Graham Warner ’02 G’13, chief operating officer of Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Bank (GTB) Americas, will deliver the 2018 convocation address to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at the college’s convocation…
Supply Chain Professor: Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods Is Game Changer for Grocery Industry
An announcement Friday by online retailer Amazon regarding its intended purchase of Whole Foods is a game changer for the grocery industry, according to an expert in supply chain management and practices.
“The potential acquisition of Whole Foods by Amazon would be a game changer and will impact the entire grocery retail space,” he says. “Amazon’s web presence, economies of scale, technology, distribution and back office operations would give Whole Foods a competitive advantage over other supermarket operations. Amazon has been trying to develop its own online grocery business and this acquisition will accelerate that growth. I can see an omni-channel application being used where AmazonFresh could ship from Whole Food stores throughout the country.”
According to reports, Amazon will pay more than $13 billion for Whole Foods when the deal is finalized before the end of 2017.