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How Amazon Embraces Risk As Its Best Friend To Get Out In Front Of Change

Lost in the discussion of Amazon buying Whole Foods is not just the company’s tolerance for risk but why it may not be as risky as you think.<p>As a business leader, I have learned one thing above all – about adverse circumstances: It is a certainty that those who venture more, risk more adversity. …

Leadership

What Amazon taught us this week: Data-centric companies will devour competitors

The initial head-scratching phase over the Amazon-Whole Foods deal is giving way to some aha moments as commentators absorb the idea of a mostly online retailer buying something as tangible and localized as an organic grocery chain. They’re pointing out that Amazon will be acquiring a first-class …

Fortune 500

Clash of the retail titans: Amazon goes head to head with Walmart

In the short term Amazon’s foray into the grocery business with the acquisition of Whole Foods is unlikely to affect Walmart. But is the market big enough for both?<p>After Amazon’s $14bn acquisition of Whole Foods, the stage is set for an epic clash between the online behemoth and the traditional …

Trends

Exploring Amazon's Plans for Its Whole Foods Acquisition

The e-commerce leader is paying a hefty multiple for the organic grocer despite its many setbacks -- what kind of opportunities do they have?<p>On June …

Stocks

NCR is a tech bargain - Barron's

NCR (NYSE:NCR), which sells software systems that manage inventory so chains can ship online orders from stores, may rise 30% as Amazon’s pending …

Fortune 500

Why Amazon Bought Whole Foods? Just Look at How It Crushed Walmart

To understand why Amazon bought Whole Foods, you need only look at how Bezos boxed out Walmart.

eCommerce

Kroger: The World Might Be Ending, But Not Before A Dividend Increase And A $1 Billion Share Buyback

<i>This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend on June 23, 2017</i><p>If you were to base your investment decisions solely on the news headlines, you …

Stocks

COWEN: We counted at least 7 retail companies that can't get eaten up by Amazon

Amazon spread its reach further into the retail industry on Friday when it announced its jaw-dropping acquisition of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.<p>The market's instant reaction — Amazon's shares rallied while those of its competitors tumbled — sent a clear message: Investors are bullish on Amazon's …

Business

Amazon Picked By VCs As Top Company To Lead Future Tech

Today’s tech world is seeing a convergence of businesses under one corporate roof as each seeks to position their future around solving challenges in every day life, whether it’s driving in traffic jams, communicating over long distances without interference or high costs, buying goods without …

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Is Amazon too big?

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>Grocery shopping may never be the same, said Davey Alba at</i> …

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Week In Geek Podcast: Uber launches in-app tipping, Amazon unveils Prime Wardrobe, and more

Uber has faced some controversy over the past few months, to put it lightly. The company has been the subject of several scandals over claims of …

Uber

The Market Recognizes That Amazon Is Different

Investors react to the Amazon/Whole Foods deal by increasing valuation, indicating that they see increasing returns to scale and complexity - the …

Stocks

Customers Like This Grocery Store More Than Whole Foods

And it’s not a small, obscure chain, either.<p><i>This content originally appeared on Food & Wine.</i><p>Shopping at Whole Foods may make you feel good about your …

Trends

This Week’s Awesome Stories From Around the Web (Through June 24)

<b>SPACE</b><p><b>NASA Finds Evidence of 10 New Earth-Sized Planets in Our Corner of the Galaxy</b> <i><br>Sean O’Kane | The Verge</i> <br>“A total of 2,335 of those have been …

Emerging Technology

How The Election And Amazon Upheld My Conviction In Active Management

The market is given to extreme reaction to news events.<p>Transformative change does not happen overnight.<p>The market either misreading events or getting …

Business

Amazon is entering groceries just as a vicious supermarket war is breaking out

In southwest Ohio, the prices of staple foods are hitting the floor. A carton of eggs in Cincinnati supermarkets are going for as little as 39 cents. And gallon-sized jugs of milk are selling for less than a dollar.<p>The American grocery store is about to become a battleground—and consumers will love …

Trends

Amazon Should Buy Lyft. Here's What That Would Do to Uber

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>The king of ride-sharing is vulnerable. Amazon could use Lyft to complete the last-mile delivery problem and put the final nail in Uber's coffin.Travis Kalanick is out. The ride-sharing market that Uber currently dominates is now completely in play. Hot off the heels of Amazon's …

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The Past and Future of Urban Grocery Shopping

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman charts the overlap of food, commerce, and identity.<p>On Saturday mornings, Michael Ruhlman’s father would post up at the family’s breakfast nook in suburban Cleveland, scribbling the week’s grocery list on a legal pad. The lists were rambling, but the younger Ruhlman …

Trends

Better Buy: Costco Wholesale vs. Wal-Mart

For decades, <b>Costco Wholesale Corporation</b> (NASDAQ: COST) and <b>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.</b> (NYSE: WMT) have defined the opposing poles of American retail.<p>Costco Wholesale has concentrated its business on the coasts, favoring higher-income markets with its membership model, which charges customers $60/year …

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Amazon Buys Whole Foods. Now What? The Story Behind The Story

In a move that surprised many last week, Amazon announced its intention to purchase Whole Foods for $13.7B in cash. Amazon had been dabbling with traditional brick-and-mortar activities for a few years already – from owning a few physical stores to running experiments like “Amazon Fresh” and …

Trends

What Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Really Means

Last week, two days before announcing that it would be acquiring Whole Foods, Amazon released a short promotional video for a new product called the Dash Wand. The Wand is a candy-bar-size gizmo that costs twenty dollars. It sticks to your refrigerator with magnets and lets you order products by …

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Costco Stock Suffers Massive Slide after Amazon-Whole Foods Deal

It’s a bad time to be in the grocery business, or anywhere near it. That, at least, was the message markets sent Costco this week, as the bulk …

Business

It’s Time To Break Up Amazon

With its mega-acquisition of Whole Foods, the retail behemoth moves to suck the value out of yet another market, writes Douglas Rushkoff.<p><i>This story reflects the views of this author, but not necessarily the editorial position of Fast Company.</i><p>“Amazon just bought Whole Foods,” my friend texted me …

Trends

Walmart Might Fight Amazon for Whole Foods

The deal isn’t done yet<p>Walmart, once America’s largest retailer, <b>could enter into a bidding war</b> with Amazon, America’s current largest retailer, over Whole Foods, according to JP Morgan analysts who spoke with CNBC.<p>Amazon’s offer last week to purchase Whole Foods for $13.7 billion has sent markets …

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How Amazon Won Retail In One Chart (With Or Without Whole Foods)

Amazon won retail. That's what you can do when you have 763 million mobile users, even if you don't yet quite own Whole Foods.<p>Amazon is a force of nature.<p>The company is leading in cloud, crushing in retail, owning established electronics and computing competition in home automation and digital …

Trends

Stop Freaking Out Over Amazon Buying Whole Foods

<b>Amazon.com</b> (AMZN) announced that it agreed to buy <b>Whole Foods</b> (WFM), putting the fear of <b>Jeff Bezos</b> into the food retail industry. An analyst rang the …

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A Year Later We Still Have No Clue What Brexit Means - Bloomberg

1) Brexit Means Brexit. Whatever That Means.<p>Few really expected the U.K. to vote to leave the European Union. To the global elite, the move seemed a …

Saudi Arabia

Stores, Stuck In Shame Spiral, Still Overlook In-Store Digital

While Amazon’s plan to snap up Whole Foods Market is just the latest proof that there’s plenty of power in brick-and-mortar stores, a new study from …

eCommerce

Kroger, Walmart have time to bid for Whole Foods, but is it worth it?

It’s been one week since Amazon’s (AMZN) bombshell $13.7-billion bid for Whole Foods Market (WFM) was made public. But with the deal yet to be signed and sealed, there’s still time for other competitors to ignite a bidding war for the struggling grocery chain…the question is: Will the effort be …

Fortune 500

What Amazon's Acquisition of Whole Foods Means for Instacart

Last Friday, online retailer Amazon announced it is acquiring Whole Foods — the upscale grocery chain started in Austin, Texas, in 1980 that has over …

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