What Amazon’s Whole Foods Buy Means for Quick Service

July 20, 2017

Amazon’s purported merger with Whole Foods will put added pressure on restaurants to differentiate themselves in the products and services they offer.
Amazon’s merger with Whole Foods will turn up the pressure.
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Amazon has seemingly endless resources to deliver products—including food—to consumers.
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The June 16 announcement of Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods sparked plentiful speculation over how the online behemoth’s marriage with the health food chain would further disrupt the business of American food. The $13.7 billion merger promises to marry Amazon’s distribution muscle with Whole Foods’ vast brick-and-mortar footprint, creating obvious competitive challenges for other retailers. But restaurateurs remain unsure of how the union will ultimately affect their business.

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