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Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices In Round 2 Of Grocer Wars

Three months after Amazon slashed some Whole Foods prices by as much as 43% on the day its purchase of the grocery chain closed in its first (of many) attempts to steal market share from competitors by selling at a loss, today Amazon announced round 2 of the grocer wars, when it unveiled even more […]

Who Is Winning The Food Delivery War?

By Priceonomics There are more options to get food—as in the kind you eat at home rather than at a restaurant—than ever before.  Sure, there are traditional brick-and-mortar stores, like Costco and Trader Joe’s. But in the last decade there’s been a boom in food services that can be managed through a digital app. Depending […]

Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices As Much As 43%, Channel Checks Reveal

Following up on last week’s story that sent grocer – and Wal-mart – stocks tumbling, when Amazon annonced it would cut Whole Foods prices as soon as Monday, Bloomberg reports that according to channel checks, “Amazon spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market” by […]

Corporate America Is Suddenly Freaking Out About Amazon

Last night we showed the dramatic impact Amazon has had on the retail sector, where over $6 billion in retail debt has filed for Chapter 11 protection YTD… … a 110% surge compared to the first half of 2016, and pointed out that there was one recurring name mentioned among 2017’s bankrupt retailers listed in […]

Democrats Urge Antitrust Action Against Amazon Over Whole Foods Deal

In the wake of their embarrassing electoral defeat in November, Congressional Democrats are turning against the wealthy tech benefactors who bankroll their campaigns. To wit, a group of 12 Democratic Congressman have signed a letter urging the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a more in-depth review of e-commerce giant Amazon.com […]

BofA Has A Last Minute Warning Ahead Of Today’s Retail Sales Number

With retailers reporting abysmal Q1 earnings data, there is much at stake in today’s retail sales report, perhaps even more than in the CPI report (which either this month, or June at the latest, will post a steep drop due to energy “base effect” as oil prices today are now lower than a year ago). […]

Do Americans Eat In Or Out?

In the aftermath of today’s woeful results from Macy’s, Kohl’s and Nordstrom’s, It may sound surprising, but there is one US industry that is doing even worse than “bricks and mortar” retail – restaurants. For those unfamiliar, we urge readers to skim our latest analysis of the state of the US restaurant indstry, which just […]

4 Signs That Spell Doom For Traditional American Grocery Chains

The grocery business in the U.S. is, and always has been, a fairly miserable one.  In fact, from A&P to Grand Union, Dahl’s, etc., bankruptcy courts have been littered with the industry’s failures for decades. Of course the reasoning is fairly simple…razor-thin operating margins that hover around 1-3% leave the entire industry completely incapable of […]

Meet The “Gardening Blogger” Who May Have Overcharged Americans Billions For Supermarket Chicken

Billions of dollars worth of chicken are sold in the United States each year through various supermarket chains.  Given the shear volume of chicken sales, most Americans simply take for granted that the prices are set based a transparent, competitive marketplace of buyers and sellers.  Certainly, before now, not many would have guessed that their […]

The Day The Lights Go Out And The Trucks Stop Running

What would happen if some sort of major national emergency caused a massive transportation disruption that stopped trucks from running?  The next time you talk to a trucker, please thank them for their service, because without their hard work none of our lives would be possible.  In America today, very few of us live a […]