A leaked email viewed by Insider shows Amazon's physical stores business, including Fresh grocery and Whole Foods Market, is undergoing a major reorg.
1. A leaked email reveals a big reorganization of Amazon's physical stores and Whole Foods business. Announced internally by Tony Hoggett, Amazon's new SVP of physical stores and specialty fulfillment, the plan includes several high-profile departures and a call for better collaboration between teams.
VP Dilip Kumar, who oversaw the Just Walk Out cashierless tech, is moving to Amazon Web Services. There, Kumar will take on an "expanded role" and report directly to AWS CEO Adam Selipsky, the email said.
Kumar's move to AWS signals a greater focus on selling Amazon's in-store technologies to corporate customers, as Insider previously reported.
The recent shake-up means Hoggett has a fresh top leadership team, you can see the 18 execs now in charge of Amazon's grocery efforts here.
Other changes appear to be aimed at building a closer alliance between Amazon and Whole Foods, whose relationship hasn't always been great since the 2017 acquisition.
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