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US: Amazon closes WholeFoods deal, cuts prices

On Monday, August 28, the day that Amazon’s US$13.7 billion acquisition of the grocer went through, prices on certain Whole Foods items immediately dropped. “Starting...
US: Amazon, Whole Foods US$14b merger will close Monday

US: Amazon, Whole Foods US$14b merger will close Monday

Amazon’s US$14 billion acquisition of organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market will close on Monday, the companies announced on August 24. Whole Foods Market, which...
US: FTC allows Amazon’s US$13.7b Whole Foods buy

US: FTC allows Amazon’s US$13.7b Whole Foods buy

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will allow Amazon.com, Inc. to continue its US$13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods. The FTC conducted an investigation to...
US: Whole Foods shareholders approve US$13.7B acquisition by Amazon

US: Whole Foods shareholders approve US$13.7B acquisition by Amazon

Whole Foods shareholders have at last voted to advance Amazon’s acquisition of the grocery chain, moving the proposal one step closer to reality. Gathered at...
US: Walmart And Google team up to take on Amazon voice ordering

US: Walmart And Google team up to take on Amazon voice...

When Walmart goes to war for retail dominance, it does not kid around about it. The last year has seen the nation’s once-largest retailer...
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Japan: Amazon drops ebook price clause due to antitrust scrutiny

A group company within Amazon Japan G.K. has removed a contract clause requiring publishers to market ebooks on Amazon’s website at the lowest price...
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US: Trump criticizes Amazon for ‘great damage’ to retailers

President Trump renewed his attack on Amazon Wednesday, tweeting that the e-commerce giant is "doing great damage to tax paying retailers" and removing jobs in...

US: FTC’s Whole Foods-Amazon review leads to probe

What started as a review of Amazon’s planned acquisition of Whole Foods has turned in a different direction according to a source close to...

US: Union against Amazon’s Whole Foods bid

Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, sees Amazon as a threat to American jobs. So on Monday, Perrone plans...

US: Amazon-Whole Foods: Shareholder sues in attempt to block takeover

A federal lawsuit aims to thwart Amazon’s proposed US$13.7 billion merger with Austin-based Whole Foods, claiming that the transaction understates the grocery chain’s value...
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