The grocery sector was shaken by Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods in 2017, but that bold takeover was just one of many pre- and after-shocks of sector in transition. Here are five of our most-read articles about the grocery business from 2017.
Amazon’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods buy put the grocery industry on its toes, igniting fears of a heated price war in the $800 billion industry. A month after their Aug. 28 tie-up, we took a look at the data and found that there were changes, but not cataclysmic ones. (Published 9/29/2017)
The 18-to-34-year-old demographic, in the midst of disrupting a variety of industries, is rewriting the script in the grocery sector. Food giants are increasingly buying smaller, startup food labels in large part to provide credibility—and authenticity—among these younger consumers. (2/23/2017)
Millennials have gotten a lot of credit for disrupting literally every sector of the retail market, including online grocery shopping. However, food retailers and CPG brands could be making a big mistake by ignoring older shoppers online. (7/7/2017)