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Stew Leonard Predicts Amazon Purchase Of Whole Foods Will Be Game Changer

Stew Leonard Jr., President and CEO of Norwalk-based Stew Leonard’s,
Stew Leonard Jr., President and CEO of Norwalk-based Stew Leonard’s, Photo Credit: File

NORWALK, Conn. — Amazon's $13.7 billion proposed purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the food industry as the retail giant brings technology and delivery to the table, the president of Norwalk-based Stew Leonard's told NBC Connecticut.

Stew Leonard Jr. said his chain of dairy stores has been looking at new delivery options and more prepared foods — as demanded by millennial customers, NBC Connecticut reported.

Stew's built its business on enticing customers to enjoy its stores, including those in Danbury and Norwalk, with fun displays, fresh produce, a butcher's counter and bakery, NBC Connecticut said.

But the Amazon model could change that as shopping styles change to quick pickup and delivery, Leonard told NBC Connecticut.

Click here to read the story at the NBC Connecticut website.

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