The Amazon-Whole Foods deal came together relatively quickly, according to people familiar with the matter, indicating Amazon may not yet have a fully formed strategy for Whole Foods.
Something as simple as groceries has become something so complex... I certainly wouldn't have imagined the day would come. Admittedly I've never ever tried buying groceries online before and will not really try it (I prefer going to a store), but I know this is definitely a reasonable appeal to others. From initial reactions, it seems like everyone is getting a little wary that Amazon will, again, be a major threat to everyone and their mother's businesses.
That said, now that Amazon has joined the fray in online groceries, where would you buy your groceries from and why?
What kind of business model do you think Amazon will try to play with in order to compete? (More Prime incentivisation or something new?) -- Important question that I think we should keep in mind due to the supply chain and logistics differences between books and gadgets and organic matter. Perhaps this new line of business will not perform as well as thought and eat more into Amazon than originally anticipated.
...And, do you think Amazon is trying to take over the world?