DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Does shifting to centralized buying offer more benefits or risks for Whole Foods? What do you think is behind the reorganization?

Interactive Edge’s CEO, Zel Bianco comments, featured on RetailWire’s Braintrust:

The question becomes, can centralized buying support local brands? Can this be done in a way that works logistically while still supporting local product sourcing and without raising prices to compensate for the extra costs?

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Whole Foods goes all-in on centralized buying