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After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards

After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards After Whole Foods takeover, Amazon may launch another brand with different standards
Laurie Berry | 28 June, 2017, 17:00

Using machine learning and AI technology, similar to that of a self-driving auto, Amazon automatically adds the item to your cart and charges your account when you leave the store. Meanwhile, Walmart, quite comfortable in physical retail where it has outsold its rivals for years, has been trying to up its e-commerce game with Amazon, most notably through its multi-billion dollar acquisition of Jet. Jeff Bezos might demand a man cave, in other words, but it "wouldn't be branded Whole Foods Market", he assured his employees, and will definitely occupy the basement level underneath the garage. It's worth noting that Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener told Bloomberg there are "no plans to use no-checkout technology to automate the jobs of cashiers at Whole Foods and no job reductions are planned". As for experience, consumers are looking for an engaging experience within the grocery format-be it a cheese tasting, wine pairing or cooking class. Amazon has now bought into more than 400 locations where it can start to bring this experience to life.

A $48-a-share price tag would be more than reasonable for a fellow retailer that could eliminate overhead at Whole Foods, Short said, while adding that very few companies could outbid Amazon.

Mainers shared mixed feelings about the potential deal involving internet giant Amazon purchasing grocery chain Whole Foods.

"Even if they did compete. you'd have to look at the presence of (other grocery chains)", said Abbott, who argued that many Whole Foods stores are in close proximity to other grocery stores, which means antitrust enforcers might be satisfied there was adequate competition. The deal now gives Amazon control of those 431 stores, almost all of which are in neighborhoods that are more affluent and younger than America as a whole. Whole Foods already has a lot of in-store dining and lots of prepared foods. I think we coulda talked for 10 hours. Its stores boasted longer lines despite the higher prices Whole Foods is known for. "This would be the way that Amazon and Whole Foods expands into the mid-to-low income shopper households".

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Whole Foods' 63-year-old CEO, who has raised eyebrows in the past for his shoot-from-the-hip style, compared his new relationship to a romance.

According to Mergermarket, the bid is not only one of the decade's top grocery deal in the U.S., but is also the fourth largest USA deal in the retail subsector.

"This might be an opportunity for consumers who have felt that Whole Foods is inaccessible", said Lauren Beitelspacher, a marketing professor at Babson College in MA. Wilke also noted that Mackey would continue to CEO of Whole Foods, which prompted Mackey to interject by continuing the romantic allusion.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) would acquire Whole Foods in an all-cash transaction valued at $13.7B. "They spent about a decade trying to crack the code on fresh food".

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