Monday, October 9, 2017

Costco Ramping Up Amazon Rivalry

I guess the appeal of buying in bulk is wearing off, especially considering items at Costco cost the same as everywhere else. Nowadays Walmart and Amazon have way better prices and I don't have to pay $55 a year for the privileged of having to scrounge up boxes while I shop. 

But as Amazon has expanded both its Prime Pantry and Amazon Fresh services, its prices have improved, and the recent acquisition of Whole Foods is only likely to aid in the growth of Amazon’s food delivery operations — not only catering to those of us who like to grocery shop from home, but possibly luring away some Costco customers.