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Wal-Mart Customers Flocking to Whole Foods After Amazon Purchase

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A consumer traffic analysis says nearly a quarter of Whole Foods new customers are coming from Wal-Mart. Specifically, 24 percent of the new customers streaming to Whole Foods following the Amazon purchase of the grocery chain was Wal-Mart shoppers, while 16 percent are from Kroger and 15 percent from Costco. Meat industry publication Meatingplace reports the increase in customers came …

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Amazon Cleared to Take Over Whole Foods

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The Federal Trade Commission cleared Amazon to officially take over Whole Foods. Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report says Amazon will spend $13.7 billion to acquire the Austin, Texas-based high-end food grocery store chain. The FTC wrapped up its investigation and found no anticompetitive effects sufficient to block the deal. Acting competition bureau chief Bruce Hoffman says, “Based on our investigation, we’ve …

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Amazon Food Stamp Policy Ruffling Feathers

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Amazon has a new Prime program for the millions of Americans who have EBT cards. The new policy is causing America’s grocers to complain to Washington, D.C. that the online giant may not be playing by the rules. Politico’s Morning Agriculture Report says USDA feels Amazon isn’t doing anything wrong. The grocery store industry is telling USDA officials and lawmakers …