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Instacart launched in 2012.

Instacart’s CEO describes the moment he discovered Amazon was stealing its Whole Foods business

Instacart is a delivery company that pairs customers with personal shoppers to delivery groceries. It partners with 300 chains across North America.

Amazon bought Whole Foods to take on the grocery business — but one competitor shows where its plan is falling flat

Amazon acquired Whole Foods last year to cut the prices of organic groceries and reach a wider range of customers. But Sprouts Farmers Market has seen "very little share loss in markets where it overlaps with Whole Foods," said UBS analysts.
A Whole Foods location with pickup in Sacramento, California.

Nike and Whole Foods are following Walmart’s lead and signaling a new era for online shopping

Many major retail chains — from Target and Walmart to Whole Foods and Nike — are launching a version of curbside pickup, heralding a new phase in the constantly evolving offerings of e-commerce.
Only Amazon Prime subscribers can use the curbside pickup service at participating Whole Foods locations, which there are currently only two of.

We shopped at Whole Foods and Walmart to see which curbside pickup service is better — and the winner is clear

Amazon Prime Now's new service will allow customers to drive to a Whole Foods and have their groceries loaded into their car for them. Walmart has been offering a similar service since 2013. We compared the two services to see which is better, and there was a clear winner.

Aldi just revealed its next assault against Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger

Aldi is expanding its online grocery services and preparing to launch curbside pickup in the US, Aldi US CEO Jason Hart told Business Insider. Aldi started testing online grocery delivery in select cities last year through a partnership with Instacart.
Aldi is adding tons of new products to its stores.

Aldi is overhauling its stores to win the grocery wars — and it’s coming straight for Walmart and Kroger

Aldi is adding more fresh, organic, vegetarian, and vegan items to its US stores in what will be the biggest product refresh in its history. Once the rollout is complete, about 20% of the items in Aldi stores will be new.
Lhakpa Sherpa, right, is the women's record holder for Everest summits.

This record-breaking Everest climber has reached the summit nine times. She makes $11.50 per hour washing dishes at Whole Foods.

She's climbed Everest a record nine times. At home in Connecticut, Lhakpa Sherpa washes dishes and takes out the trash at Whole Foods. She vows she'll be back on Everest next year, for climb number 10.

The Amazon-Whole Foods deal has barely made a dent in US grocery prices, despite fears of a price war

Grocery prices have fallen since Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods last year. Prices in the US fell 0.3% in the 12 months ending in June, compared to a 0.6% increase over the same period last year, according to data from Adobe Analytics.
A Whole Foods store in Richmond, Virginia.

Amazon is giving Prime members up to $30 in free cash for shopping at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime members can earn up to $30 for shopping at Whole Foods. Amazon is offering the deals in celebration of Prime Day, its biggest shopping holiday of the year.

Amazon is making it harder and harder to quit Prime

Amazon keeps introducing more services to Prime as it continues to add value to the membership, and Prime Day is just the latest example. CEO Jeff Bezos recently revealed that there were more than 100 million paying Prime members worldwide.