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UPS driver T.J. Dellasala delivers two packages from Amazon.com in Boston, Massachusetts in this July 26, 2011, file photo.
UPS driver T.J. Dellasala delivers two packages from Amazon.com in Boston, Massachusetts in this July 26, 2011, file photo.
(Brian Snyder/Reuters)

FINANCIAL TIMES

Weighing Amazon’s grocery ambitions

Lex is a premium daily commentary service from the Financial Times. It helps readers make better investment decisions by highlighting key emerging risks and opportunities.

When you think about it, grocery – where Amazon is set to expand in the U.S. – is the perfect test for Amazon. The business embodies two of the internet juggernaut’s most famous attributes: supply chain genius and limited concern for profitability.