Amazon UK boss hints that rumoured grocery rollout will be 'quick'
Christopher North, Amazon's UK boss, has indicated a rumoured rollout of its grocery business in Britain would be "pretty quick" as the company seeks to double its UK work force in the next three years.
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In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, North said the company was not ready to make an official announcement on plans for a
When asked about a
Amazon currently employs 6,000 full-time staff and generates £4bn of
Criticisms that Amazon is destroying the British high street were also dismissed by North, who argued it was the customer that was shaping the retail industry.
North said: "We are still a pretty small part of the total retail environment in the
"What every business should do is put their case before the consumer and let customers make the choice."
North’s comments came as Amazon announced its third quarter results for the three months ending 30 September, which saw sales increase 24% year-on-year from $13.8bn (£8.5bn) to $17.1bn (£10.6bn).
The company is still operating at a loss after recording an operating loss of $25m (£15m) for the third quarter, compares with a loss of $28m (£17m) in the same quarter last year.
This article was first published on marketingmagazine.co.uk
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