Grocers are scrambling to face another pandemic panic

Sep 28, 2020
And they can't rely on their usual algorithms to decide what to stock up on.
People keep social distance as they line up in front of a supermarket in New York City.
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"Dark stores" fulfill online grocery orders — but for how long?

Sep 15, 2020
The pandemic led to more people shopping for groceries online. But that trend may not hold.
A Whole Foods Market in Washington, D.C. Whole Foods is one company building a new type of grocery store during the pandemic.
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What happens when a company like Amazon raises wages everywhere?

Oct 2, 2018
It puts some pressure on firms that might not be ready to raise workers' pay, one economist says.
A worker packs cat food at the Amazon fulfillment center in May in Aurora, Colorado.
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Amazon ups wages for 350K, says it will advocate better pay

Oct 2, 2018
Employees at Whole Foods, which Amazon now owns, will get the same pay hike. Amazon's hourly operations and customer service employees, some who already make $15 per hour, will also see a wage increase.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a press conference in Santa Monica, California.
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Grocery industry looks to beef up its consumer offerings in response to Amazon

Jun 11, 2018
It’s been a year since Amazon acquired Whole Foods, and the company announced today Prime members in 10 more states are eligible for special deals at the store. With Amazon getting deeper into the grocery business, competitors have had to up their digital game … and also improve delivery services. So what are they doing […]

Amazon-Whole Foods alliance could strain the organic supply chain

Aug 25, 2017
Online retail giant Amazon is on track to close its acquisition of the natural and organics grocer Whole Foods. Whole Foods has been losing sales in recent years as competitors ramp up their organic offerings at lower prices. Now Amazon says its working to “make high-quality natural and organic food affordable for everyone.” Analysts expect […]

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Whole Foods may no longer be called "Whole Paycheck"

Aug 25, 2017
Amazon is planning to slash the prices of some items at Whole Foods, like bananas and salmon, starting Monday.
A view of a Whole Foods Market in Brooklyn, New York. 
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Deals like Amazon-Whole Foods are a "new territory" for the Federal Trade Commission

Aug 24, 2017
The Amazon-Whole Foods deal is shaking up the retail industry.
A view of a Whole Foods market in New York.
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Amazon shocks with news of Whole Foods bid

Jun 16, 2017
Amazon has agreed to buy Whole Foods in a roughly $13.5 billion deal. It would be Amazon’s biggest acquisition to date, and it’s generating headlines such as “earth shaking.” Whole Foods has been underperforming a little lately. Its growth has slowed and activist investors have been after the chain to sell itself. But what’s a […]