Laura-Anne Minkoff Zern, an associate professor of Nutrition and Food Studies in Falk College, says the focus of her field—food system sustainability and fair access to healthy food—often overlooks one key element: The people who labor to grow that food….
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.