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Whole Foods Is Part of Amazon Now, So I Stopped By Monday After Work (Here’s What’s Different)

Monday was the first day of the rest of Whole Foods Market’s life, so to speak, now that it’s been officially acquired by Amazon–with big changes promised. There’s a Whole Foods Market at the corner of 7th Avenue and 24th Street in Manhattan, just a few blocks away from my office. So I stopped by …

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What Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Means for Entrepreneurs

I wasn’t shocked when Amazon announced its intent to purchase Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. For years, Amazon had wanted a retail footprint, and with its experiments with Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go, grocery was an obvious target. Grocery chains have notoriously tight margins, but Whole Foods actually operates on better margins than Amazon (5 …

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Amazon Just Announced How It’s Changing Whole Foods. It All Starts Monday

Amazon just announced how it’s changing Whole Foods–and at the same time provided our latest answer to the question: Just how powerful is Amazon, anyway? Because we already knew that it’s powerful enough to dominate 43 percent of all online commerce, and powerful enough to basically acquire Whole Foods for free, since Amazon’s stock jump …

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Want To Make Big Money On Your House? Make Sure It’s Near This Grocery Store (No, Not Whole Foods)

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. What is it they say in financial ads? The wise money-making scheme we’re selling could make you richer or, well, poorer. So what many people do is buy a house and hope that, if they can …

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Here’s What Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Means for Your Industry

yIn the 1970s, Route 128 outside Boston was considered to be the center of the tech world. Companies like Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Data General and others disrupted the market for mainframes with new minicomputers that were smaller, cheaper and more agile. They seemed destined to dominate the information age. Yet as AnnaLee Saxenian explained …

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Will the Jeff Bezos & Amazon Takeover of Whole Foods Lead to More Innovation, or Less?

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Amazon has been in the news quite a bit lately. In large part, it’s been due to the massive acquisition of Whole Foods, which surprised many pundits, and proved that Amazon is looking to. But as my Firebrand Group team and I organized the first-ever Innovation Congress …

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