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CNBC writes that “as Amazon revs up its private label business with new household goods and clothing brands, the company is quietly rolling out another way to get more exclusive products onto the site.

“Amazon is inviting outside companies to ‘join the Amazon family of brands,’ according to a web page for ‘Our Brands.’ At the bottom of the page is a link where manufacturers can sign up to make products that become part of Amazon's own collection of private brands.

“Meanwhile, Amazon has a job posting up that promotes the ‘Amazon Accelerator Program,’ which is luring manufacturers who want to create made-for-Amazon products. Another job listing from this week says the Private Brands team is seeking a leader to ‘help build a new program to rapidly expand our selection’.”

Same story as Target, above.


• The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon has “notified some customers that their email addresses were shared with an outside seller on its platform in violation of the company’s policy. Amazon said it had identified and fired the employee responsible for sharing the information. No other customer information was disclosed, and the seller who received it was blocked from selling on Amazon, the company said.”

The employee, Amazon said, has been terminated and will be prosecuted.
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