• Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon

    10 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Shelf-stockers and purveyors of locally sourced organic produce give a wary welcome to Jeff Bezos's buyout of the market that changed their town The ne plus ultra of sprouted oat honey hemp granola and mango habanero kale chips is on the west side of downtown Austin - the location of arguably the world's finest Whole Foods Market.
    So it should be: the company was founded in the Texas city and is headquartered above the 80,000 sq ft flagship store, where a mission statement is fixed to a wall above carts and stacked boxes of Spanish white wine: “Nourishing the health and well-being of...
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  • 10 things in tech you need to know today

    10 things in tech you need to know today

    10 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Monday.
    1. Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion . "Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods, and they make it fun to eat healthy," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a press release on Friday.
    2. Shares in supermarkets plunged on Friday afternoon after Amazon's announcement. Supermarkets are understandably worried about Amazon's aggressive expansion into groceries.
    3. Google has promised to do more to suppress terrorism-related videos. The promise comes after UK lawmakers...
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  • Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

    10 monthes ago - By Phys.org

    Amazon's deal to buy Whole Foods Market injects even greater pressure into the food and grocery sectors at a time when e-commerce is already roiling retailers.
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  • As Amazon Acquires Whole Foods, 1 More Job Could Be Made Obsolete By Technology

    10 monthes ago - By Tech Times

    Amazon has recently announced plans to acquire the supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. While it promises not to replace workers with robots, it may still be taken as a sign that cashiers are becoming among the jobs made obsolete by technology.
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