Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

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When’s $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods was announced, John Mackey, the grocer’s CEO, addressed employees, gushing about Amazon’s technological innovation.

Spencer Soper and Alex Sherman | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2017

Amazon is Buying More Than Whole Foods — It’s Getting Warehouses and Showrooms

Amazon buys Whole Foods Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS can ship books, furniture and clothing across the Pacific Ocean in what seems like a blink of an eye. But when it comes to delivering fresh groceries to your doorstep, the e-commerce giant’s logistical prowess falters.

David Pierson and Makeda Easter | Los Angeles Times
June 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Whole Foods Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries.

Bloomberg News
June 16, 2017

Amazon on Its Way to Nine Fulfillment Centers, 8,000 Employees in Illinois

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Received a large package from Amazon recently? A television or a toaster oven, perhaps? There's a chance it stopped in Romeoville, Ill., on its way to your front door.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
June 9, 2017

Amazon Plans $255 Million Connecticut Fulfillment Center

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Online retailer Inc. is planning to build an 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center on the former Pratt & Whitney site in North Haven, Conn., Gov. Dannel Malloy announced June 8. The move is expected to add 1,800 jobs.

Luther Turmelle | New Haven (Conn.) Register
June 9, 2017

Amazon to Hire 1,500 for New Oregon Fulfillment Center

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Amazon will create 1,500 full-time jobs when it opens its fulfillment center next summer in Troutdale, the online retailer confirmed June 7.

Anna Marum | The Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
June 8, 2017

Amazon Shares Hit $1,000, Showing Dominance of E-Commerce, Cloud Inc.’s shares topped $1,000 for the first time, marking a new milestone for a company wooing investors by dominating online commerce and cloud computing.

May 30, 2017

Sparked by Amazon, Cargo Business Growing at Tampa International Airport


Cargo business at Florida's Tampa International Airport is growing, thanks in large part to online retailer Inc.

Justine Griffin | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
May 8, 2017

Amazon Posts First-Quarter Gains, Ramps Up Fulfillment Network

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News reported double-­digit growth in net income and revenue for the first quarter.

Transport Topics Staff
May 8, 2017

Pennsylvania Airport Expanding to Handle More Amazon Planes

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So many of those packages people insist on getting in two days have been ending up at Lehigh Valley International Airport, where airport officials are racing to build more space for cargo planes.

Matt Assad | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
April 26, 2017