[Ads-l] Word: Amazonification

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 2 14:46:59 UTC 2022

Interesting find! Given Amazon’s size, I would have thought this had been around for quite a while. 

Here are two hits for the verb Amazonify. 

https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Leadership_Lab/MLlwDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0 <https://www.google.ca/books/edition/The_Leadership_Lab/MLlwDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0>
The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century, p 90
Chris Lewis, Pippa Malmgren 

How we have become 'Amazonified'

https://medium.com/@jacobgottlieb44/how-amazon-plans-to-amazonify-whole-foods-6ec0f32041f0 <https://medium.com/@jacobgottlieb44/how-amazon-plans-to-amazonify-whole-foods-6ec0f32041f0>
How Amazon Plans to Amazonify Whole Foods
Jacob Gottlieb
Jul 31, 2018

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would be “Amazonifying” Whole Foods while he reduces prices of items that most people want.

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 2 Mar 2022, at 02:21, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Source: New York Times
> Article: Here Comes the Full Amazonification of Whole Foods
> Author: Cecilia Kang
> Date: Feb 28, 2022
> [Begin excerpt]
> More than four years ago, Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13 billion.
> Now the Amazonification of the grocery chain is physically complete,
> as showcased by the revamped Whole Foods store in Glover Park.
> ...
> The technology, known as Just Walk Out, consists of hundreds of
> cameras with a God’s-eye view of customers. Sensors are placed under
> each apple, carton of oatmeal and boule of multigrain bread. Behind
> the scenes, deep-learning software analyzes the shopping activity to
> detect patterns and increase the accuracy of its charges.
> [End excerpt]
> Garson
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