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Case # 3—Amazon.com, Inc: Driving Change in the US Grocery Market
1. What is competition like in the retail grocery industry? Which of the five competitive forces is strongest? Which is or are weakest? What competitive forces seem to have the greatest effect on industry attractiveness and potential profitability of new entrants?
2. What is your strategic group map of the U.S. grocery retail industry look like? Is Whole Foods Market combination suitability positioned? Why or why not?
3. What do you see as the key drivers of change in the U.S. grocery retail industry? Is the Amazon Inc/Whole Foods Market combination potentially disruptive? Why or why not.
4. What key factors may determine the success of the Amazon, Inc combination with Whole Foods Market?
5. What recommendations would you make to Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, Inc. to improve Whole Foods Markets’ competitiveness in the market while mitigating any current and future risks?