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Amazon-Whole Foods one year on – what’s changed?

A year since Amazon shook the grocery sector with its acquisition of upmarket US retailer Whole Foods Market, just-food's Stateside columnist Victor Martino weighs up what the deal has meant for the two businesses -...

How could Amazon’s Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

How could Amazon’s Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

It is the deal that has got the industry talking - Amazon's move to buy Whole Foods Market, hailed by some as a "game-changer" for the sector. just-food's US columnist Victor Martino, who six weeks ago floated the idea of Amazon's Jeff Bezos buying Whole Foods, weighs up how the e-commerce giant's move into physical retail and ownership of the US grocer could affect manufacturers.

Amazon’s move for Whole Foods will focus minds

Amazon’s move for Whole Foods will focus minds

"Every so often an event occurs that shakes the industry to its core. Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods is one of those." So said one US retail analyst today after the e-commerce giant announced a deal to buy the natural and organic grocer for US$13.7bn. The transaction stunned the sector, with analysts hailing it a game-changer. Amazon faces short-term challenges with Whole Foods but the acquisition looks set to give its ambitions in grocery - a sector it entered ten years ago - a boost and rival retailers and manufacturers will be sitting up and taking notice. Dean Best reports.

The future of Whole Foods, 7-Eleven’s latest US deal could help foodservice offer, M&S eyeing online – retail round-up, April 2017

The future of Whole Foods, 7-Eleven’s latest US deal could help foodservice offer, M&S eyeing online – retail round-up, April 2017

The performance of (and potential future for) Whole Foods Market hit the retail headlines in April but how should the US natural and organic grocer look to improve? Staying in the US, a notable acquisition by convenience-store giant 7-Eleven caught the eye. Meanwhile, in Europe, upmarket UK grocer Marks and Spencer looks, after years of shying away, set to take the plunge into the online channel.