Amazon Is Causing Catastrophe By Being The Most Disruptive Force In Retail And Technology Today

by MR Magazine Staff

It’s no secret that Amazon is upending retail, with a new bankruptcy filing or store closure announcement coming nearly every day since the beginning of March from traffic starved bricks-and-mortar retailers. And the digital beast is showing no signs of letting up. As KeyBanc Capital Markets pointed out in a Wednesday research note, Amazon is continuing to add new private-label brands. Nine of the 14 brands Amazon now offers are exclusive to Prime members. A Prime membership costs $99 a year. “Amazon is one of the most disruptive forces in retail and technology today,” KeyBanc analyst Edward Yruma said in the note. “We think it will continue to take market share and also benefit as total share accorded to e-commerce continues to grow.” Amazon’s fashion lines that are exclusive to Prime members include Amazon Essentials, its men’s and women’s basic apparel; Buttoned Down, its men’s dress shirts and Ella Moon, its line of women’s bohemian-style casual clothes. Its fashion lines available to all include Franklin & Freeman, which offers men’s dress shoes; mae, its line of women’s intimate apparel and Society New York, its line of women’s dresses and handbags, according to KeyBanc. Read more at The Street.