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Huge Changes Coming To Us All

Posted on the 17 June 2017 by Morage @kebmebms

Have you read about these mergers and purchases lately?

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods 

for $13.4 Billion

It seems Amazon is going to control a great deal of our otherwise retail purchases and purchasing. Up to now, it's been hard goods. Now they look to be getting extremely serious about the food markets, too.
It had a huge, nearly immediate effect on markets and companies, too.

Amazon-Whole Foods threat wipes out 

$40 billion in market value

Amazon Buying Whole Foods: 

Grocery Store Stocks Get Hammered

Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Starts 

a Supermarket War

With this one purchase, suddenly they're huge, nationally, in the food business.

Amazon 'will be a top 5 grocer in the US' 

with Whole Foods acquisition

Here's a good share of the reason for it all.

Wal-Mart in the Crosshairs of 

Amazon's Takeover of Whole Foods

Here's what it all boils down to.

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown 

That Explains the Modern Economy

Behemoths In a Battle To Sell You Everything

Meanwhile, retail and retail stores and retail buying all over the nation are getting also hammered, along with their stock prices.

The Great Retail Apocalypse of 2017

What this means is that no one really knows where we're headed Well, except that we're headed online, more and yet more all the time.

Department stores are failing -- 

here's where everyone is buying

And it's all kinds of stores right down to the dollar stores.

Taking the Dollar-Store Concept Online

How The Online Dollar Store Startup Hollar 

Found Success

Besides reshaping retail and how and why we buy, it also means what our communities and cities look like and how they're built.

Dying shopping malls are wreaking havoc 

on suburban America

10 new uses for abandoned malls

7 Dead Shopping Malls That Found 

Surprising Second Lives

Here's What's Becoming Of America's Dead 

Shopping Malls

Shopping centers look to entertainment, 

recreation to fill empty

Of course there's money--lots of big money--in health care so why wouldn't this happen, right?

America's Dying Malls Are Getting 

a Second Chance as Hospitals

The fact is, stores and business and retail and so, our cities and our lives are changing and the changes are coming and will be coming at us fast. Very, very fast. 
It's a lot like the current Presidential Administration.
Completely unpredictable.
Hold onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen. It's going to be a bumpy ride.

Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in business

Amazon-Whole Foods deal could mean new phase of retail

Why Amazon is buying Whole Foods

Rooted in Counterculture, Whole Foods’ Founder Finds an Unlikely Refuge

Not done there, there was also this, just this week. Not as big but still significant.

Walmart to Buy Bonobos, Men's Wear Company, 

for $310 Million

And for a bit of fun:

Tweets react to Amazon buying Whole Foods, 

riff on overpriced groceries

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