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Amazon: King of the Retail World

Today, it was announced that Amazon would be acquiring Whole Foods — for $13.7 billion. This is further evidence that the retail juggernaut is becoming a true bricks-and-clicks retailer. Although Walmart is the world’s biggest retailer, Amazon is THE single biggest … Continue reading

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What Do Container Store, Costco, and Whole Foods Have in Common? (Besides Their Success)

While the national debate about the minimum wage still rages (see 1) — and many retailers oppose any increase, some retail chains have gained a competitive edge through higher wages. They believe that happy employees mean happy customers. Three such … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Compete with Whole Foods?

For years, Whole Foods has been seen as the model for the next wave of food retailing, a chain that focuses on consumers interested in healthy eating. Whole Foods describes itself as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store.” “Who are we? Well, we … Continue reading

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Whole Foods: A New Pricing Strategy

Whole Foods has never liked the derogatory nickname “Whole Paycheck.” So, today it is striving harder to demonstrate that its prices are competitive — while maintaining its distinctive image. Click the image for a Wall Street Journal video on Whole … Continue reading

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Whole Foods and Customer Wellness

Whole Foods is a supermarket chain that emphasizes natural and organic food. It has been a very strong leader in its segment of the marketplace. Healthier eating is becoming more important to many consumers — and to retailers. As JWT … Continue reading

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Reniventing the Interior of the Supermarket?

For the past several years, supermarkets have faced a barrage of new competitors, from big-box stores such as Wal-Mart and Target (which have increased their emphasis on food products in their product mix) to specialty chains such as Whole Foods … Continue reading

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