Whole Foods crumbles under Amazon

Shoppers come and go from Whole Foods Market grocery store, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 in Chandler, Ariz. Amazon is moving swiftly to make big changes at Whole Foods, saying it plans to cut prices on avocados, bananas, eggs, salmon, beef and more. Amazon has completed its $13.7 billion takeover of organic grocer Whole Foods, and the e-commerce giant is wasting no time putting its stamp on the company. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Host Nikki Medoro questioned Amazon’s rigid tech-driven practices after hearing Whole Foods stores across the country and their workers were crumbling under the e-commerce giant’s management.

Reports of empty shelves, angry customers and crying employees at Whole Foods due to Amazon’s strictly enforced “order-to-shelf” inventory system has her wondering if the innovative company has taken their dedication to streamlining processes too far.

Medoro and her team discussed both the negative and positive effects of Amazon’s tech-centric approach to business and their unusual (and potentially unethical) strategies to supervise workers, including beeping wristbands!

Listen to their conversation below.

 

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