Launches for Amazon and Borders

US online retailer Amazon.com Inc has opened an Internet grocery store in Britain, joining a competitive market. Amazon competes with Tesco, Wal-Mart’s Asda and J Sainsbury, as well as online specialist Ocado, though Amazon will not offer the one to two-hour delivery slots provided by these operators.

Online sales of groceries are booming in Britain and grocery specialists IGD forecast they will almost double to 7.2 billion pounds ($10.9 billion) by 2014. Amazon recently launched a grocery store in Germany recently and already provides grocery services to the US.

Another major launch this week was Borders ebookstore. It simultaneously launched applications for smartphones. Borders assures customers that several file formats including ePub, mobile technology, and PDF. Borders also offers several different ereaders through its website. They hope to sell at least ten different e-readers by the end of 2010.

Borders is trying to catch up to Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and Apple, who started selling ebooks sooner and are ahead of the curve.

If you would like to know more about the e-reader wars, you can check it out here.

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