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Amazon is introducing Continental Europe to its organic food label Whole Foods, at first to visitors to Amazon's sites in France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
American media sources claim Amazon is planning to open new outlets of supermarket chain Whole Foods. The stores would also serve as a distribution and pickup point for subscription service Prime Now.
Supermarkets are more successful in the online groceries market than Amazon: in the United States, customers at regular supermarkets place more and larger orders than Amazon shoppers do.
Food and beverages are the fastest growing category for Amazon in the United States: a third of online orders for groceries are made at the retail giant. Nevertheless, the category remains very small, even in the American home market.
Amazon Prime members will get an additional discount on hundreds of Whole Foods products, the chain it acquired in June 2017. Specialists claim there is a clear strategy behind these discounts.
Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition is slowly resulting in changes for the supermarket chain. Amazon wants to introduce the Prime system to every store and at the same time, a lot of executives are leaving the company.
Amazon will become its own logistical supplier: it will pick up and deliver packages for its own marketplace partners. Supermarket chain Whole Foods’ customers can also get their groceries delivered within two hours from now on.
E-commerce is still underrepresented in food sales, but Amazon’s American and European 2017 growth was impressive. Are we close to a tipping point?
Amazon has decided to shut down two Whole Foods stores in the United Kingdom, which are incidentally the only two stores it had outside of London.
Supermarket chain Whole Foods welcomed an additional 25 % of customers in the first few days following Amazon’s price cuts.
Amazon’s drastic price cuts for Whole Foods are merely a first step in a larger conquest plan. Innovation is the real key, analysts feel.
Over the past few months, Ahold Delhaize’s share had to deal with plenty of setbacks, mainly because of Amazon’s competition. Investor group VEB says the supermarket company has listed a few outcomes for the Belgo-Dutch group.
Amazon has announced it will permanently lower a lot of prices at its newly-acquired supermarket chain Whole Foods. As a result, competitors’ shares immediately plummeted.
American Federal Trade Commission has approved Amazon’s acquisition of supermarket chain Whole Foods, which means the entire deal should be finalized before the end of the year.