In these times, grocery delivery can be stressful. An anecdote: Hearing that Amazon Prime Now grocery delivery windows were being released at midnight each day, last night (or was it this morning?) my man and I set our alarm and tried to time it just right. But the stress of rushing through our grocery shopping combined with miscommunications led to a late-night (or was it early-morning?) shouting match about shared responsibilities, mutual respect, and the difference between ‘want’ and ‘need.’
Boy, the last week sure has changed things, hasn’t it? Sometime between Wednesday and Thursday, our collective mindset went from passing concern to outright panic as the realities (and some myths) about COVID-19 began to take hold.
Boy, I bet PBS’s Frontline sure is cheesed off that within weeks of releasing its three-hour Amazon documentary, the retailer went and opened a cashierless grocery store, Amazon Go Grocery.
Nike is quitting the cult of Amazon, opting to end its two-year pilot wholesale partnership with the online retailer, pursuing instead its own Direct to Customer (DTC) platforms while also strengthening key retail relationships with particular omnichannel retailers. It’s not a total break up, however, as Nike noted its app will continue to run on Amazon Web Services (AWS), so, yeah, there’s that.