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Report: Some Whole Foods execs, managers leaving in wake of Amazon merger

As Whole Foods Market has integrated with Amazon, the organic grocer is seeing some turnover among its executives, according to a new report.  More than a dozen executives and senior managers have opted to leave or been forced out since the Austin-based...

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Report: Whole Foods set to host summit for its suppliers to discuss policy changes

Ever since Amazon and Whole Foods Market announced their $13.7 billion merger deal last June, there has been speculation -- and concern -- about changes that might come to the organic grocery chain.  Some of that worry has come from Whole Foods’ own...

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Six months after Amazon takeover, are prices lower at Whole Foods?  

Six months ago, Amazon shook up the grocery industry by completing its purchase of Whole Foods Market. And the online retailer did it with flash. On Aug. 28, the day Amazon and Whole Foods sealed their $13.7 billion deal, Amazon immediately slashed...

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Austin one of three cities where Instacart, Sam’s Club will team up to offer home delivery

Austin will be one of three U.S. cities where Sam’s Club stores will begin offering same-day delivery through a new partnership with online grocery firm Instacart, the companies said Tuesday. The announcement comes as demand continues to grow nationally...

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Talking with Texas Standard about the implications of Amazon HQ2 for Austin and Dallas

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio program, we revisited a trio of recent 512tech stories about how Austinites and the state of Texas might be impacted if Amazon chooses Austin or Dallas as its second headquarters, bringing 50,000 new jobs and...

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As Whole Foods reshapes procedures, Austin-area suppliers rush to adapt 

Daniel Nicholson’s ice cream company was born out of a random encounter with Whole Foods Market. After the company’s coconut-milk ice cream was created in Austin in 2004, it was being sampled at a local store when a Whole Foods Market buyer walked...

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From education to transportation to cost of living, weighing the impact Amazon’s HQ2 could have on Austin -- and its people

By now, it’s common knowledge that Austin is a potential site for Amazon’s planned second headquarters. The Austin area is one of 20 finalists in the U.S. and Canada where the online retailer could build the project known as HQ2, a development expected...

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Sorry, gamers: cryptocurrencies have ruined the market for high-end graphics hardware 

Woe to the builder of a new gaming PC or a gamer who’s been saving their money to buy a new, high-end graphics card this year. The market, to put it bluntly, is as we say in Spanish, el crappo for buyers as the price of high-end video hardware has...

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Survey gives Austin high marks for tech workers’ cost of living. Could that help its chances at Amazon’s HQ2?

As Amazon ponders its final decision on where to locate its $5 billion second headquarters project, will the retail giant factor in how far its workers’ salaries would go in whatever city it chooses? If so, a new study by online jobs marketplace Hired...

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Whole Foods rolls out first ad campaign since Amazon merger 

After almost six months of being owned by Amazon, Austin-based Whole Foods Market has launched a new TV and digital advertising campaign that appears to be aimed at showing off the variety of products and services that the grocer offers.  Each of...

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