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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

anchors
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.
Links:

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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