American Apparel, the vertically integrated clothing manufacturer based in downtown Los Angeles, has launched of three new merchant stores on Amazon Marketplace in Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany.
The three new stores follow the success of American Apparel's US deal with Amazon, which launched in 2010. The stores were launched in order to reach out to customers who are new to American Apparel and its products.
Amazon is taking on rival Apple by strengthening its online music store.
Amazon has signed deals with the four biggest record labels globally in a move which will allow users to store songs at Amazon and access them over the internet via smartphones or tablets.
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Amazon has posted better-than-expected profits after the world's largest retailer cut costs and boosted sales of its Kindle tablet and digital products.
Amazon shares rose almost 15 percent in after-hours trading in New York after it said quarterly net income was USD130 million.
The firm has been launching new products such as the Kindle Fire, a tablet that competes with Apple's iPad.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, still has a need for bricks and mortar.
And with the growth of the internet, the global giant which made its name as an online bookseller is eyeing the Asia-Pacific region.
Property agents say Amazon has made it known in real estate circles that its expansion plans include Australia due to the supply of quality warehouses at attractive rentals.
US retail giant Walmart is learnt to be actively exploring the online space in India. It was in talks with some leading e-commerce companies in India for partnership possibilities, sources close to the development said.
For nearly two years, Toys "R" Us has waited for the right moment to take itself public. That moment might be slipping away.
The company is facing management defections, a decline in same-store sales and relentless competition from Walmart and Amazon. Last month, Moody's Investors Service put a negative watch on the company's debt.
Amazon, the ecommerce giant, is seeking to attract consumer packaged goods companies as advertisers on its pages, thus tapping a major source of potential revenue.
Lisa Utzschneider, Amazon's VP, global advertising, argued that boosting ad sales to brand owners in this sector constituted a "huge opportunity". She was speaking at ad:tech San Francisco, Warc's coverage of which can be accessed here.
Last week Amazon, the online retailer, said it was buying a robot maker called Kiva Systems for USD775 million.
Before you get excited that Amazon may start offering a robot that can tuck you into bed at night and read Kindle books to you, this isn't that kind of robot. Instead, Kiva Systems' orange robots move around warehouses and stock shelves.
Or, as the company says on its website, using "hundreds of autonomous mobile robots", Kiva Systems "enables extremely fast cycle times with reduced labour requirements".
Environmental groups have forced online retailer Amazon to remove whale meat products from its site in Japan.
The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) of Britain accused Amazon of hypocrisy after investigators found 147 whale products for sale on the company's Japanese site.
The products contravened the firm's policy of refusing to advertise unlicensed or illegal wildlife products, including endangered species.
Internet retail titan Amazon has pulled iPads from its website in China at Apple's request, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
The Journal cited unnamed sources as saying the move by Apple was unrelated to a copyright battle over the iPad name in China but instead due to Amazon not being an authorised reseller of the coveted tablet computers.
Amazon reportedly removed iPads offered by other resellers on its Chinese website as well.