Category Amazon

The Fundamental Difference Between Amazon Prime Wardrobe & Zalando’s “Only Pay What You Keep”

It is illuminating to compare Amazon’s new Prime Wardrobe to Zalando’s “only pay what you keep”. Prime Wardrobe is, one might have guessed, for Prime members only, as so many things these days with Amazon. TechCrunch: First you pick at least three items, and up to 15, from more than a million Amazon Fashion options, […]

Analysis: Whole Foods in an Amazon Go/Flex/Fresh World

When the news broke last Friday that Amazon is about to acquire Whole Foods, I wrote this: Now we know who the first and best customer for the Amazon Go technology will be. In February, we talked about what Amazon Go might evolve into: It may be illuminating to look at where Amazon most likely […]

From Alibaba to Instacart: The Most Insightful Reactions to the Whole Foods Amazon Deal

After news broke last Friday that Amazon is acquiring Whole Foods, a lot of commentary emerged as everyone is trying to suss out that exactly this will lead to. No wonder. Combine Amazon and a $800 billion market in the US, and you get everyone’s attention. Here are some select comments and reactions worth reading […]

Post Whole Foods, What Will Amazon’s Grocery Strategy Outside the US Look Like?

Bloomberg on the implications of the Whole Foods Amazon deal for the US: For Amazon, the deal is more about getting a distribution network for groceries, said Michael Pachter, an analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc. It has spent years trying to break into delivering groceries, but hasn’t been as successful as in other categories. Amazon previously […]

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods Market for $13.7 Billion

How serious is Amazon about groceries? This serious: Amazon just announced it is acquiring Whole Foods. From the press release: Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued […]

How Amazon’s Answer to the Pinterest/Instagram/Wish Approach to Shopping Is Evolving

Amazon is experimenting with at least three1 big shopping worlds. The big deal world is going to return this summer on Prime Day. (as long as the Treasure Truck is still in very confined Public Beta mode.) In the US, Amazon has been presenting “Interesting Finds” for a while now as the company’s answer to […]

Why Did Amazon Kill Its Style Code Live Show Before Bringing It to Mobile and Fire TV?

Without warning, Amazon’s fashion shopping video experiment Style Code Live is gone. Page Six: Page Six has learned that Amazon’s trailblazing “Style Code Live” has been canceled after 15 months on air. “They called everyone into a staff meeting on Friday and told them they don’t have jobs anymore,” said a source close to production. […]