Amazon Merger With Whole Foods Could Crush The Little Guy – Local Farmers Out?
As we’ve seen with Walmart, the retailer that nobody thought could be surpassed, is now being beat out by Amazon.
The capability for supply and distribution that Amazon has could crush anything the online retailer goes up against, especially a brick and mortar like Whole Foods.
One of the key factors in Whole Foods is that a lot of their supply comes from local farmer, even though the cost is greater, the product is superior. Amazon could drastically change that, buying from suppliers that are far from local or small.
If Amazon’s buyout of Whole Foods is allowed to go through, you could and most likely would see the local farmers who supply Whole Foods, completely disappear from the retailer’s supply chain.
What does and online retail giant need with a storefront when their entire business is about delivering everything you need to your home, cheaply? Now that we see a rapid growth in online shopping when it comes to grocery businesses, it only makes since that Amazon would be right on top of it.
We see more stores trying to lean towards online shopping and delivery, whether it be apps to order online and get home delivery, or Walmart’s order online and pickup option, online grocery shopping is here and only growing.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, has one clear goal in business, which is to conquer anything he puts his business interest into, not just join it or be a part of it.
I assume Bezos’ mindset on business is similar to how he feels in his Mega Robot suit, shown below:
The Amazon purchase has raised questions with Law Makers in Washington, with Rep. David Cicilline (D) requesting a hearing on the deal. Cicilline is the ranking Democrat on the House’s Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel.
My opinion on how this review process will go in Washington:
“Reviewed and Approved”…
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