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YES! Amazon Will Start Delivering Your Groceries (AMZN)

Jun 4, 2013

Amazon Fresh

Amazon plans to start delivering groceries in 40 U.S. markets, according to Reuters, in hopes of destroying/disrupting the $568 billion food marketplace.

Amazon has been testing grocery delivery — AmazonFresh — in Seattle for a while, and was working on warehouse/refrigeration capacity logistics to roll it out nationally. (You can get a taste of Amazon’s grocery delivery business here.)

Your local supermarket — you know, the one you’re forced to drive to — may be dead in the water, if Amazon gets its way.

Bill Bishop, a prominent supermarket analyst and consultant, says everyone up the chain to Walmart is threatened by the plan:

Amazon’s expansion plans are a potential threat to grocery chains such as Kroger Co, Safeway Inc and Whole Foods Market, as well as general-merchandise retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Target Corp, which also sell a lot of groceries.

“The fear is that grocery is a loss leader and Amaz! on will make a profit on sales of other products ordered online at the same time,” he said. “That’s an awesomely scary prospect for the grocery business.”


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