Cancel OK

Kroger, Albertsons, and the Amazon fiasco

- Featured
Insider has run an article suggesting that Amazon could buy the supermarkets of which a combined Kroger-Albertsons chain would have to divest itself if its proposed merger is approved.

AeroFarms expands nationwide availability with Amazon Fresh launch

- General News
AeroFarms microgreens are now available at all Amazon Fresh stores, building on national success of industry-first Whole Foods Market partnership.

The Produce Moms partners with Amazon’s Alexa as an influencer

- General News
THE PRODUCE MOMS announces their recent partnership with Amazon’s Influencer Program on Amazon’s Alexa platform.

Amazon and the Kroger-Albertsons merger

- Analysis
Writing in Retail Wire, George Anderson discusses the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. If it is approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the new megachain would be required to divest at least 250-300 stores to satisfy antitrust provisions.

Amazon cuts and the industry life cycle

- Analysis
So far this year, Amazon has announced that it will cut 27,000 jobs nationwide. Some of this trimming must be viewed as an aftereffect of the pandemic, during which hiring at the online giant doubled. As shoppers return to stores, online ordering has dropped.

The stumbling of Amazon Fresh

- Analysis
As some readers may remember, I am not a big fan of Amazon Fresh — at least not as a retail vendor. I have never been able to see it as a going concern.

Amazon plans grocery fee increase, higher threshold for Amazon Fresh deliveries

- Retail
Starting February 28, Amazon Fresh is rolling out a new fee structure for grocery deliveries using the Amazon Prime service.

Blue Apron meals now available in Amazon store

- General News
Blue Apron is now offering meal kits without a subscription in the U.S. Amazon store. This is a continued expansion of the company’s third-party channel strategy to increase exposure to a wider pool of potential customers outside of its ecosystem.

Amazon Prime adds Grubhub food delivery perks

- General News
Prime members in the U.S. can sign up for Grubhub+ for free and access unlimited $0 delivery fees from hundreds of thousands of restaurants on Grubhub for one year.

Report projects Amazon to overtake Walmart as top retailer by 2024

- Retail
Edge by Ascential, whose technology-driven products power brands to win in digital commerce, today released its annual 2022 United States Retail Landscape and Go-to-Market Planning Report, which shows that ecommerce will continue to be the largest driver of retail growth in the US.