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Outside the Box: The big lesson from Amazon and Whole Foods: Disruptive competition comes out of nowhere

The vast majority of today’s leading companies will likely become toast—in a decade or less, says Vivek Wadhwa......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 19th, 2017

Legal, regulatory challenges mount to Amazon"s takeover of Whole Foods

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, fears the Amazon-Whole Foods deal will reduce competition and further accelerate job cuts in the retail industry......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

Legal, regulatory challenges mount to Amazon"s takeover of Whole Foods

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, fears the Amazon-Whole Foods deal will reduce competition and further accelerate job cuts in the retail industry......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2017

Does Kroger Have Too Many Stores?

Kroger (NYSE: KR), according to many people who follow the grocery business, faces an onslaught of competition, primarily from Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) which recently bought Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM).........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJul 9th, 2017

Amazon Will Be A Disruptive Player In Groceries Over Next 5 Years

Analysts at Deutsche Bank hosted a panel of four experts to dissect Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s proposed acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM). read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJul 2nd, 2017

Blue Apron Drops IPO Price Amid Concern Over Competition From Amazon

Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods already has caused considerable damage to companies in the food industry......»»

Category: topSource: incJun 29th, 2017

Amazon-Whole Foods Won’t Wash Out GrubHub

GrubHub shares have sold off on fears of competition. The stock is still a buy for three reasons......»»

Category: topSource: barronsJun 29th, 2017

Amazon"s Whole Foods Deal Adds Pressure on Grocery Services to Deliver

The impact of the e-commerce giant’s Whole Foods deal on online grocery services is still unclear, but one thing is certain: Competition is heating up. From Instacart to Peapod, firms are racing to gain a larger share of the fast-growing market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 29th, 2017

Kroger Has Bigger Problems -- Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods

Kroger was already reeling due to competition and a decline in same-store sales. A cutthroat industry already known for razor-thin margins may have just become even more competitive......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 23rd, 2017

The chief market strategist at a $1.3 trillion investment firm breaks down Amazon"s "disruptive" Whole Foods deal

Bloomberg TVAmazon's blockbuster acquisition of Whole Foods was a $13.7 billi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 20th, 2017

Wall Street is bailing on Costco after Amazon"s deal for Whole Foods

Deutsche Bank lowers its rating on Costco to hold from buy, citing increasing competition from Amazon......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 19th, 2017

What will Amazon’s Whole Foods deal mean for Kroger?

Kroger Co. has been battling Amazon.com Inc. for a while now, but the competition just took on a whole new level......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2017

See who opposes Amazon’s $13.7B Whole Foods merger

Amazon.com shook up the retail and grocery world Friday with its $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods Market. But not everyone is so keen on the merger. The Institute for Local Self Reliance worries about competition and anti-trust issues with Amazon .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 16th, 2017

Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains

Major stock indexes eked out tiny gains after spending much of the day in the red, but grocery stores and retailers plunged on concern about new competition as Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods......»»

Category: topSource: abcnewsJun 16th, 2017

Bullish on Build-a-Bear

Never mind Amazon and Whole Foods. Build-a-Bear is fairly impervious to internet competition. “The experience is not Amazonable.”.....»»

Category: topSource: barronsJun 16th, 2017

A Win for Whole Foods, A Warning to Sector

The Amazon deal will increase competition with an already-challenging retail backdrop......»»

Category: topSource: barronsJun 16th, 2017

Twin Cities grocery stores could feel the heat from the Amazon-Whole Foods deal

The $13.7 billion deal comes at a time of increased competition in the local grocery scene......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 16th, 2017

Here"s why Whole Foods shopped around for a $13.7 billion purchase from Amazon

Amazon.com Inc. will buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, rescuing a brick-and-mortar retailer in a field where competition from online shopping and other supermarket chains has crunched profit margins. Whole Foods was shopping for a dea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 16th, 2017

What Amazon’s Whole Foods deal means for Pick "n Save parent Kroger

Kroger Co. has been battling Amazon.com Inc. for a while now, but the competition just took on a whole new level......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 16th, 2017

Market Extra: European grocers crumble after Amazon-Whole Foods deal fuels pricing concerns

U.K. and European supermarkets chains tumble in afternoon trade on Friday after Amazon’s deal to buy upscale grocery chain Whole Foods Market in a $13.7 billion deal sparked concerns of increased competition in an industry already under pressure......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 16th, 2017

Supermarkets’ best weapon against e-tailers: produce

High-quality fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods are emerging as a physical store’s best defense against growing competition from Amazon.com Inc......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 8th, 2016