Jason & Scot Show Episode 116 Industry News and geek week

A weekly podcast with the latest e-commerce news and events. Episode 116 is a recap of current industry news and Geek Week!


This episode catches up on the latest e-commerce news

SuperBowl News

Amazon News

  • SpaceX successfully launched it’s first Falcon heavy rocket, and recovered two of the boosters.  The photos and video of the Tesla in space were amazing.  And there appears to be a thawing of relations between Jeff Bezos and Elan Musk.

bezos musk twitter thread

  • Prime Now delivery from Whole Foods stores
  • Expansion of FBA On-Site
  • Amazon expands it’s airport plans from 900 acres, to 1100 acres
  • The Spheres launched at HQ1
  • Private label continues to get traction especially premium denim “Hale and Denim Crush”
  • Amazon Go store opened to the public
  • Amazon is the largest spender on R&D, much larger than any other retailer

Walmart News

  • Walmart acquired Spatialand out of Store 8 for VR Capability
  • JD.com Coming to US
  • Walmart – Rakuten partnership ads digital books to Walmart.com

Drug News

Helena Foulkes becomes new CEO of HBC (from CVS) replacing Jerry Storch

Deliv launched DelivRX home delivery pharmacy service

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Episode 116 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded on Thursday, February 8th 2018.


Join your hosts Jason “Retailgeek” Goldberg, SVP Commerce & Content at SapientRazorfish, and Scot Wingo, Founder and Executive Chairman of Channel Advisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing.


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