Is Amazon a Threat to the Off-Pricers?

TJ Maxx store front in Manhattan.

At Coresight Research, we’re often asked some variation of “Could Amazon put an end to the off-pricers’ strong run?” The top three US off-price retailers are TJX Companies (which owns T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, among other banners), Ross Stores (operator of Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts) and Burlington Stores, and all three have enjoyed stellar growth in recent years: between 2013 and 2017, revenues grew… Continue Reading

Amazon Is Helping Entrepreneurs Start Delivery Businesses to Expand Its Own Fulfillment Network

Amazon helps entrepreneurs start delivery businesses to expand its own fulfillment network.

Amazon recently announced a new initiative called Amazon Delivery Service Partners, which aims to help entrepreneurs build small businesses while also expanding its own delivery network. Through the program, Amazon will provide entrepreneurs with access to its delivery technology, hands-on… Continue Reading