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Whole Foods announced that its chief information officer (CIO), Jason Buechel, has been promoted to the company’s executive leadership team, in a move that the Wall Street Journal says "signals technology’s growing importance at the grocer, which recently has made significant investments in IT."
KC's View:
Y'think maybe one of Buechel's main tasks these days is to figure out what and how long it will take for Whole Foods to develop a credible delivery option that will allow it to step away from Instacart? Because one of the reasons Whole Foods went with Instacart in the first place is that it didn't have the right kinds of people and technologies in place to offer its own service. But now that it does ... I think that maybe Instacart should be worried that it might eventually lose one of its premier retailers.