Amazon entered the UK grocery market last year with a rather strange offer that failed to impress anybody other than those people who recognised that this was just an opening gambit. More in the Amazon grocery bag than you think It utilised its Marketplace platform to accept orders from customers and then have the individual product vendors deliver…

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What Amazon UK needs to do is buy Ocado as an entry point into making a meaningful mark in the UK food sector. Ocado in partnership with Amazon. By recently appointing former Asda director Doug Gurr to operate in a strategic role the potential for such a transaction must have moved significantly closer. There are…

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When online behemoth Amazon recently launched its grocery offer it added to the general merriment in the food retailing community. [Here’s the Retail week editor’s blog on the matter]. It was almost as laughable as the valuation placed on Ocado. Certainly its regular customers thought it equally entertaining, judging by level of puns used in…

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