Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods”
Alexa: “Buying Whole Foods”
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) June 16, 2017
It has been easy to make jokes about Amazon buying Whole Foods, as announced this week. There have been some easy targets. But it has been my pleasure to read the creative thoughts for improving the grocery experience for millions of consumers. No doubt Amazon can make strides.
And there’s no time I can remember where the grocery industry has received so much attention in the media. It’s exciting. And there’s going to be more exciting developments to come.
Amazon will remake Whole Foods’ technology and supply chain. As a result, there will be major impacts for those who deal with Whole Foods. And Whole Foods will teach Amazon a few things, too. I’ll write more about the implications soon.