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Episode 97: The novel strategy of making money, and investing to do so - Amazon + Whole Foods

June 29th, 2017  •  1 hr 3 mins  •  Download (30.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Looks like we’ll be getting cheaper organic food what with Amazon buying Whole Foods. What exactly is the strategy at play here, though? Other than the obvious thing of doing online groceries, how is Amazon advantaged here such that others (like Wal-mart), can’t simply do this themselves. We go over these questions and how they related to M&A in general. Plus recommendations and some podcast meta talk.

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