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These Are The 7 Companies Amazon May Purchase Next

On Monday, a Morgan Stanley report that Amazon was contemplating “disrupting” the Healthcare Distribution sector slammed stocks in the industry, sending the sector sharply lower. Fast forward two days, when Amazon’s disruption appears to have started earlier than even MS anticipated, after a CNBC report that AWS CEO Andy Jassy is planning to announce that […]


Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices In Round 2 Of Grocer Wars

Three months after Amazon slashed some Whole Foods prices by as much as 43% on the day its purchase of the grocery chain closed in its first (of many) attempts to steal market share from competitors by selling at a loss, today Amazon announced round 2 of the grocer wars, when it unveiled even more […]


Amazon Says It’s “Almost Ready” To Get 1,000s Of Grocery Store Cashiers Fired

Late last year we noted Amazon’s efforts to ‘disrupt’ the traditional grocery retail model by introducing small format stores that allow customers to simply walk in, pick up what they want and walk out.  The concept store, dubbed AmazonGo, tracks a customer’s every move, including each item they remove from store shelves, allowing them to […]


Amazon Soars Above $1,000 After Smashing Expectations

Amazon has done it again, and following a lukewarm second quarter and with Goldman warning not to get too excited going into earnings, Amazon is back to its short-crushing ways, reporting both revenues and EPS which blew away expectations.  In Q3, Amazon reported EPS of 52 cents, beating not only consensus estimates of 4 cents, […]


Whole Foods Price Cut Leads To 25% Surge In Customers, Channel Checks Reveal

Curious what the impact was of those dramatic price cuts by Amazon at Whole Foods two weeks ago? We now have the answer. As a reminder, at the end of August, just as the Amazon purchase of Whole Foods closed, Jeff Bezos slashed prices at his newest retail acquisition by up to 43%. As Bloomberg […]


Are Grocery Chains About To Join The Retail-Bankruptcy Bloodbath?

Amazon officially assumed control of Whole Foods Market on Monday and by noon, channel checks at WFM stores revealed that its new tech overlords had already slashed prices by nearly 50%, sending bonds of its grocery-chain rivals reeling as grocers confronted a new dilemma: either slash prices to the point of unprofitability, or hold the […]


Grocery Bonds Plunge As Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices

Amazon has officially owned Whole Foods for less than a day but early channel checks suggest they’ve already slashed in-store prices by nearly 50% on certain products which is causing some heartburn for grocery bond investors.  Of course, if we owned 6-8 year paper in a business competing with a company who has a demonstrated […]


Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices As Much As 43%, Channel Checks Reveal

Following up on last week’s story that sent grocer – and Wal-mart – stocks tumbling, when Amazon annonced it would cut Whole Foods prices as soon as Monday, Bloomberg reports that according to channel checks, “Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market” by […]


Whole Foods’ Rivals Are Facing An Impossible Choice

A day after Amazon revealed its plans to cut prices at Whole Foods Market following the completion of its takeover on Monday – an announcement that obliterated billions of dollars’ worth of food suppliers and rival grocers’ market capitalization – Bloomberg is reporting that WFM’s rivals are mulling an incredibly difficult choice: Whether to follow […]


Walmart Tumbles After Amazon Says It Will Cut Whole Foods Prices Monday

Here comes even more of that deflation the Fed hates so much. Walmart stock is getting whacked, as is the broader grocer sector, after Amazon announced moments ago that the acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday, and that in keeping with the company’s tradition of stealing market by underpricing its competition, it will […]