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Amazon credit card adds Whole Foods to 5 percent cash back offer
Amazon.com Inc(AMZN) on Tuesday extended its 5 percent cash back benefit for Prime service subscribers to shoppers at its newly acquired Whole Foods Market grocery chain. Roughly one year ago, the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card issued by Chase began offering eligible Prime members a 5 percent cash back deal on all Amazon.com (AMZN) purchases.
Amazon to deliver Whole Foods groceries within two hours for free
Amazon is rolling out free two-hour delivery of groceries from Whole Foods Market via its Prime Now delivery service in certain markets.
70% of shoppers will buy groceries online by 2024: Nielsen
Data from Nielsen Holdings PLC and the Food Marketing Institute shows that 70% of grocery shoppers will be buying online in the next five-to-seven years. Previously, Nielsen forecast that a majority of shoppers would purchase groceries online in eight-to-10 years. "Now, the estimated $100 billion spend, which is equivalent to every U.S. household spending $850 online for food and beverage annually, will occur by 2022 or 2024," the group said in a statement. The results come as Amazon.com Inc. , with its Whole Foods Market acquisition, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. with its Jet.com purchase, are making an e-commerce grocery push. Nielsen and FMI recommend that grocery retailers rely on a multi-platform approach across both stores and digital channels, consumer data, and improved marketing and promotions to reach customers. The PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio is up 6.7% for the past year while the S&P 500 index is up 24.7% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
BRIEF-Whole Foods Market Provides Payment Card Investigation Update
Whole Foods Market : * WHOLE FOODS MARKET PAYMENT CARD INVESTIGATION UPDATE. * WHOLE FOODS MARKET - PAYMENT CARD INVESTIGATION DETERMINED NO VENUES WERE INVOLVED AT 6 OF THE STORES ON INITIAL NOTIFICATION LIST.
Whole Foods to open first 365 store on the East coast January 31
Whole Foods Market, now a part of Amazon.com Inc. will open its first lower-priced 365 store on the East coast on January 31 in Brooklyn, the company said Tuesday. The store will have a coffee bar, an Orwashers artisanal bakery, a 100% plant-based burger restaurant, Next Level Burger, and Juice Press, an organic juice bar. Amazon shares are up 2% in Tuesday trading, and 52.3% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 20.1% for the last 12 months.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Costco's stock hits record high after Raymond James boosts price target
Costco Wholesale Corp.'s stock jumped to a record high, before erasing those gains, after Raymond James analyst Budd Bugatch boosted his price target to the second highest on Wall Street, citing "solid" November sales results, and optimism ahead of the warehouse-club retailer's fiscal first-quarter results next week. Bugatch raised his target to $202, which is about 7% above current levels, from $173, while affirming his outperform rating. That puts his target behind just Susquehanna Financial analyst Bill Dreher's target of $205, according to FactSet. Bugatch acknowledged that the stock's recent rally "stretches" its valuation above the three-year average, and above those of its large market-capitalization peers. "Nonetheless, the company's recent sales results have been nothing short of impressive, even in the face of heightened media and investor attention surrounding Amazon's integration of Whole Foods," Bugatch wrote in a note to clients. The stock was down 0.2% in morning trade, but was up as much as 0.7% at an all-time intraday high of $191.22 earlier in the session. The stock has run up 19% over the past three months, while the SPDR S&P Retail ETF has climbed 11% and the S&P 500 has rallied 7.4%. Costso is scheduled to report earnings on Dec. 14, after the market closes.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Amazon sees 'Turkey 5' shopping at record levels as Cyber Monday orders surpassed Prime Day
Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday Cyber Monday was the biggest shopping day in its history, with orders surpassing that of Prime Day. The e-commerce giant said customer orders for the "Turkey 5"--the five days from Thanksgiving to Cyber Monday--were in the "hundreds of millions" of products, while orders from small businesses alone reaching nearly 140 million items. Amazon App orders on Cyber Monday increased more than 50%, with the Echo Dot the best selling item. Separately, lower prices on turkeys for Amazon Prime members helped Whole Foods Market break its record for turkeys sold during the Thanksgiving season. Amazon's stock slipped 0.1% in premarket trade. It has rocketed 25% over the past three months, while the S&P 500 has gained 7.4%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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