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WCPO Cincinnati: Amazon’s Whole Foods Unit Stealing Customers from Kroger?

Mark Dowd

Mark Dowd

It didn’t take long for Amazon Inc. to upset the grocery cart at Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Trader Joe’s.

A new report by the research firm Thasos shows Whole Foods gained a lot of new foot traffic from established grocery competitors in September — driven by Amazon’s price cuts on organic products.

The foot-traffic analysis follows a separate study by One Click Retail, showing Amazon sold $1.6 million in Whole Foods products in the first four weeks after buying the company.

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