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AmazonFresh vs. supermarket: A hands-on shopping test

CNET's Sharon Vaknin has long hungered to shop for groceries online, and now that AmazonFresh has arrived in San Francisco, she finally can. But how does the experience stack up to a regular supermarket?

By December 17, 2013

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Peapod who? Online grocer shows Amazon, Walmart how it's done

While WalMart and Amazon are just starting to see how tricky the online grocery business can be, 20-year-old Peapod has already figured it out.

By November 2, 2013

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Sequoia's Michael Moritz explains how technology is like fracking

Thirty years ago, technology was in niches and crevasses of the economy, and now it has seeped into every sector.

By July 22, 2013

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First Borders, then Best Buy. Now Amazon's gunning for Safeway

After five years of tinkering with a grocery delivery service in Seattle, Amazon is reportedly set to roll it out in California and elsewhere. Here's why the business, with its razor-thin margins, appeals to the company.

By June 9, 2013

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Amazon supersizing its food delivery business?

The company is set to expand a Seattle-only grocery business to LA and SF, with a much broader rollout possible if the larger West Coast effort goes well, according to a report.

By June 4, 2013

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Toys 'R' Us expands Web profile, launches video service

The toy retail chain will distribute video online, a move that comes a month after it announced the coming of a new kid-focused tablet. Toys "R" Us? Are we back in 1999?

By October 9, 2012

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Instacart aims to be the Amazon Prime of grocery delivery

The San Francisco startup hopes its Express subscription service can change shoppers' behavior by giving them free and fast delivery of groceries and, later, other items.

By August 8, 2012

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Burnouts rejoice, Kozmo.com's progeny lives on

A former exec from Kozmo.com, a company much celebrated for delivering munchies and movies to customers' homes before it closed down 10 years ago, has built his own delivery service. Unlike Kozmo, this one is profitable.

By April 20, 2011

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Amazon gets Kiva robots via Zappos, Diapers buys

Kiva Systems' inventory robots are invading Amazon.com-owned warehouses via the e-commerce powerhouse's recent acquisitions.

By November 11, 2010

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Amazon launches grocery shop, ignores appeals to rebrand as 'Amazon.nom'

Amazon has launched a grocery section, so you'll now be able to browse and purchase a vast selection of delicious foodstuffs without trudging off to the shops

By July 7, 2010