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Supply Chain Brief: Amazon to Disrupt Grocery Supply Chain and Drive Innovation With Whole Foods Acquisition

Published: 22 June 2017

ID: G00336618

Analyst(s): Thomas O'Connor , John Johnson

Summary

Amazon's $13.7 billion agreement to buy Whole Foods Market will significantly disrupt the grocery retail sector. This research identifies what the acquisition means for both retailers and brand owners, and how supply chain leaders must respond.

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What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Acquisition Makes Amazon an Immediate Player in the Grocery Sector
  • Adding Whole Foods Gives Amazon an Expanded In-Store Pickup and Grocery Fulfillment Network
  • Brand Owners Must Prepare for Change

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