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Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

“We’re thrilled for Whole Foods Market to be part of the Prime experience,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a written statement. “Launching savings for Prime members is an amazing opportunity to bring our industry-leading quality standards and delicious food to more customers at a better price.” To use the program, customers […]

Walmart Earnings: More Signs It’s Fighting Hard on Pricing | Barron’s

Walmart Earnings: More Signs It’s Fighting Hard on Pricing | Barron’s

There’s more evidence that Walmart continues to fight hard on the pricing front. The retailer was recently cheaper, on average, than fellow Barron’s Next 50 stock Amazon.com (AMZN) in 8 of 10 categories studied by Guggenheim Securities, according to a Tuesday note. (Guggenheim checked prices on 10 baskets of 10 items.) In some cases, Walmart […]

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

With Walmart’s imminent entry, Amazon may reset growth and profitability targets | Business Line

Pricing strategy While Amazon entered the Food & Groceries category four years ago, which it is betting on to make it the daily, weekly, monthly shopping site of choice for Indians who spend a substantial portion of their monthly income on food, groceries and other consumables, it will have to tweak its pricing strategy to […]

Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat | InformationWeek

Bad Data: An Enterprise-level Threat | InformationWeek

By using tools to monitor behavior and context around data’s provenance, organizations can mitigate risks and begin to address issues that might be incentivizing deceit in the first place. Individual instances of manipulated data might have minimal impact, but a bevy of deceptions can skew business outcomes. Researchers at the University of Warwick have studied […]

Could Whole Foods Become Cheaper Than Traditional Grocery Store Shopping? | Benzinga

Could Whole Foods Become Cheaper Than Traditional Grocery Store Shopping? | Benzinga

The Thesis The analysts estimate only 62 percent of Whole Foods shoppers are Prime members, and CNBC reported a 75-percent overlap. As Amazon’s subscription growth begins to slow, capturing the rest of the Whole Foods crowd could prove meaningful. Incremental price cuts may ultimately make Whole Foods cheaper than traditional grocers, and considering U.S. households […]

Google and Amazon trump social influencers | Enterprise Times

Google and Amazon trump social influencers | Enterprise Times

Google and Amazon the starting point for shoppers Search engines are now the start point for many shoppers. According to the survey Google (32%) and Amazon (33%) are the start point for shoppers. This will worry retailers who have invested in their own applications. If consumers are not starting with the app they have built […]

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that […]

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that Morgan […]

There’s No Such Thing as Giving Too Much Information to Prospective Buyers | Dealer Marketing

There’s No Such Thing as Giving Too Much Information to Prospective Buyers | Dealer Marketing

As an industry, we’re finally getting it. We’re realizing that when it comes to selling cars, there’s no such thing as too much information. Traditionally, dealers trained salespeople to withhold information from car shoppers because they believed that if they gave that information out, the shopper would go somewhere else. They believed that if they […]

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

The Kind Where Several Stores Go to You FreshDirect and AmazonFresh are like Peapod in that they deliver all manner of groceries, but they source items from different purveyors. FreshDirect’s emphasis is on fresh—as in produce, eggs, and the like. Delivery costs $7.99. Amazon­Fresh wins raves for customer service and selection, including Whole Foods fare. It charges $14.99 […]