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Is Amazon getting too big?

The Whole Foods acquisition has sparked a call for Amazon antitrust scrutiny, according to an article in the Seattle Times late last week, prompting a U.S. lawmaker to call for “hearings on the proposed deal to consider its ramifications for shoppers and workers. Hedge-fund manager Doug Kass has taken a short position on the fast-growing online retailer, saying government antitrust concerns will erode its value. A key legal question is whether Amazon has grown to the point of discouraging innovation from competitors.” (The Seattle Times)

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Can Kroger regroup by Q2?

Kroger is piloting a collection of Prep+Pared meal kits in its Cincinnati stores that is performing extremely well, according to chairman and CEO Rodney McMullen.