Amazon, Whole Foods expand grocery pickup at the curb

Amazon is launching curbside grocery pickup at its Whole Foods Market locations in Sacramento and Virgiinia Beach. The two cities are just the start of a national rollout this year, according to a press release. Amazon Prime members can shop...

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Kagan: Kroger change wave keeps up with Amazon Whole Foods

Jeff Kagan examines trends and technologies coming to play in the retail grocery segment.

Amazon expands Whole Foods Market delivery in Florida, New York

Amazon Prime members now have access to Whole Food Market delivery service in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and parts of New York City and Long Island, according to a press release. "We've been delighted with the customer response to delivery in...

Amazon expands Prime benefit at 10 more Whole Foods locations

Amazon Prime members across 10 more states now have access to exclusive Whole Foods Market discounts and offers. Amazon is expanding the Prime benefits to stores in Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, Kansas, Oklahoma, Idaho, Hawaii, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington, according...

Amazon's Whole Foods grocery delivery service hits a few more markets

Denver, Sacramento and San Diego Amazon Prime members can now enjoy free two-hour delivery, on orders more than $35, from Whole Foods Market. The new delivery areas, announced by Amazon in a press release, brings Whole Foods Market service delivery...

Amazon shuttering Whole Food's reward program

Fulfilling a statement made early on following its acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon is closing down the grocer's less than one-year old rewards program and customers have until May 2 to use points and mobile coupons. In its place, according to Loyalty360, Amazon will offer rewards to Whole Foods customers who are also Amazon Prime members.

How major mergers are changing your favorite private brands

How major mergers are changing your favorite private brands

Bryan Pearson ponders what will happen to the Whole Foods brand now living under the ever expanding Amazon umbrella.

Amazon expands Whole Foods delivery to San Francisco, Atlanta

Amazon Prime members in six more cities now have access to free, 2-hour delivery on Whole Foods Market orders. Amazon, the omnichannel giant which bought Whole Foods Market in 2017, is extending the fast delivery option to Atlanta and San...

Amazon launching Whole Foods Market delivery service

Amazon Prime members living near a Whole Foods Market will be able to tap free 2-hour delivery as long as they're buying $35 in goods from the supermarket chain that Amazon bought in 2017. The service starts today in a...

Kroger, Alibaba in talks on partnership, claims report

Kroger and Alibaba are reportedly discussing a partnership, according to CNBC. The U.S.

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Kagan: Old checkout lanes will choke retail stores

Jeff Kagan has a big list of big questions for today's retailer -- from realizing the need to change to creating both a defensive and offensive strategy.

Amazon's Whole Foods suffers credit card breach

As consumers still grapple with a massive Equifax data breach, reports indicate Whole Foods' shoppers are likely facing a similar issue. Amazon's Whole Foods Market reported last week that payment card data has been taken from venues within some stores,...

Amazon's Whole Foods strategy may not be so consumer friendly after all

Just days after taking over Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, Amazon is getting some cynical response to its vow to provide deep food product discounts at the high-end grocery stores. One industry analyst stated in a client note that the...

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Kagan: Poor checkout experience hurts retail brand

Jeff Kagan offers up his view on retail winners and losers and what the changing customer expectations are starting to demand from retail stores.

FTC clears path for Amazon-Whole Foods merger

The Federal Trade Commission has completed its investigation regarding potential antitrust issues with Amazon's proposed acquisition of Whole Foods. The announcement paves the way for the $13.7 billion deal to move forward, according to a New York Post report. "Based...

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

How Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods will disrupt the retail landscape

Sethuraman Janardhanan, practice head and client partner, big data analytics, at Happiest Minds Technologies, explores the multiple synergies that have made the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition the most notable one in retail and one which holds power to redefine many existing models.

Amazon's Whole Foods move sits well with many consumers

The acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon is viewed as positive by 38 percent of Whole Foods shoppers and 31 percent of Amazon consumers, according to a new GfK study. The study also revealed a higher incidence of Amazon Prime...

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

Kagan: How Amazon is transforming retail

As long as Amazon lets users continue to shop as they are used to, and adds a new way of thinking to the mix, Jeff Kagan believes the Whole Foods experiment could be successful.

Consumers hungry for contactless checkout at Whole Foods and hope Amazon delivers

Consumers are hoping that once Amazon acquires Whole Foods, the online mega retailer will provide cashier-free checkout and a much improved grocery store experience. That's the feedback from a ChargeItSpot poll regarding the deal, according to a CNBC report. "Our...

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

Automation will produce a brick-and-mortar retailing renaissance…if labor is deployed creatively

At present, the future of brick-and-mortar retailers looks bleak; however book author John Pugliano believes the technological forces that have favored online retailing are about to shift the advantage back to the local storefront.

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