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Dunnhumby index shows Amazon leads U.S. retailers in personalization

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dunnhumby, the global leader in customer data science, today released a special edition of the dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index (RPI), designed to determine which retailers in the $1 trillion U.S. grocery market personalize the shopping experience best for their customers.

2.2 million pounds of sweet potatoes and more: Amazon Fresh shares Thanksgiving sales stats

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Amazon Fresh shared its Thanksgiving holiday deals, along with some expert tips for building a meal fo ra family of five for under $50.

Why the FTC beef with Amazon excludes grocery

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The Federal Trade Commission and 17 state attorneys general sued Amazon Inc., September 26, alleging that the online retailer is a monopolist that uses anticompetitive and unfair strategies to illegally maintain its monopoly power.

Amazon Fresh faces layoffs, store reconfigurations 

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Amazon Fresh is making some changes to a few Chicago-area stores as it faces layoffs and lawsuits over stalled store openings.  

Amazon and the antitrust artillery

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I’ve been a member of the Authors Guild since 1999. Recently over lunch I was reading an article by Umair Kazi in the spring 2023 Authors Guild Bulletin. It talks about a merger between major publishing companies—Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster—that was disallowed by the Justice Department, leading to a legal case (US vs. Bertelsmann) that ruled against the merger in November 2022.

Kroger, Albertsons, and the Amazon fiasco

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Insider has run an article suggesting that Amazon could buy the supermarkets of which a combined Kroger-Albertsons chain would have to divest itself if its proposed merger is approved.

AeroFarms expands nationwide availability with Amazon Fresh launch

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AeroFarms microgreens are now available at all Amazon Fresh stores, building on national success of industry-first Whole Foods Market partnership.

The Produce Moms partners with Amazon’s Alexa as an influencer

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THE PRODUCE MOMS announces their recent partnership with Amazon’s Influencer Program on Amazon’s Alexa platform.

Amazon and the Kroger-Albertsons merger

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Writing in Retail Wire, George Anderson discusses the proposed Kroger-Albertsons merger. If it is approved by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the new megachain would be required to divest at least 250-300 stores to satisfy antitrust provisions.

Amazon cuts and the industry life cycle

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So far this year, Amazon has announced that it will cut 27,000 jobs nationwide. Some of this trimming must be viewed as an aftereffect of the pandemic, during which hiring at the online giant doubled. As shoppers return to stores, online ordering has dropped.