appmarsh | Walmart, Oracle, other secret funders reportedly behind ‘grass-roots’ campaign to blast Amazon

Amazon’s Seattle headquarters. (appmarsh Photo)

Peruse during the social media feed and web site of the Free & Fair Markets Initiative, and it is transparent that the “nonprofit watchdog” has Amazon in its crosshairs.

What’s now not so transparent is that the so-called “grass-roots” campaign has the monetary fortify of Walmart, Oracle, and mall proprietor Simon Property Group — three of Amazon’s largest competitors throughout industries akin to retail and cloud computing.

A file from The Wall Street Journal finds how the ones three corporations are secret funders behind the campaign, which has blasted Amazon’s industry practices — together with its remedy of warehouse staff; its use of private knowledge; its loss of fortify for native communities; and extra — since launching in March 2020. It tweeted greater than 300 occasions about Amazon’s HQ2 venture, WSJ reported, and this week it referred to as Amazon’s local weather trade announcement “not anything greater than greenwashing.”

Free & Fair Markets has stored its funders secret and falsely claimed that reasonable voters fortify the gang, the WSJ reported. It’s run via communications company Marathon Strategies, which reportedly requested for $250,000 consistent with corporate to fund the anti-Amazon campaign.

The tale displays the lengths that businesses are keen to cross to assist curb Amazon’s marketplace percentage. It’s additionally an instance of mounting force on Amazon from identical teams and lawmakers who’re wondering the corporate’s rising footprint and tool.

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Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).