Grocers Shrug Off Amazon Threat — WSJ
When Amazon bought Whole Foods last year, many speculated that it was the beginning of the end for other healthy leaning grocers (both on and offline). The story hasn’t quite played out that way. Instead we are seeing companies like Thrive Market continue to experience rapid growth. “Our growth rate has doubled since the Amazon transaction,” said Nicholas Green, co-founder and chief executive of Thrive Market, a natural and organic online grocery site. Mr. Green added “Thrive Market is signing more deals with suppliers to sell their products exclusively. Some of those food makers were unhappy that Whole Foods centralized purchasing and raised supplier fees.