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Amazon Watch: Weekly recap

In addition to selling Party City’s merchandise on its website, Amazon made the headlines for several other stories. Here’s a rundown:

Amazon adds a twist to its Whole Foods Market grocery delivery service. The online giant launched grocery pickup, a service that enables Prime members to pick up their order at a local Whole Foods Market store within an hour — without leaving their car.

Study: The top-selling categories on Prime Day were… Amazon’s 36-hour mega-sale underscored the online giant’s fight for dominance in home improvement, grocery and private label.

Amazon reportedly wants to hire new employees — but there’s a twist. The online retailer is going on a hiring spree, but potential candidates won’t be working in an office.

Customers’ shopping savviness pays off for Amazon big time. The sophisticated price searches of Amazon Prime members on Prime Day contributed to the highest level of event participation — and spending — to date.
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