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Report: Prices at Whole Foods edge back up a bit

Since its acquisition of Whole Foods Market in August, Amazon has twice promoted lowering prices of some items at the Austin-based grocer. But those price cuts, which have included items such as avocados, beverages, eggs and turkeys, have not led...

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After Amazon-Whole Foods merger, grocery delivery companies adapt to industry’s new reality

On June 16, the day Amazon announced it would acquire Austin-based Whole Foods Market, Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta called a company-wide meeting from Instacart’s headquarters in San Francisco.  Mehta wanted employees to know it was not time to panic...

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Amazon built a significant presence in Central Texas long before HQ2 frenzy

If the Austin area does somehow beat out more than 200 competitors and land Amazon’s $5 billion, 50,000-employee second headquarters project , the facility would just be the latest addition to an already significant presence Amazon has established...

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New rankings: Austin not among top 25 contenders for Amazon HQ2

Not everyone seems to be sold on Austin as a contender for Amazon’s second headquarters. After Amazon announced plans in September to build its $5 billion Amazon HQ2, market analysts, economists and publications were quick to name Austin as a top...

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Whole Foods prepares for Amazon-like hiring spree 

As one of the world’s biggest employers, Amazon has become known for its large hiring sprees: On Aug. 2, it attempted to hire 50,000 warehouse workers in a national “Amazon Jobs Day” event. Now, a similar tactic is being tried by Amazon’s newly acquired...

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Kyle, Buda offer hundreds of acres in Austin area’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

When the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce submitted its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Oct. 18, chamber spokesman Mike Berman said it did so on on the behalf of the entire metro area. The chamber has declined to release the bid application...

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Amazon posts huge growth in sales in first earnings report since Whole Foods acquisition 

Amazon on Thursday soared past Wall Street expectations as it reported 34 percent growth in sales and stable profits in the company’s first quarterly earnings report since purchasing Austin-based Whole Foods Market in August. For its third quarter...

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Austin’s bid is officially in for Amazon’s giant HQ2 project

For the past month, hundreds of cities have scrambled to prepare proposals to win Amazon’s second company headquarters after the online retailer announced plans for the $5 billion project.  Austin, considered a contender by industry analysts, has...

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What happens when Facebook’s Order Food joins the restaurant-delivery scene?

The on-demand economy continues to get more demanding: Friday morning, Facebook is announcing its getting into the food-delivery game, at least as a conduit to existing delivery options. With the introduction of a new feature, “Order Food” that debuts...

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Cardtek co-founder: Get ready for cars that can make mobile payments for you

Your next mobile wallet could be a bit larger than your cell phone. In fact, it could be large enough to drive around. We could soon be seeing automobiles that seamlessly integrate ways to make payments on things like drive-thru food, car washes and...

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