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The continuing goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

This week, Tom and KC take a second look at Amazon's financial reporting from last week, focusing on what the numbers tell us about the company's diminishing dependence on retail for both revenue and profit;  what the impact of an increase in Prime membership fees is likely to be;  and where the challenges and opportunities are for competitive retailers going forward.

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