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What’s next for Amazon’s private labels? Possibly motor home supplies and auto parts

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Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Do you wear Amazon? You may not even know it if you do. Amazon has long sold commodity-type goods like batteries and baby wipes through its own prominently marked brands. But as it’s branched into more variable categories like food and fashion, it’s quietly launched a stable of satellite in-house labels that make no mention of their giant parent company. SEE ALSO: Amazons homegrown products are moving beyond batteries and baby wipes And several more of these sorts of secret Amazon brands may be in the works. A Quartzdeep dive into the company’s hundreds of trademark […]

Are Amazon’s prices too good to be true? The U.S. government wants to find out.

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Amazon CEO Jeff BezosImage: Getty David Ryder/Getty Images As Amazon prepares to lock down its mega-merger with Whole Foods, one of its most controversial sales practices may be coming back to haunt it. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating claims that the online shopping giant misleads customers with the price comparisons it lists on its products, Reuters first reported. The unofficial probe concerns the listed price on items, that retailers use to demonstrate how much their customers are supposedly saving. SEE ALSO: Yes, Amazon is convenient, but is it just too damn powerful? The group behind the complaint, Consumer Watchdog, […]