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  • Post #61 - January 28th, 2015, 5:41 pm
    Post #61 - January 28th, 2015, 5:41 pm Post #61 - January 28th, 2015, 5:41 pm
    It seems like all of those former Dominick's locations that have sat dormant with "Whole Foods Coming Soon" signs on them are actually now "Coming Soon". The company is finally starting to develop them.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #62 - January 28th, 2015, 9:43 pm
    Post #62 - January 28th, 2015, 9:43 pm Post #62 - January 28th, 2015, 9:43 pm
    Pretty sure they've been working on most of them the whole time--guessing some of those stores needed a lot of work to WholeFoodize them, particularly the ones they're turning into the fancy flagships.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #63 - January 29th, 2015, 6:59 am
    Post #63 - January 29th, 2015, 6:59 am Post #63 - January 29th, 2015, 6:59 am
    I've been told by trusted sources that Whole Foods has been dragging their feet on applying for permits and submitting plans, at least here in Evanston.
  • Post #64 - February 9th, 2017, 4:33 pm
    Post #64 - February 9th, 2017, 4:33 pm Post #64 - February 9th, 2017, 4:33 pm
    Whole Foods Market, facing its worst sales slump in more than a decade, is taking a step that would have been unthinkable in its high-flying days: shrinking the size of the chain.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #65 - February 9th, 2017, 7:17 pm
    Post #65 - February 9th, 2017, 7:17 pm Post #65 - February 9th, 2017, 7:17 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Whole Foods Market, facing its worst sales slump in more than a decade, is taking a step that would have been unthinkable in its high-flying days: shrinking the size of the chain.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html


    On the other hand, Aldi is spending big to expand and update their stores. This can't be good news for WFM.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #66 - February 11th, 2017, 5:52 pm
    Post #66 - February 11th, 2017, 5:52 pm Post #66 - February 11th, 2017, 5:52 pm
    this bothers me not at all. i try to do as much of my shopping as possible at fresh thyme market on elston before i even consider whole foods (after hitting the dill pickle food coop and the farmer's market). maybe when the improved aldis add more organics i'll check it out.....in addition to slowing down growth, i hope whole foods tries lowering some prices, too.
  • Post #67 - April 24th, 2017, 3:29 pm
    Post #67 - April 24th, 2017, 3:29 pm Post #67 - April 24th, 2017, 3:29 pm
    Whole Foods Market Inc. shares rose the most in two weeks after the Financial Times reported that Albertsons Cos. is considering a takeover of the organic grocer.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #68 - June 16th, 2017, 8:44 am
    Post #68 - June 16th, 2017, 8:44 am Post #68 - June 16th, 2017, 8:44 am
    Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at $13.7 billion

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/16/amazon-i ... llion.html
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #69 - June 16th, 2017, 9:40 am
    Post #69 - June 16th, 2017, 9:40 am Post #69 - June 16th, 2017, 9:40 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at $13.7 billion

    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/16/amazon-i ... llion.html


    Is something between the lines?
  • Post #70 - June 16th, 2017, 9:50 am
    Post #70 - June 16th, 2017, 9:50 am Post #70 - June 16th, 2017, 9:50 am
    Lenny007 wrote:
    Is something between the lines?


    Total world domination by Amazon, perhaps?
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #71 - June 16th, 2017, 2:41 pm
    Post #71 - June 16th, 2017, 2:41 pm Post #71 - June 16th, 2017, 2:41 pm
    Drone delivery? Cloud Computing? Innovation Seminars? Gluten Free Non GMO Sustainable Farm Fresh Hyper-Glocal Thought Leadership?
  • Post #72 - June 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    Post #72 - June 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm Post #72 - June 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    Tyrgyzistan wrote:Drone delivery? Cloud Computing? Innovation Seminars? Gluten Free Non GMO Sustainable Farm Fresh Hyper-Glocal Thought Leadership?


    Drones are not the answer here, but you know it. I say just look at it the way it is.

    AMZN with $136 Bil annual revenues and 13% rising operating cash flow margin just bought grocery chain WFM that has under $16 Bil revenues with 7% falling operating cash flow margin (or $1.1 Bil) for slightly below $14 Bil or 13 x operating cash flow.

    So even if AMZN borrows $10 Bil with 3%-4% coupon it would still have $600 -$700 Mil positive cash flow on annual basis, which is likely to get down to near zero after regular capital expenditures by WFM.

    So what is we don't see.
  • Post #73 - June 16th, 2017, 4:39 pm
    Post #73 - June 16th, 2017, 4:39 pm Post #73 - June 16th, 2017, 4:39 pm
    Tyrgyzistan wrote:Drone delivery? Cloud Computing? Innovation Seminars? Gluten Free Non GMO Sustainable Farm Fresh Hyper-Glocal Thought Leadership?


    It'll allow them to expand their Prime Now service to a large portion of the country without having to rely on reigonal grocery chains.
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