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Amazon Business describes future where everything from computers to crockery is available in one place

Amazon Business’ most senior executive in the UK has described a scenario where restaurant chains are able to procure all of their business requirements – from computers and stationery to crockery and kitchenware – simply by logging into its online ‘market place’.   The ecommerce giant views B2B sales as a “growing opportunity”, according to

EDITOR’S VIEW: Will Amazon change the way you buy catering equipment?

Where do you buy your catering equipment from? Chances are it is a local dealer that has always served your kitchen needs, or one of the well-known catalogue or internet players that carry huge quantities of stock.  In the case of big ticket, heavy duty items, it might be that you buy direct from the

OPINION: Is the pub sector ready for a tech transformation?

In a world of digital-savvy consumers, pressure has never been greater on operators to integrate technology into the guest experience. In fact, diners are now less likely to trust pubs and restaurants that do not use up to date technology such as websites, contactless or mobile payments. Yet, while many casual dining brands are leading

Amazon widens catering equipment market place with B2B service

Amazon is bringing down the barriers of entry into the resale market for B2B products such as catering equipment by launching ‘Amazon Business’ in the UK. Amazon Business is a new service designed to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size. Crucially, it gives sellers on amazon.co.uk the opportunity to grow their sales by

Amazon deal highlights rough ride restaurants are getting

Industry bosses have reiterated calls for business rates equality for pubs and restaurants following reports that Amazon is set to receive a business rates cut. Although pubs, bars and restaurants are crucial employers and drivers of growth for the UK economy, the sector faces extortionate business rates hikes over the coming months. Reports this week

Amazon Restaurants takes food delivery market by storm

Online shopping giant Amazon today revealed it will take on the likes of Deliveroo by getting into the UK food delivery market with a new business called ‘Amazon Restaurants’. The service will initially be available in selected London postcodes and will see the company offer food via the Prime Now app from a series of

Appliances will soon order resupplies automatically from Amazon

Household appliances will soon automatically order their own refills of detergent or other consumables, a development certain to filter into the commercial equipment world. E-commerce giant Amazon is working with appliance makers including Siemens, Bosch, Samsung and Whirlpool to build internet connectivity into their machines and a simple button that will order consumables such as