Amazon has been accused of many things in the last two years, including not paying its taxes, damaging the high street, and mistreating staff. But now it is also fighting claims that it is trying to destroy Royal Mail.
Shares in the postal service have slumped after it warned that parcel revenues are not growing as quickly as expected because Amazon has launched its own delivery service.
However, Christopher North, the boss of Amazon in the UK, has insisted the online US retailer has no intention of killing Royal Mail with its own delivery business Amazon Logistics.
“Amazon Logistics is not about replacing a carrier, it is about complementing,” North said in an interview ahead of Black Friday, which he expects to be Amazon’s biggest ever day in the UK.