Has Amazon Really Changed Whole Foods’ Image?

January 30, 2019 Rich Duprey, The Motley Fool

Amazon.com won’t be opening any more Whole Foods 365 discount stores. The grocery store chain’s CEO, John Mackey, said the price gap between the value chain and the full-price Whole Foods Market stores has narrowed enough since Amazon bought the company that there is no longer a need for two separate chains.

CEO of Kroger Explains why the Harris Teeter Merger Positions Them to Take on Amazon and Whole Foods

January 15, 2019 Áine Cain, Business Insider

He said his company, which has a $22.39 billion market cap, had worked for years under the assumption that the online retail giant would either establish its own grocery business or acquire a retail chain. The latter happened in 2017 when Amazon gobbled up Whole Foods.

The UK online grocer that’s helping Kroger battle Amazon blew up the biggest misconception about delivering groceries to Americans

January 15, 2019 Rachel Premack, Insider

Ocado is a United Kingdom-based grocery store that doesn’t have any physical outlets. But it does have warehouses with robots that can pack up an order of 50 items in just a few minutes. In the third quarter of 2018, Ocado’s revenue growth beat all but three other retailers and racked up 283,000 orders per week in the UK.

Amazon-owned Whole Foods Scraps Smaller 365 Store Expansion

January 14, 2019 Krystal Hu, Yahoo Finance

ole Foods Market once had an ambitious plan to broaden customer appeal with its 365 stores. But now it’s saying goodbye to the cheaper and smaller store format.

Amazon Plans to Expand Whole Foods, Ramping up Competition with Major Grocers

The expansion of the brand, which the e-commerce giant bought in 2017 for more than $13B, would add suburban locations and locations in new markets in the United States and possibly elsewhere.