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Ravi Jariwala - Wal-Mart Stores
We want to start small so we can test and learn. This may not necessarily become the norm. And it may not be for everyone, certainly not right away, but we see a lot of potential
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Sep 22 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Amazon. 384 people are quoted and you can read 705 citations of them about Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Jim Cramer, Brad Stone and Hubert Joly, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jeff Bezos said: “When I was satisfied…I poked my head into the front of the car, tapped my grandmother on the shoulder and proudly proclaimed, At two minutes per puff, you've taken nine years off your life!”.
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Jeff Bezos -

When I was satisfied…I poked my head into the front of the car, tapped my grandmother on the shoulder and proudly proclaimed, At two minutes per puff, you've taken nine years off your life!feedback

Ed Woodward

In the wider picture you have to look what's happening elsewhere at the moment. Looking at the interest Facebook and Amazon had in the Indian Premier League [cricket] rights anecdotally sounded like very big numbers. Secondly, Amazon has taken over the Thursday night streaming from Twitter for the NFL and, thirdly, the MLS deal with Facebook is very interesting to broadcast 22 games in the regular

Ed Woodward

The range that we set out there encapsulates the various finishing positions within the Premier League, and from a Champions League perspective it's the same across all the cups which is a quarter-final

Paul Kotas -

We're excited to expand our presence in New York – we have always found great talent here. Last January we announced our plans to create 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs in the U.S. by mid-2018 – and we are on track to reach that

James Purnell

The idea came from ... another group of young BBC employees who pointed out that in our content-making areas the percentage of senior leaders under 30 is particularly low. In 2016/17 it was only 0.1 per cent, which maybe doesn't sound unusual until you think that the founders of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple were all 30 or

Ed Woodward

Absolutely, I think they will enter the mix; anecdotally, there was incredibly strong interest in the last cycle. We are hearing that around the Premier League table, and we are also hearing that from a European perspective in terms of interest in the Champions League and Europa rights. I do think we are going to see an increasing engagement from these, and we would welcome the

Fred Smith

E-commerce is not going to eliminate the retailing sector of the country. It's about 10 percent now. It's certainly going to grow as a percentage. But will it be half? I doubt it. And I think you're going to see brick-and-mortar become more e-tailers. And how that all shakes out, I don't

Fred Smith

Groceries are heavy, hard to handle, people like to come and see the produce and so

Rajesh Subramaniam - FedEx

More and more retailers are evolving their business model to compete with pure-play e-tailers, and we see this as an opportunity to provide even better value for our customers – whether it's fulfilling from store or a [distribution center].feedback

Doug Hammond - Randstad US

I don't think it's a coincidence that the nationwide hire day coincided with the extreme front-end of peak-season hiring. They want to secure that

David Caines

Our number one reason for losing people is they can't show up for work on time every day. You don't want to cross a line and be so lax that things get out of

Paul Corneetz

There's a lot of warehouses here…. There's a lot of trucks. Even ads on the turnpike for distribution

Sam Purdie

I was just looking for a comfortable new pair of slippers, nothing fancy. I saw them on Amazon and they looked

Karen Tumulty - The Washington Post

Amazon just informed me that someone has purchased a gift from my baby registry. My baby is 21, and hopes it's a

Jim Cramer

Don't rule out the newfound alliances with Amazon or the more aggressive style of those we think are being left behind, including, by the way, Wal-Mart with its fast-growing business. It's not over until the fat lady sings. Right now, I'm not hearing anything from her yet, that is, if there's ever going to be a song at

James Thomson

As Amazon becomes relevant in more overall purchase decisions, it will be able to combine all of the search and purchase behavior to develop even more refined offerings and shopping experiences for Amazon

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've become relevant again. And I couldn't be more proud of what our associates have

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Five years ago the times were different. We had negative comps. Our margins were going down. There were questions about whether we were going to

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've taken the time to look at the strategic landscape. And we think that we are operating in a very attractive environment that's full of growth

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've had four years of positive comps. Our margins have expanded. We have been, in the last five years, in the top 10 percent of the S&P 500 from a total shareholder return standpoint. Customer satisfaction is up. We're gaining

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

This is an opportunity-rich environment. It's going to be a journey. We're looking forward to

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Buying a phone can be daunting. It's a very expensive purchase. You have many choices you need to make. We have a number of initiatives and improvements to the shopping experience, making it easier for customers to find out what plan they should buy, making it more efficient to get the

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

[Millennials] are finally leaving their parents' home and so they're actually moving to the suburbs. And so they need to equip their

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

We were consistently skeptical of Mr. Joly's lack of retail experience. The company has executed nearly flawlessly since CEO Hubert Joly joined five years

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Economically for us it's attractive because it helps make customers happy, build a relationship and grow the revenue

Ken Goldman - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Additional price cuts so soon after the first wave – and without accompanying press releases – would probably not have as much effect on customer traffic and purchase habits (which are the main purpose for price reductions).feedback

Ken Goldman - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We would expect that over time, Whole Foods' competitors will likely have to lower prices on certain items, especially in produce; otherwise they will see their traffic under

Brian Krzanich - Intel

You're going to see us building custom silicon and custom technology for

Harjinder Sandhu

The hurdles in health care are very high. We're taking the state of the art in speech recognition and machine learning and we're applying it. The key is to couple it with deep knowledge of how physicians work and the information that is relevant to

Karl Kaufmann

I use SayKara in two ways, both to recap a patient visit and to incorporate the pertinent details of a patient interaction into the medical

Ralph Pascualy

Unlike some AI tools, this company isn't attempting to to boil the ocean. I think physicians will be more comfortable with

Doug Burgum

Early on, Jeff Bezos was trying to recruit him [to Amazon]. It was my job to re-recruit

Doug McMillon

You'll see improved parking, meal services, fitness, and natural light – yes, natural

Ivo Martins

We need to advance the investigations to find out what she was doing here, and her last steps before she

Ivo Martins

We have already taken some of the items found on her canoe to forensics, such as clothes, some cigarette stubs and some

Ivo Martins

There are various lines of inquiry. She could have been killed by drugs traffickers, or attacked by pirates, but she could also have been attacked by an animal, or just got lost. We have been looking at all possibilities these last few days. We are awaiting the arrival of her canoe to look for more

Ivo Martins

Is it possible she fell in the river? It's possible. Is it possible that she's still alive? Yes, it's

Ivo Martins

Some local river people near where her canoe was found say they saw a woman rowing down the river, but they didn't know which direction she was

Ivo Martins

We cannot rule out that she was a victim of a criminal offence, or that she simply got lost. We are working with all the

Stephen Massocca

There's momentum in the market. There's lots of cash. Even though the Fed's about to reduce their balance sheet, you continue to have incredibly aggressive monetary policy. That continues to lead to money flowing into the market almost in an indiscriminate

Devaraj Southworth - Thirstie

They are clearly a massive giant, they can get into any market. There are some very real challenges. We've seen companies that have raised millions of dollars to do this, many of those companies no longer in

Sourabh Ratnaparkhi

I'm a casual drinker that likes to keep a six-pack in the fridge at all times, and I also like to try a ton of new beers which I think this service will help give me more options. I think it's great for the city of Columbus because the brewery scene is booming and something a lot of people here are proud about, so this helps the breweries reach a wider customer

Sourabh Ratnaparkhi

Winters here are brutal, so if I know the Amazon service is readily available, I think it provides way more convenience than physically going to pick up the beer. Amazon is really about to run the world for

Devaraj Southworth - Thirstie

This has been a mystery for decades. It's something that we've spent a lot of time to get

Susan Saideman

Nicopanda's designs immediately turn heads. We're excited to bring such an exciting brand to our customers for the first

Larry Hogan

I think we meet all of the criteria, and we're going to make a pitch. We're going to go after it as hard as we can. It's going to be a united effort between us and the city and the folks involved in the

Larry Hogan

This is about attracting a new corporate headquarters with 50,000 new jobs for Maryland, so it's unlike anything we've ever seen before. It would do nothing whatsoever for the city. It's not going to get

Larry Hogan

I happen to believe that this is the best of the sites that I've seen. Baltimore City really could use the shot in the arm more than anywhere

Chamath Palihapitiya

It's already beginning because its part and parcel to [governments] realising that there's too much power

Stephen Stanley - Amherst

In my numbers, I took half a percent off of consumer spending in Q3 and added it back in to Q4. I think that's broadly how I'm thinking about the hurricane effects. There will be ongoing

Ward McCarthy - Jefferies

One possible, at least logical, explanation is that the 1.8 percent rise in July non-store retail sales was boosted by the July 11 Amazon Prime Day, so the apparent ensuing weakness is a return to a more normal sales activity post the Prime Day

Brian Nowak

Growth will come from new shopper growth, which we see inflecting from more competitive pricing and increased convenience. We expect Amazon to convert half of these shoppers between now and the end of

Chris McCabe

One team rarely knows what another team is

Jeff Bezos -

I've been reminding people that it's Day 1 for a couple of decades. Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day

Chamath Palihapitiya

Amazon is a microscopic portion of global consumption today, so ultimately I think it has more room to grow before it invites regulatory overview. On the other hand, Facebook and Google effectively are surveillance states. And they have so much personal, private information about so many citizens of so many

Raimo Lenschow - Barclays Capital

The company faced questions about its long term prospects given the changing infrastructure landscape due to the shift to the public cloud. However, we now have a better understanding of how the cloud and VMware could potentially work

Dave Clark -

It's a new item each time. You're finding something, you're inspecting things, you're engaging your mind in a way that I think is

Chamath Palihapitiya

It is competing against fundamentally impaired companies, including Wal-Mart, quite honestly. That don't have the technical saavvy, they don't have the capabilities, specialty retailers, an entire overhang of cost structure that [Amazon doesn't] have to deal

Paul Hickey

The reason for the negative sentiment towards retail stocks is obviously the 'Death by Amazon' trade as well as the shift in consumer preferences towards experiences over

Jeffrey Tambor

You have to understand, I did The Ropers, I did Love Boat, I did Kojak, but when I did The Larry Sanders Show, they would call out, Hey now! Or, if they saw, Arrested Development, they'll say, There's always money in the banana stand.' Or, lately, now that I'm doing Transparent, once in a while we get, Yas queen!feedback

Jeffrey Tambor

She's exploring, and telling people what it's like, and the humanity and the travails of the transgender community, . And I think there is not a more opportune time to be talking about

Brian Nowak

We expect Amazon to convert half of these shoppers between now and the end of 2019. We see AMZN's Prime member growth and engagement, Echo device sales, and consumer web traffic/interest driving solid top line trends and GMV [gross merchandise volume] per customer

Tommy Noonan

If that was happening by random chance it would be one in a trillion chance you'd see a discrepancy like that; actually much less likely than that, from a data-science perspective. It's obvious that people who didn't buy the book are rating the book much

Rob Rueckert

Your reputation is most of what you have when you invest. If this becomes a pattern, then other investors won't even entertain [Alexa Fund], and Amazon will no longer have a fund that's reliable. It would be the death knell for that

Carlos Herrera - Petnet

It sounded like they were disarming themselves from liability in a way, saying they would have no idea if Amazon was working or not working on something

Arjun Sethi - TrackR

A company always has to ask the question: Am I willing to take the risk of taking that capital from Amazon? It's incumbent upon investors and the companies to understand what that risk looks

Carlos Herrera - Petnet

I can't imagine there's no information sharing. That was part of the due diligence

Jill Ramsey - eBay

The Spring and eBay partnership is evidence of a growing trend in which retailers are partnering – instead of competing – with other retailers. With Spring, we can bring even more coveted merchandise to our buyers, making it easier than ever to discover their own version of

Alan Tisch

Spring's mission is to bring top brands to consumers at a variety of tastes, style and prices. Our new partnership with eBay helps further this mission and expand our reach. Both Spring and eBay are committed to offering unparalleled selection across the best brands – including the newest, hottest styles, sold-out or hard-to-find merchandise, and great deals for every price and

David Sobie

We've been saying for two years, returns are an overlooked friction point in the e-commerce experience. If you ask people what they want in returns, it's free, fast, easy and

Jim Chanos - Kynikos Associates

For an industry with tiny, tiny margins and then having Amazon show up with Whole Foods just was sort of the last

Jeff Wilke

Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality – we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market's long-held commitment to the highest

Spencer Millerberg

Amazon moved quickly to add Whole Foods private label items to its Prime Now and Prime Pantry platforms post the acquisition, notching up sales of almost $500,000 in week one, but ran into inventory issues pretty rapidly after underestimating

Jim Harbaugh

We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes' daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom. We welcome judgement! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the

Martin Ford

It's certainly true that Amazon would not be able to operate at the costs they have and the costs they provide customers without this automation. Maybe we wouldn't be getting two-day shipping. My assumption is this technology will eventually displace a lot of people in those warehouses. I would not say that overnight huge numbers of jobs disappear. Maybe the first indication is they don't get rid of those people but the pace of job creation slows

Lloyd Walmsley

After broad conversations across the ad ecosystem over the last month, feedback was decidedly mixed. Facebook's efforts to copy Snap's product (on a best-in-class ad platform) has also somewhat obviated the imperative some had around Snap a year ago; many feel they can get the key younger audience via Instagram. We continue to see an attractive LT opportunity given product innovation and improving ad tech. But we believe new products may take longer to improve the DAU trajectory, and note a reduced imperative for advertisers to experiment with Snap

Lloyd Walmsley

Marketers are just not as interested in Snap. The exciting new platform buzz seems to have shifted to Amazon of

Serena Lipscomb

It could have easily tricked naive students or those desperate for money, but I thought if it was a real offer, we would have received personal correspondence, such as a letter or an email addressed to

Nissa Scott

For me, it's the most mentally challenging thing we have here. It's not

Edward Cohoon

The robot will work the same all day long. Their stomachs don't

Dylan Taylor - Colliers International

When you think about how deep a labor market needs to be to fill that many jobs, it's much more of a constraint than a real-estate

Mickey Chadha - Moody's

We expect the pricing environment to remain very competitive in 2017 as value discounters like Aldi expand, players like Lidl enter the market, Wal-Mart flexes its pricing muscle and Amazon continues to lower pricing at Whole

Pam Bondi

My immediate concern is to get people out of Florida. [But,] if you're a bad business we are coming after

James Farrell -

Now more than half our new customers are coming from the video service . . . and the Amazon universe is pretty fantastic once you get

Sushilkumar Agrawal

Piracy is a big problem but you have to live with it. We're not going to go into the street and fight with people, and this is at the bottom of the police's list of priorities. Amazon are paying good money to the content owners – and they're going for new productions, so we have the opportunity to produce more and more content for

Russell Wilson

We're starting with my fans, but soon we'll add the worlds of other celebrities to the platform. We're building these stunning, unique worlds that you can dive

Russell Wilson

While (the TraceMe team) is hard at work building this platform, I'll be focused on football. My primary goal is to win the city of Seattle another Super Bowl. TraceMe will help me achieve this by motivating me through the ups and downs of the season, giving me that direct line to my fans and helping me stay focused. I'm super

Russell Wilson

I want to connect directly with my most passionate fans–my superfans. It's a front row seat for them, right by my side, that allows them to see what's on my mind, what's behind the scenes, each and every day. And I'm not the only one who wants this. While on this journey, I've been fortunate to speak to many other athletes, artists, celebrities, entertainers ... many of them say they have the same problem. That they feel they can't give back to their most passionate

Jason LeeKeenan

It's not for 100 percent of fans and not for 100 percent of celebrities. It's for superfans that want to go

Rodney McMullen - The Kroger Company

Amazon wanted to do something from the physical asset standpoint. We are trying to take care of

Gabriella Santaniello

I don't think this came out of nowhere. (Target) were clearly picking up on the signals and the consumer's response to Amazon and it is clear to me Amazon encroaching on their

Gabriella Santaniello

At the end of the day people just want everyday lower prices and that is what Target is aiming to

Anthony Hoogrebe

New York City has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the

Michelle Hadwiger

We just reached out letting them know we wanted to have a thoughtful, intentional and coordinated response as a state and be respectful of their process and that we intend to compete for the

John Tory

I firmly believe that Toronto is a prime candidate to host Amazon's second headquarters in North America. We are a bold, innovative city that has plenty of homegrown tech talent. We also continue to attract talent and companies from around the world. City staff are working with Toronto Global to make sure we put together an attractive bid for this opportunity. I will be leading the charge to make the case that Amazon should call Toronto

Catherine Pugh

I've already met with Bill Cole and we are excited by Amazon's latest announcement and will pursue this opportunity aggressively to make a compelling case for Baltimore City as its second headquarter

Mike Rawlings - Associated Press

We've already contacted Amazon to express our interest and have proceeded to their prescribed next step. We will aggressively demonstrate that Dallas and our surrounding area would be the perfect spot for their expansive business needs. Amazon already has an extensive amount of business here. They've been good corporate citizens and we look forward to future

Dan Tobergte

We are assessing the RFP (Request For Proposal) now and we will

James Thomson

Amazon's very good at making sure they extract as much tax dollars as possible. For the right state, they will step up and they will have to pay dearly for

James Thomson

All of the other major Silicon Valley companies have also set up shops in Seattle. They're all competing for the same employees. If Amazon puts a facility in another location that doesn't have that same kind of demand on high-tech employees, you're going to see potentially a two- to three-year advantage that Amazon can enjoy as they start to ramp

James Thomson

Right now we have a situation in Seattle where there are 9,000 job openings, there are increasing rents on both residential and commercial real estate at levels that are basically unsustainable. You've got to move to a lower-cost city, you've got to move to a city that has a lot of space for big skyscrapers. I definitely think you're going to see somewhere in the Midwest, where there's a lot of technology capabilities, local universities that can support this huge amount of demand for technology

Chris McCabe

Amazon does little to vet the complaints to make sure they are legitimate, and typically they refer you to the accusing party for any info or resolution. Amazon internal teams are overwhelmed with these complaints and are very slow to react to fake

Chris McCabe

If Amazon continues to process brand or buyer complaints as they are now, suspended accounts will continue to spike. It undermines faith in the

Rob Sanderson

We agree that cloud is the largest redefinition of computing since the PC-era and will significantly redistribute value across the tech food chain. AWS is growing much faster than Microsoft did on its path to PC-era

Rob Sanderson

Our detailed scenario analysis implies that AMZN could exceed a $1.6 trillion valuation over the next 7-8

Greg LeRoy

Amazon's business model changed from avoiding state sales tax collections to seeking economic development

Ed Murray

But, we also must know headwinds are coming. Unprecedented growth will not happen forever and my upcoming budget will reflect

Jina Choi - Securities and Exchange Commission

As alleged in our complaint, Rezakhani boasted on social media that he could accurately predict Amazon's financial performance. But he failed to predict that we would catch him and his accomplices in their illegal

Julia Urrunaga

All of this with impunity in an environment dominated by corruption that ends up favouring large scale

Eileen Burbidge

The 'prize' is tremendous if any city/state is able to land Amazon, given its commitment to 50,000 new jobs and $5bn of investment in the HQ2. I believe without question that it is beneficial for cities to attract large HQs such as Amazon'

Jennifer Shilling

The bottom line is this company has a concerning track record of big announcements with little follow-through. Given the lack of details, I'm skeptical about this announcement and we will have to see if there is a legislative appetite for a $1bn-to-$3bn corporate welfare

Eileen Burbidge

It seems that Amazon will be looking at incentive packages to be offered by states/cities. Whether those be tax/other financial incentives or other support and favourable conditions for its capital and operating expenditure

Michelle Gass - Kohl's

We believe in the power of our store portfolio and know that our future as a best-in-class omnichannel retailer will be driven by how inventive, compelling and unique we can make our store experience. Kohl's and Amazon share a customer obsession and we've joined together to leverage each other's strengths and deliver a great experience customers can only find at Kohl'

Michael Joseph

There [is] a frenetic market out there, but we're talking to strategics and we wouldn't be shocked if we got an offer. We had companies asked if we're for sale. As a responsible CEO I said,

Jeff Bezos -

We have sent robotic probes now to every planet in the solar system, and we know without any shadow of a doubt that Earth is the best one, this is the best planet. We need to protect it and the only way to really protect it is to eventually … move heavy industry off

Jeff Bezos -

In space you have 24/7 solar power, resources in space are much vaster in terms of mineral resources and so on, every kind of element that you need is available in space in very large

Jeff Bezos -

The most used launch vehicles fly, in a good year, maybe 10 or 12 times a year, and you just never get truly great at anything you only do 10 or 12 times a

Dave Zimmer -

We are thrilled to offer a unique new way for customers to try out our lineup of Alexa-enabled Amazon devices, learn more about our smart home services from Amazon experts and then buy those items directly from Amazon – all within Kohl's

Craig Johnson - Customer Growth Partners

Wal-Mart will not see a major short-term competitive threat even from a repriced Whole Foods

Akhil Saxena

We started off in 2013 with one FC, that was Bhiwandi (near Mumbai). At that point of time, we had just two categories, books, and music and videos. And 100

Alex Frith

Of course a parent is right to be concerned about their child, and I welcome any feedback on my book so that I can make it better! If any parent read the entire book and felt concerned that young boys would grow up thinking they had a biological right to objectify women, then I am horrified. To be honest there are a handful of possibly controversial passages in the book – for example about drugs, pornography and sexuality – but we felt it was vital to include all of these as they are relevant and important for many of the teenagers who would read

Simon Ragoonanan

The context of this book is that it's aimed at boys, young boys, when they're forming their opinions about women. It was worrying that this kind of passage was out

Tricia Lowther

Social media in particular has been a huge catalyst for

David Hancock - IHS

We know that Bond works in cinemas, but [with] the way people consume films and the way the market is moving, there is merit in MGM/Eon looking at distribution and potentially a wider deal in a different way. The emergence of Apple and Amazon suggests that an online or digital element of the deal is being considered far more seriously than it was two, three or five years

Richard Broughton

If Warner wins, it will be business as normal, they'll sell on to other players in each market. If Amazon or Apple take the deal, they may not then sell on TV rights, instead using them themselves

Julia Urrunaga

The lack of clarity and consistency of land titling in the Peruvian Amazon has long been a ticking bomb for violent social

Robert Guimaraes

It was a night-time ambush. They bound them by their hands and feet, then they killed them and threw them in a river. We have received death threats from the same land trafficking gang. We are afraid for our families and we are asking the state for protection. These peasant farmers have paid the price for the inaction of the state and the local authorities in tackling land

Jose Luis Guzmán -

Everything points to regional government people being involved in trafficking

Aaron Turner - Wedbush Securities

This is not imminent by any means. But clearly [Amazon] is laser-focused on food, specifically perishable

Belinda Duperre

I lost 25 pounds working here. This is a free gym

Tarrah Tripp

Unless you think cutting bread is technology

Belinda Duperre

I was just dying, waiting for Amazon to

Sholto Maconochie - CLSA

Australia does not have the oversupply of malls that the U.S. has, but you get the picture. It's a tough ask to get a portfolio sale away at book value in our

Winston Sammut

The lay of the land had shifted I suspect. Of course you want to sell at the peak and I think it looks like the peak has

Jeff Yurcisin -

When we see gaps, when certain brands have actually decided for their own reasons not to sell with us, our customer still wants a product like

Adam Cochrane - UBS

In terms of Amazon's fashion offer it has been rather quiet in the UK. Its own-label range has been keenly anticipated. The question is how they go from selling basic products like books and electronics to fashion, which is a much more emotional purchase. There has been a lack of inspiration on Amazon's fashion site but they have been cleaning up the site with more rigorous audits of brands and now they're using better photographs and images of clothes, which makes it more appealing and should make a big

Glen George

We are used to taking catwalk or street-style inspiration, and the beauty of Amazon is that we can mine customer feedback for what customers like and don't like and what they

Adam Cochrane - UBS

I don't think that we will see bricks-and-mortar shops losing out to Amazon, as people still visit stores, but traditional retailers' websites could lose valuable chunks of sales to

Maureen Hinton - GlobalData

Any new brand in fashion is going to face difficulties, and Amazon is no exception because it is such a competitive market. But if they can make it relevant to customers they can do it very well and set the bar for

Stephenie Healiss

When I realised I'd lost my engagement ring, I went through a range of emotions, from sadness to anger at myself for losing it. I honestly thought it had gone forever. When our leadership team got in touch to say a customer found it in their package, I couldn't believe my luck. It's such a relief to get my ring back and I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to our kind customer for returning the ring to me. That's when we decided to contact Amazon. I am so pleased it's been returned safely and wish Tatiana and Stuart all the very best for their wedding

Tatiana Fernandez

When I realised I'd lost my engagement ring I went through a range of emotions, from sadness to anger at myself for losing it. I honestly thought it had gone forever. When our leadership team got in touch to say a customer found it in their package, I couldn't believe my luck. It's such a relief to get my ring back and I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to our kind customer for returning the ring to

Mary Grams

I recognised it right away. They found it yesterday when my daughter-in-law was digging carrots for

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

This whole area around voice is getting super competitive and it's important Apple steps up their game. This change to Craig overseeing Siri is one way to do

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

If I am the person who is in charge of the Echo, I would be concerned about the war chest of data that Google has to make this experience

Charlie O'Shea

Food delivery is a niche business. It plays in New York. It plays in Chicago. It plays to the upper-end demographic. It got big quickly. It did it with brick and

Laurent Potdevin

I think (the idea of a slowdown is) a misinterpretation of what's going on and how people want to live their life. I mean, I was in Europe a couple weeks ago, I'm going to Asia in three weeks, and we see more and more people wanting to live an athletic

Laurent Potdevin

So they certainly want to be at the top of their game from a physical standpoint, and they want to train for life and be ready for anything that comes their way. But there is another dimension that's maybe a little bit more vulnerable, more courageous and that really makes them a better athlete, a better father, a better leader, a better friend, and that's really in the sweet spot of who we

Niamh McSherry - Deutsche Bank

We conclude that after 15 years of operations, we do not believe that its automated picking model exhibits a cost advantage in fulfillment versus store based

Dinesh Palliwal

What is the long-term strategy? To continue to be agnostic; to provide excellent product. People want choice and they do not want to sacrifice the quality of sound. This is where Harman comes

Simeon Siegel - Instinet

LULU is quite different from the rest of the athletic space, which helps explain how it can sidestep the clear Athletic carnage plaguing the

Laurent Potdevin

Nobody is going to beat Amazon at Amazon. We're in a very different playground that is differentiated by innovation, by premium product, by solving problems for the athletes. We're actually not in the world of commodity at

Randal Konik - Jefferies

After some merchandising missteps early in the year, LULU appears to be back on track, with the renewed focus on product innovation allowing the brand to step away from the pack, despite a highly competitive athletic

Bruno Monteyne

People are shying away from a sector that was never really loved and credited with sustainable returns, and is going through such dramatic change that it becomes too unpredictable and too

Martin Sorrell

Amazon is becoming a force in advertising. Surrounding all of this for our clients is the question of who controls the

Brian Yarbrough - Edward Jones & Co.

The fear around this right now is that Amazon buying Whole Foods is going to lower prices, which will cause Wal-Mart and Kroger to lower, which is going to cause impact on Dollar General. In this environment, people sell first and ask questions

Jeff Bezos -

The world is big and so multifaceted. There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialised skill areas. Together, [Alexa and Cortana's] strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer and even more helpful experience. It's great for Echo owners to get easy access to

Ryan Yu

Sanbot Nano's customized capabilities will make every family feel like they have a personal

Andrew Strelzik

Although we recognize the near-term comp concerns, PLAY's long-term outlook remains entirely

James Cordwell

In the long run it would seem that Amazon has more to gain from this deal, as Cortana remains trapped within the PC ... while Amazon has won a powerful ally in its battle against

Ahmed Bouzid

This development is moving towards that world where it really doesn't matter if you access the content through Google or Alexa or Cortana or Siri or

Deborah Finney

Cost is the most important. You want the most bang for your

Eric Schiffer

This is the ultimate dream marrying those principles with technology, which runs through their

Eric Schiffer

Amazon will stay reverent of the DNA of Whole Foods, so the core doesn't abandon it and begin to educate those that are likely to experience the brand (for the first time) about the wonderful elements that are priced in a delicious

Bob Phibbs - The Retail Doctor

The convenience of Amazon is why you'd do it. It's like your favorite store just opened one closer to you. They're going to be

Benjamin Kaneda

It's too expensive. I saw the price drop and wanted to check it

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

The personality and expertise of each one will be such that if they interoperated, the user will get more out of it. That resonated for me and for him, and then that's what led to the teams working. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

There's no reason Google or Apple would offer it because they're trying to drive their own

Dana Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group

It's not that retail is left for dead, it's that retail is being reinvented. It used to be a concept is driven by repeat customers, but today, product innovation helps you get those repeat customers. Execution used to be all about inventory management, but today it's powered by speed. Speed of product delivery to one's home or to one's office and also speed of product development to

Dana Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group

I think one of the things you can see is that brand names matter. And brands being able to control their own destiny whether through their own online site, whether through their own physical stores can certainly be different than selling to a wholesale customer. Amazon, at the end of the day, is another wholesale customer. I think we're going to see a change over the next five years in how they integrate and interact with the retail

Jeff Bezos -

I want them to have access to as many of those A.I.s as possible. In my view of the world, because that would be best for the customer, that's probably what eventually

Mike Kim - AArete

This is a great social experiment from a data

William Kirk - RBC Capital Markets

The biggest threat is what Amazon can do online. There's only so much reach the stores can

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us. Bringing Cortana's knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my

Antonio Carlos Fernandes

I'm a regular citizen. And now I have certainty that a regular citizen can have a lot of

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

It is surprising to me that these competitors have collaborated, that speaks to the quality of their respective CEOs. They understand that they will benefit more by working together than trying to destroy one

Nick Srnicek

A crisis is looming. These monopoly platforms hoovering up our data have no competition: they’re too big to serve the public interest. For the briefest moment in March 2014, Facebook’s dominance looked under threat. Ello, amid much hype, presented itself as the non-corporate alternative to Facebook. According to the manifesto accompanying its public launch, Ello would never sell your data to third parties, rely on advertising to fund its service, or require you to use your real

Brittain Ladd

In some cases, grocery retailers have had to invest between $US500 million to $US1 billion in order to reduce prices to a level that retained customers and resulted in a net increase in

Brendan Witcher - Forrester Research

Amazon cutting prices at Whole Foods likely doesn't mean undercutting other grocers, but rather bringing prices more in line with average market

Guru Hariharan

They can be a cent below the other competitors, they don't need to go all the way

Diana Bradford

This is a little much. I do all my grocery shopping

Corie Barry - Best Buy

Using that highly skilled labor in people's homes and in our stores, directly interacting with customers, seems like the very best way we could humanly use that

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

What we're finding is people in the home tend to spend more because we address a bigger need for them compared to what they spend in the store. This is not a zero-sum game between Amazon and Best Buy. There's room, frankly, for several

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Despite what the vendors might want, there's no customer who has only one brand in the

Nadia Papasidero

It's hard to know what to expect. Clearly, Amazon is a monopoly that's getting bigger. But from a customer perspective, I love for food to be affordable and still be fair for producers, I will be more eager to buy

Jeff Wilke

We're determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality – we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market's long-held commitment to the highest

Brian Nowak

Over time, Amazon Prime will become the Whole Foods customer rewards program, with special savings and in-store benefits. This may prove conservative if AMZN is successful in cross-promoting Prime into WFM…which given the average Prime sub spends 4.6X more than non-Prime members on, makes us bullish about the AMZN's long-term profit

Brian Nowak

One of Amazon's sharpest competitive edges is its ability to consistently operate at razor thin margins. We expect more of the same with Whole Foods. We see lower pricing leading to accelerating WFM [Whole Foods Market] share

Ben Bienvenu - Stephens

I think perception also matters. If Whole Foods can be successful at [changing] what the customer thinks is a fair price for an organic item, there are implications beyond store

Jeff Wilke

To get started, we're going to lower prices beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples, including Whole Trade organic bananas, responsibly farmed salmon, organic large brown eggs, animal welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef and more. And this is just the beginning – we will make Amazon Prime the customer rewards program at Whole Foods Market and continuously lower prices as we invent together. There is significant work and opportunity ahead, and we're thrilled to get

Chris McCabe

Amazon's using the same playbook they always have when competing with booksellers and other retailers. They take out their revenue stream by killing them slowly on

Mike Schlotman - The Kroger Company

If we have to sell a can of corn for 40 cents, we'll figure out a way to sell a can of corn for 40

Steve Schmitt - Wal-Mart Stores

Amazon is really good. We certainly have respect for them, and we have experience competing with Whole

Greg Portell - A.T. Kearney

We don't buy their meat all the time, because it is really expensive and we have other

Deven Parekh - Insight Venture Partners

There are ways to compete with Amazon. The question is what are your odds and I don't think the odds are very good without a truly differentiated

Deven Parekh - Insight Venture Partners

Amazon is a formidable competitor. But there are certainly examples of companies that are executing well in

Shirley Lu

Local e-commerce providers have fast deliveries, good customer service and very competitive pricing. These are areas Amazon will find hard to

Mark Natkin - Marbridge Consulting

Over time, companies from Apple to Microsoft are seeing Chinese rivals move up the value chain and narrow the gap between them and their

Mostyn Goodwin

Viewers are facing a complex web of different routes to access TV content, leading to an unsustainable level of confusion and inconvenience. This environment is giving rise to the need for a super-aggregator service that provides a universal access point to