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The headaches continue for the grocery store sector (SVU, KR, SWY, RNDY, HTSI) as Amazon and...

The headaches continue for the grocery store sector (SVU, KR, SWY, RNDY, HTSI) as Amazon and Wal-Mart (WMT +0.4%) circle around like hungry vultures. Though both companies are only in the early stages (AmazonFresh, Neighborhoods Market) of their grocery initiatives, analysts think their considerable distribution prowess makes them a long-term threat. Reuters' Jessica Wohl has the factoid of the day: "A Walmart grocery distribution center can house up to 4 million bananas at one time."
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  • hummerh25
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    Maybe $15. $16 price again.
    6 Jun 2013, 10:37 AM Reply Like
  • chauto
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    Nothing is going to beat going to the grocer and hand picking your own produce. Amazon may do well with canned goods. When it comes to fresh Fruits and Veggies, Milk, and eyeballing the Marble in your fresh Meats and Fish, I'm sticking with Kroger.
    6 Jun 2013, 10:41 AM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    In Florida: Publix & Walmart, everyone else broke or out of business: Albersons, Winn Dixie, now Sweetbay...Good luck Amazon....no profits here
    6 Jun 2013, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • Philip Marlowe
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    Wow, that would be great for Walmart if anyone wanted to buy 4 million bananas at one time.
    6 Jun 2013, 01:33 PM Reply Like
  • cnickolaus
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    Neither Walmart, Target, or Amazon can compete with the conventional supermarket in produce, meat,,bakery, deli, freshness, variety, selection, or SERVICE.
    6 Jun 2013, 05:28 PM Reply Like
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