Amazon announces… changes… to Whole Foods.

Essentially: starting Monday, cheaper prices and steady integration into Amazon Prime and other services. Oh, and there’ll be a rollout of Amazon Lockers at Whole Foods. And whatever other bribes that Amazon can think of, I’m sure.

Speaking from a Machiavellian point of view: this deal is rather entertainingly ruthless. ¬†Because there’s no sense in pretending that this merger won’t end up blunting some of the criticism (from certain quarters) that currently comes Amazon’s way. ¬†Grab ’em by the self-interest, as they say, and hearts and minds will follow.

3 thoughts on “Amazon announces… changes… to Whole Foods.”

  1. Closest Whole Foods to me, that I’m aware of, is in Portland, Maine. (60 miles)
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    Until they build one closer this doesn’t affect me much.

  2. Okay, *now* this makes sense ..
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    http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/aug/24/spill-of-farmed-salmon-much-bigger-than-first-estimates/
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    I mean, if you’re a salmon rancher, and you’re dealing with Whole Foods, that’s one thing .. but if you suddenly expect to be dealing with Amazon .. maybe it’s time to have a “Greek fire**” and find another line of work.
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    Mew
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    ** Chicago term for the mysterious tendency of Greek diners to burn down and be rebuilt out of the insurance money every decade or so ..

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