Amazon's Whole Foods deal proves the 'retail mullet' is the future of grocery

Amazon's Whole Foods deal proves the 'retail mullet' is the future of grocery

ForeSee's Eric Feinberg provides his take on Amazon's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Whole Foods. As he writes, surprisingly not much has been said about the real logic behind the deal, which has far more to do with Amazon expanding into an area it knows it can win, and far less to do with battling rivals such as Walmart.

Report: Amazon developing drone hub for metro areas

A patent filing reveals Amazon may be building a distribution hub — a tower resembling a beehive — for busy metro areas "designed to accommodate landing and takeoff of unmanned aerial vehicles." The news, from a New York Post report,...

Amazon debuts free 'try at home' apparel service

Not one to stand idle Amazon is advancing its game in the online and fashion apparel business and debuting a new service that lets shoppers try on and return with ease. The free service, Prime Wardrobe, is available to Prime...

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's Whole Foods Market acquisition points to a changing role for physical stores; millennials hold the key

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods Market is yet another sign – the biggest to date – that retail is being redefined by multiple shopping channels.

Amazon Pay revives the Buy button craze on Instagram

Amazon is attempting to keep the social media Buy button alive via a partnership with high-end clothing retailer Moda Operandi's Instagram posts, according to multiple media reports. Moda shoppers that view something they want to buy on the retailer's Instagram post can do so using their Amazon login credentials (Amazon Buy).

Amazon makes a statement with bid to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

Amazon appears poised to change the grocery business in a big way as the e-commerce giant Friday announced plans to buy Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at $13.7 billion, according to multiple media reports. For weeks, Whole Foods...

Walmart: We're making inroads against powerhouse Amazon

Walmart is beginning to close in on Amazon's territory as top online retailer and its online operations chief attributes the successful strategy, in part, to the acquisition of Jet.com. "I can tell you we are happy with the moves we're...

Can any traditional retailer survive the

Can any traditional retailer survive the "Battle of the Bots"?

Chris H. Petersen says going up against Amazon is like taking a knife to a light saber battle. Why? Because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Amazon's Bezos: We're not resting on our laurels

Amazon.com, celebrating its 20th year, isn't about to start pulling back in any way, shape or form. In fact Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a big point about just that during the recent annual shareholder's meeting. "There's no rest.

Amazon adds grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle

Amazon.com Inc. has opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle in an effort to compete against "click and collect" shopping options from supermarket retailers, according to Bloomberg. The "AmazonFresh Pickup" allows shoppers to buy groceries online and pick them up in as little as 15 minutes instead of having them delivered to their homes.

Ex-Amazon guru now hard at work revamping Target strategy

Improving real-time delivery is the focus of Arthur Valdez's leadership role at Target as the ex-Amazon executive strives to help Target catch up when it comes to online commerce. Valdez, Target's chief supply chain and logistics officer, is directing a...

Amazon prepping brick-and-mortar bookstore for D.C.

Amazon, which built its e-commerce empire on putting the physical bookseller nearly out of business, is now reportedly planning to launch another brick-and-mortar bookstore and this time it's aiming for Washington, D.C. The online giant has leased 10,000 square feet...

Report: Amazon, Google are most loved brands

The two most loved brands in America are Amazon and Google. That's the finding of a new Morning Consult report.

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Digital, physical worlds collide at Amazon Books

Amazon’s new bookstores partly leans on mobile technology, but could use some improvements with something like beacons.

Amazon drops free ship minimum to $25

In the ever-increasing battle to gain greater customer share and sales, Amazon has now lowered its minimum purchase for free delivery to $25 for non-Prime members. It's the third time the mega e-tailer has decreased the minimum order size to qualify for free shipping.

Amazon dominating voice-control speaker realm, claims report

Amazon is a dominating etailer on many fronts and now it's dominating the voice-controlled speaker technology realm, according to a eMarketer research. While the industry is still emerging, Amazon is tops thanks to its Echo and Echo Dot devices which...

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Last mile: The amazing race to solve the delivery dilemma

Omnichannel drives new expectations that every retailer must address.

Amazon debuts fresh grocery delivery in Berlin

Amazon Prime subscribers in Berlin, Germany are now enjoying fresh grocery delivery, according to a Reuters report. Germany subscribers can access over 80,000 products from over two dozen local stores and get unlimited deliveries for just over $10 a month...

Amazon's NJ fulfillment footprint expands once again

Amazon aims to open three more fulfillment centers in New Jersey, which will bring the total of center to 10 and the new sites will create more than 2,500 jobs, according to a press release. "Our ability to expand in...

Amazon retail sales on the rise

Amazon shareholders are a happy bunch given shares hitting an all-time high due to healthy retail and cloud computing sales in the first quarter. Net sales rose 23 percent, hitting $35.7 billion, according to Reuters, and the figure beat analysts'...

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