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India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections continue to worsen, with no signs of slowing down.  The country’s overwhelmed healthcare system faces a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccines.  This has prompted another round of movement restrictions, with shorter operating hours even for grocery operators and other essential services.  And as more frontline workers report unwell, retailers are also ramping up hiring of more staff and sponsor vaccination programmes.

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Amazon's net sales increased by 44% year-on-year (YoY) to $108.5bn, and operating income increased 224%, to $8.1bn for the first quarter (ended March 31). International segment driving growth Amazon’s international segment grew 60%, compared to North America which grew 40%. The international business now accounts for 28% of Amazon’s total sales, versus 25% last year. Amazon continues to lau...
Amazon Salon is Amazon’s first hairdressing concept and will trial the latest industry technology, including augmented reality (AR) hair consultations and ‘point-and-learn’ technology. Amazon’s first hairdressing concept The 1,500 sq ft salon is opening in London’s Spitalfields and follows the launch of Amazon Professional Beauty Store on Amazon.co.uk. Amazon Salon will initially be availab...
Eroski expands through franchising, following a €7.8m investment, while Amazon Fresh launches in Barcelona offering fast delivery of food, beauty, and personal care products. Separately, Condis is improving its online operations to meet shopper demand, as Sánchez Romero partners with Lola Market to create a new remote purchasing channel. Eroski launches 52 franchise stores Eroski has invest...

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