Amazon director in charge of the company’s participation in the USDA pilot, wrote in a blog last week.


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Kohl’s is going to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July. This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at n


Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July. This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at n
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Kohl's is going to accept Amazon returns in all of its stores across the country, starting in July

Kohl’s on Tuesday announced it will start accepting returns for items purchased on Amazon at all of its stores across the country, starting in July.

Its shares surged nearly 10% by afternoon trading on the news.

This marks an extension of a partnership between Kohl’s and Amazon that dates to the spring of 2017, when Kohl’s began selling Amazon gadgets — like its smart-home products — at some stores, and started handling Amazon returns at about 80 locations. That more recently grew to 100 Kohl’s stores, the retailer said Tuesday, and it will now roll out to more than 1,150 locations across the U.S.

“Amazon and Kohl’s have a shared passion in providing outstanding customer service, and this unique partnership combines Kohl’s strong nationwide store footprint and omnichannel capabilities with Amazon’s reach and customer loyalty,” Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass said. She added, this is part of the company’s bigger plan to “drive traffic” to stores and “bring more relevance” to shoppers.

With this service, Kohl’s says it’s accepting “eligible” Amazon items — without a box or label — at no additional cost for the customer. It says it then packages the items and sends them back to one of Amazon’s return centers.

Meanwhile, Kohl’s recently said it’s selling Amazon products in more than 200 stores, now. That’s after Amazon announced in March that it planned to shutter all of its pop-up shops across the country. But Kohl’s continues to sell items from Amazon like the Fire TV and Echo Dot.

“Growth in this partnership … illustrates to us that stores are needed, even as online shopping becomes increasingly pervasive,” Jefferies analyst Randal Konik said in a research note. “We believe Kohl’s is being strategic in the execution of its omni-channel strategy by leveraging its strength (the scale of its physical store portfolio) and the strength of its partner (Amazon’s highly-loyal customer base and innovative products).”

Kohl’s is testing other ways to drive traffic to its stores, too, beyond collaborating with Amazon. It’s been dividing some of its stores to make room for tenants like grocery chain Aldi and gym operator Planet Fitness. The hope for Kohl’s is that people who take frequent trips to pick up groceries or workout will stop in and buy something.

Analysts say this is one advantage Kohl’s has over its department store chain rivals, like Macy’s and J.C. Penney. The company has more flexibility with its real estate since its stores are typically situated in strip malls, or are stand-alone, instead of being at traditional, enclosed shopping malls.

There’s some early reported evidence that Kohl’s tie-up with Amazon is paying off. Data from Earnest Research found that sales at Kohl’s stores in Chicago — a market where Kohl’s initially started testing accepting Amazon returns in 2017 — outpaced sales nationwide last year. The firm also found that the percentage of “new customers” at Kohl’s — which it defines as those people who didn’t shop at Kohl’s during the prior year — was up 9% in the Chicago area in 2018, compared with growth of 1% nationwide.

Kohl’s stock has climbed about 22% over the past 12 months, bringing the company’s market cap to about $11.9 billion.


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Google and Amazon have ended their war over the YouTube app

Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday. At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermost


Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday. At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermost
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Google and Amazon have ended their war over the YouTube app

Google will relaunch the YouTube app and release a new YouTube TV app on Amazon Fire TV devices in the coming months, Amazon said Thursday.

Amazon Prime video will also soon support the Google Chromecast, ending a streaming spat between the two tech giants that started in 2017.

Google pulled its YouTube app from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show in December 2017 as competition between the two companies began to heat up in the streaming space.

At the time, Google said it decided to remove the app due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. It said Amazon refused to sell Google products such as the Google Home speaker, a competitor with the Amazon Echo, and the Nest camera, which competes with Amazon’s Ring system. Amazon still does’t sell the Google Home, but it does sell Nest cameras and thermostats.

Fire TV users have been able to use a third-party YouTube app that simply linked folks to the YouTube website. But a new version should offer a more feature-rich experience with support for 4K HDR content.

The addition of YouTube TV also means customers who subscribe to Google’s streaming TV service will be able to tune in on the Fire TV, which supports additional services including Hulu, Sony’s PS Vue, AT&T DirecTV Now and Sling TV.


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Amazon plans to close its marketplace for Chinese consumers

Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well. The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Globa


Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well. The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Globa
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Amazon plans to close its marketplace for Chinese consumers

Amazon plans to close its domestic marketplace business in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, focusing efforts on its more lucrative businesses selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous country.

Shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from other third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark and Japan via Amazon’s global store. Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said.

Consumers in China will still be able to purchase Kindle e-readers and online content, the sources said on condition of anonymity. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well.

The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Global said that Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace and JD.com held 81.9 percent of the Chinese market last year.

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, bought local Chinese online shopping website Joyo.com in 2004 for $75 million and rebranded it as Amazon China in 2011.

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Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri

Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter. The effort is being lead by Ira Snyder, director of AR/VR and Facebook Assistant. It’s unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant, but it could potentially be used on the company’s Portal video chat smart speakers, the Oculus headsets or other future projects. The Facebook assistant faces stiff competiti


Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter. The effort is being lead by Ira Snyder, director of AR/VR and Facebook Assistant. It’s unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant, but it could potentially be used on the company’s Portal video chat smart speakers, the Oculus headsets or other future projects. The Facebook assistant faces stiff competiti
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Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri

Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and the Google Assistant, according to several people familiar with the matter.

The tech company has been working on this new initiative since early 2018. The effort is coming out of the company’s augmented reality and virtual reality group, a division that works on hardware, including the company’s virtual reality Oculus headsets.

A team based out of Redmond, Washington, has been spearheading the effort to build the new AI assistant, according to two former Facebook employees who left the company in recent months. The effort is being lead by Ira Snyder, director of AR/VR and Facebook Assistant. That team has been contacting vendors in the smart speaker supply chain, according to two people familiar.

It’s unclear how exactly Facebook envisions people using the assistant, but it could potentially be used on the company’s Portal video chat smart speakers, the Oculus headsets or other future projects.

The Facebook assistant faces stiff competition. Amazon and Google are far ahead in the smart speaker market with 67% and 30% shares in the U.S. in 2018, respectively, according to eMarketer.

In 2015, Facebook released an AI assistant for its Messenger app called M. It was supposed to help users with smart suggestions, but the project depended heavily on the help of humans and never gained traction. Facebook killed the project last year.

The company in November began selling its Portal video chat device, which lets users place video calls using Facebook Messenger. Users can say “Hey Portal” to initiative very simple commands, but the device also comes equipped with Amazon’s Alexa assistant to handle more complex tasks.

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Amazon plans to close its marketplace for Chinese consumers

Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well. The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Globa


Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well. The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Globa
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Amazon plans to close its marketplace for Chinese consumers

Amazon plans to close its domestic marketplace business in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, focusing efforts on its more lucrative businesses selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world’s most populous country.

Shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy goods from other third-party merchants in the country, but they still will be able to order from the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark and Japan via Amazon’s global store. Amazon expects to close fulfillment centers and wind down its support for domestic-selling merchants in China in the next 90 days, one of the people said.

Consumers in China will still be able to purchase Kindle e-readers and online content, the sources said on condition of anonymity. Amazon Web Services, its cloud unit that sells data storage and computing power to enterprises, will remain as well.

The company’s China marketplace, which has stocked products from Chinese as well as overseas merchants, struggled to gain a foothold in the country’s fiercely competitive e-commerce market. Consumer insights firm iResearch Global said that Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace and JD.com held 81.9 percent of the Chinese market last year.

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, bought local Chinese online shopping website Joyo.com in 2004 for $75 million and rebranded it as Amazon China in 2011.

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Amazon workers go on strike in Germany, demand better pay and working conditions

Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collec


Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collec
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Amazon workers go on strike in Germany, demand better pay and working conditions

Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions.

Trade union Verdi said workers at warehouses in Rheinberg, Werne, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz had stopped work, with the strike set to last until Thursday in some centers, and others potentially joining over the Easter holiday period.

An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed.

Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements in Germany’s mail order and retail industry.

Amazon has repeatedly rejected Verdi’s demands and the spokeswoman said the company is a fair and responsible employer without a collective agreement, with wages at the upper end of what is paid in comparable jobs.

Amazon runs 12 fulfillment centers in Germany, its second-biggest market after the United States.

“The employees are not giving up,” Verdi board member Stefanie Nutzenberger said in a statement. “They want to put an end to the arbitrariness of a company that puts pressure on its employees with stressful work and controls.”


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Amazon workers go on strike in Germany, demand better pay and working conditions

Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collec


Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions. An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed. Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collec
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Amazon workers go on strike in Germany, demand better pay and working conditions

Workers at four Amazon logistic centers in Germany went on strike on Monday, the latest action in a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions.

Trade union Verdi said workers at warehouses in Rheinberg, Werne, Bad Hersfeld and Koblenz had stopped work, with the strike set to last until Thursday in some centers, and others potentially joining over the Easter holiday period.

An Amazon spokeswoman said the company saw very limited participation in the strike across Germany, adding there was no operational impact so customer deliveries would not be delayed.

Verdi has organized frequent strikes at Amazon in Germany since 2013 to press demands for the retailer to raise pay for warehouse workers in accordance with collective bargaining agreements in Germany’s mail order and retail industry.

Amazon has repeatedly rejected Verdi’s demands and the spokeswoman said the company is a fair and responsible employer without a collective agreement, with wages at the upper end of what is paid in comparable jobs.

Amazon runs 12 fulfillment centers in Germany, its second-biggest market after the United States.

“The employees are not giving up,” Verdi board member Stefanie Nutzenberger said in a statement. “They want to put an end to the arbitrariness of a company that puts pressure on its employees with stressful work and controls.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-04-15  Authors: uwe zucchi, afp, getty images
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, germany, demand, conditions, company, verdi, strike, work, workers, amazon, spokeswoman, centers, pay, working, better


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