By acquiring an automotive parts retailer or expanding into automotive replacement parts, Amazon has the potential to become one of the largest car companies and auto parts retailers in the world. Amazon's entry into motor oil proves once again that there isn't an industry Amazon can't enter. I'm amazed at how many executives across different industries tell me that they're not concerned about Amazon for one reason or another. Gregory Henslee, CEO of O'Reilly Auto Parts, expressed sentiment shared by many executives in the automotive industry - Amazon can't compete in the business. According to Henslee: "I realize that Amazon is the strongest and the best run, and I obviously have a lot of respect for them and I am a customer for household items and other things," Henslee said.
some of the things that are a barrier to entry for these guys are that we're in a very technical business." Note to all CEOs: None of you are in a business that is too technical for Amazon. I'm amazed at how many companies believe they can continue to operate alone. Since Amazon acquired Whole Foods in 2017, there has been little additional consolidation in the grocery industry even though the threat of Amazon becoming the largest grocery retailer between 2030 and 2035 is a real possibility. I strongly advise Walmart and Home Depot to consider merging. Big thinking and Big moves are now a must have for all companies. Because far too many CEOs continue to run their companies as if Amazon doesn't exist. The CEOs of Kroger, Walmart and Albertsons should have realized how strategic Whole Foods was to Amazon, and one of the CEOs should have made the argument to its board that it must acquire Whole Foods. Instead, the CEOs that assumed Amazon would never acquire a grocery retailer are now struggling to prevent Amazon from taking market share.
If you think Amazon can't or won't do something, banish the thought. Well-run companies with qualified and competent executives will insist that every effort be made to identify how and when Amazon can impact its business. These same CEOs will insist and embrace big thinking and big moves. The largest grocery retailer by sales and stores is Kroger. Although Walmart is a competitor, to ensure its long-term survival, Walmart acquiring Kroger may be the best option. To paraphrase Jeff Bezos: "Your inability as CEOs to consider the fact I can enter your industry makes it easy for me to take your market share. Your unwillingness to seek out M&A opportunities reduces barriers. Think I won't acquire Target so I can open Whole Foods Markets inside Target stores? If I can conceive it, Amazon can achieve it." What is clear is this - Amazon is the common enemy of every company operating today. The phrase "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" should be embraced by every CEO not named Jeff Bezos. Amazon is becoming so powerful that even a company the size of Walmart can become marginalized by Amazon in as little as 10 years. Walmart should approach the federal government and make the argument that it should be given approval to make acquisitions in an attempt to ensure its ability to compete against Amazon. Walmart should evaluate and identify which companies are most strategic to its future and make the required acquisitions. For example, Walmart may determine that acquiring Kroger and Albertsons is strategic as it would allow Walmart to establish a leadership role in groceries while ensuring low prices and quality products are available for all consumers. Make no mistake - Amazon will become the largest retailer of groceries unless Walmart can make acquisitions of other grocery retailers. Another option would be that Kroger, Albertsons and Ahold-Delhaize are given permission to merge. From a strategy perspective, due to the fact Walmart is the market leader in groceries today, it has the best chance of retaining its lead through acquisitions. I believe the federal government will approve acquisitions and mergers by Walmart and other companies as it is becoming more clear how powerful and intrusive Amazon is becoming as a company. "Amazon's market size is effectively unlimited." Why? Because Amazon is a virtual company that isn't hindered by any limitations related to physical stores or physical infrastructure constraints. Amazon can become anything it wants simply by entering into another category and selling the products online. For example: Amazon can become the largest pharmacy in the world without owning a single drugstore. Amazon acquired the online pharmacy PillPack and in the coming months and years, Amazon will expand the types of prescriptions and medications that PillPack can fill. Leveraging its voice-activated Echo and an app for phones, Amazon can provide consumers access to trained and licensed pharmacist capable of answering questions related to all medications 24/7 365. Echo can remind customers when to take medication and provide the exact dosage to take. Bezos effectively made the argument that either the federal government must legislate Amazon to breakup, or competitors of Amazon should be allowed to merge and make acquisitions they deem strategic in order to compete. The rules in place related to anti-trust and monopolies no longer apply. Price Range : $$ • Wheelchair Accessible.
Between: NE 19th Ave/SE 19th Ave and NE 16th Ave/SE 16th Ave. Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM. I wish they would do a section like Whole foods has to actually be able to have a larger selection to eat in house. Great vitamin section and very… The store is always having sales which are often less than the dollar stores or walmart! As far as pharmacies go, they are easy to deal with & have info. My particular medication was oftn not… If it is organic you need, this is definitely the place to go.
A full service grocery type store that offers a selection of almost everything by way of food.