Also covered are IHG phasing out mini toiletries in its hotels, Grab’s $2B investment into Indonesia, and Microsoft’s new wearable patent.
1. Amazon is forcing brands to rethink packaging
Amazon is putting pressure on vendors to come up with more compact and easier to open packages for larger items. The e-commerce giant will now charge a nearly $2 surcharge on every item sold in packaging that does not comply with the standard.