• Nike announced it would no longer sell its product on Amazon. After a two-year pilot program, Nike said it would focus on direct-to-consumer sales online.
  • Amazon protested the pentagon’s $10 Billion JEDI Contract. Amazon announced this week it would challenge the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion cloud-computing contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI). The ecommerce giant says the Pentagon’s evaluation process of the JEDI project was bias and politically charged.
  • New cashierless grocery store chains are surfacing to compete with Amazon. While Amazon remains the strongest player in this realm, tech-startups Grabango and AiFi are working on cashierless technology that would allow big retailers to compete with the retail giant.