Just because Amazon will own Whole Foods, don’t expect it to stop experimenting with its own cashier-less grocery stores and other grocery sales and delivery offerings.
Even after Amazon completes its planned $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods, the online retail giants plans to stick with Amazon Fresh, Amazon Go and its other efforts to reinvent the way consumers shop for food, the company said on Thursday.
In their first extended comments about the company’s planned acquisition of the high-end grocery chain, Amazon officials said that they’re still trying to see how customers want to shop for groceries. So the company has no plans to shut down any of its current experiments in grocery sales and delivery.
“We’ll see how the customers respond,” Brian Olsavsky, Amazon’s chief financial officer, said on a conference call with analysts after Amazon announced its…