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Amazon-Whole Foods: A year later, what has changed?

06-11-2018NewsSarah Halzack of the LA Times

One year ago this week, Amazon.com loudly declared its intention to become a grocery industry heavyweight by agreeing to buy Whole Foods Market.

The $13.7-billion deal practically guaranteed sweeping change in a segment of the retail world that hadn't yet felt the sting of e-commerce. By marrying Amazon's digital prowess and appetite for price-cutting with Whole Foods' well-established perishables supply chain and network of stores, it seemed a trip to Whole Foods or a tap of the Amazon app was about to become ground zero of food-shopping innovation — and a top choice for customers.

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