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Err, yes?

They show that Amazon often had its thumb on the scale, creating scenarios to give itself a leg up or create hit products at the expense of rivals.

They bought lots of Trader Joe’s products in order to work out what to make themselves. And this is the WSJ making this complaint?

6 thoughts on “Err, yes?”

  1. Amazon has form. The ‘diaper.com’ case is an example of them forcing a company to be bought at the offer price or being driven out of business by an intention to (temporarily) ‘drive diaper prices to zero’. As said about that case, “Amazon make you an offer you can’t refuse.”

  2. >They bought lots of Trader Joe’s products in order to work out what to make themselves.

    This is hilarious – because that’s exactly what TJ’s does. They buy a lot of someone’s product, pretend they want that small manufacturer to be a supplier, ask for any missing information, then ghost them and put their own version on the shelve’s under their own label.

  3. I know that article linked above isn’t supposed to be comedic, but when the writer includes passages such as

    “The whole business model of Trader Joe’s is based on racial insensitivity,” says Preeti Mistry, a California-based chef and author of The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook. “It’s called ‘Trader Joe’s.’ It’s basically a white guy named Joe who travels the world and brings these delicious foods to your neighborhood.”

    how can we not like the company?

  4. ’a California-based chef’

    I’m guessing she’s not based there due to the quality of the fruits ‘n nuts, but due to being one, BiW

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