Amazon’s Palm Biometrics Rollout Reaches Denver-Area Whole Foods

Shoppers must first enroll in the Amazon One program, which can be done in less than a minute, according to Amazon. Payment is then made by hovering a palm over an Amazon One scanner at the checkout lane for a few seconds.

Walmart Chips Away at Amazon’s Lead in a Key Area: Wealthy Online Shoppers

Launched in 2020 as a competitor to Amazon Prime, Walmart+ is resonating with higher-income households eager to fend off inflation. At $98 a year, Walmart+ costs $41 less than Prime and offers many of the same perks, such as shipping discounts and video streaming. Walmart’s subscription service also has benefits Amazon can’t match, including discounted fuel at gas stations around the US.

Amazon Falls to H-E-B after Two Years as Top U.S Grocery Retailer, dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index Concludes

January 31, 2023 dunnhumby

dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released the sixth annual dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), a comprehensive, nationwide study that examines the approximately $1 trillion U.S. grocery market. Three years after the pandemic upturned the grocery industry, H-E-B has regained its leadership position from Amazon with Costco following closely behind in second place. Amazon fell to third while Wegmans took the fourth spot for the third year in a row.

Amazon Bought Whole Foods Five Years Ago for $13.7B. Here’s What’s Changed at the High-End Grocer

September 7, 2022 Katie Schoolov, CNBC

Five years ago, Amazon closed its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods, by far the biggest acquisition ever for the e-commerce and cloud computing giant. Since then, Amazon has made a lot of changes to the specialty grocer, from lowering prices to embedding checkout technology in its 500-plus U.S. stores.

Amazon Takes on Britain’s Tesco with Price Match Scheme

July 21, 2022 s

Amazon, seeking an edge amid a deteriorating cost of living crisis, will match UK grocery market leader Tesco’s prices on hundreds of products, it said on Monday.