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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 […]

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart and Uber Team Up to Take on Amazon | Nasdaq.com

Walmart’s approach vs. Amazon’s: speed vs. control The biggest advantage of Walmart’s plan to outsource the crucial last-mile delivery to Uber and Lyft is that it’s fast and cheap. In the short run, this will allow the company to quickly scale, which is apparent when compared to Amazon’s Whole Food pilot delivery service. As previously […]

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare | CNBC

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare | CNBC

A major point of debate for its larger vendors is the new servicing fee, proposed in the last few months, which will charge vendors for Whole Foods’ efforts to centralize its merchandising, sources said. Still, some of the sources noted their reliance on Whole Foods as a customer gives them little power with which to […]

Amazon could soon offer checking accounts for its customers | Daily Mail Online

Amazon could soon offer checking accounts for its customers | Daily Mail Online

The service, which will entail Amazon picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, could expand to more cities as soon as this year, the report said. The program is being piloted with Amazon’s third-party sellers, and could eventually be opened to other businesses too, the Journal said adding that Amazon was planning […]

Walmart’s Low-Price Strategy Breaks Down Online | RetailWire

Walmart’s Low-Price Strategy Breaks Down Online | RetailWire

Walmart is known for its commitment to low prices, but the company is discovering that shipping the lowest-priced products is making it tough to turn a profit with e-commerce. So, the chain has begun encouraging consumer package goods vendors to provide higher-priced items to sell on Walmart.com. Earlier in February, Walmart eCommerce CEO Marc Lore […]

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

A worthy opponent If a merger occurs, Kroger would become even more of a powerhouse in groceries, and a solid investment candidate. It’s already a quality company that has been knocked back due to the investments in pricing it needed to make to compete with Amazon and Walmart. The Amazon purchase of Whole Foods scared […]

Wal-Mart Sharpens Online Edge, Join Forces With Rakuten | Zacks.com

Wal-Mart Sharpens Online Edge, Join Forces With Rakuten | Zacks.com

With the objective of capitalizing on the booming online shopping, Rakuten and Seiyu GK, a subsidiary of Walmart have reached a new agreement to launch “Rakuten Seiyu Netsuper”, a new online grocery delivery service in Japan. The service is likely to be launched in the latter half of 2018. Through the partnership both the companies […]

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

The shift is already evident: 49 percent of all shoppers bought a packaged good online within the last three months. That includes 61 percent of millennials and 44 percent of baby boomers. It also includes 54 percent of affluent households and 40 percent of low-income households. Grocery stores, cognizant of the price transparency the web […]