It looks as if the Amazon-owned Whole Foods is going to become more like a traditional supermarket. The big question we have to ask is will that be winning strategy for either brand?Read more
Etsy has proved it is incapable of making money and demonstrated that online companies can fall into a familiar retail trap.
The trap is the old one of ever-increasing sales that generate no real money. Dozens of retailers; ranging from Whole Foods to Rite Aid to Overstock.com, have fallen into over the years. The only way a company can profit from this trap is to sell itself to a larger retailer or private equity organization in search of market share or other resources.Read more
The question we need to ask is: “what companies will Amazon acquire next?” Some probable candidates for Amazon acquisition include:Read more
The incredible momentum has made Amazon America’s dominant retailer. It is setting the trends for the industry and effectively dictating some aspects of business practice such as prices and return policy to brick and mortar competitors.Read more
Amazon’s revenue growth for 2016 now exceeds the total revenues for Alibaba (NYSE: BABA); which reported $21.48 billion in revenue on December 31, 2016. The revenue Amazon added in 2016 is also larger than all of Macy’s (NYSE: M) revenues; which were $26.31 billion on October 31, 2016.Read more
It looks as if two entire generations; the 18-35 year-old Millennials and the 35-50 year-old Generation Xers, are tuning out network TV; or at least CBS. One has to wonder how long the company can survive with older viewers dying off, and younger couch potatoes tuning out.Read more