Amazon 2Q17 Earnings Call Notes

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Brian T. Olsavsky – Amazon.com, Inc.

Explanation of Whole Foods purchase

Sure, Colin. First, as far as Whole Foods is concerned, as Darin mentioned, it’s not included in this guidance since it hasn’t closed yet, but we are excited about that acquisition and looking forward to working with the team at Whole Foods. We think they are very customer-centric, just like us. They’ve built a great business, focus around quality and customer. So we’re really glad to join up with them. On your larger question about what the place of Amazon Fresh, likely Prime Now and some of our other efforts, I would say we believe there’ll be no one solution, so we’re experimenting with a number of the formats from physical pickup points in Amazon Go to online ordering and delivery to your door through Prime Now and Amazon Fresh.