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James Purnell
The idea came from ... another group of young BBC employees who pointed out that in our content-making areas the percentage of senior leaders under 30 is particularly low. In 2016/17 it was only 0.1 per cent, which maybe doesn't sound unusual until you think that the founders of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple were all 30 or under.feedback
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NEW Sep 21 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Amazon. 383 people are quoted and you can read 700 citations of them about Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Jim Cramer, Brad Stone and Hubert Joly, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Jeff Bezos said: “I've been reminding people that it's Day 1 for a couple of decades. Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.”.
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Jim Cramer

Don't rule out the newfound alliances with Amazon or the more aggressive style of those we think are being left behind, including, by the way, Wal-Mart with its fast-growing Jet.com business. It's not over until the fat lady sings. Right now, I'm not hearing anything from her yet, that is, if there's ever going to be a song at all.feedback

James Thomson

As Amazon becomes relevant in more overall purchase decisions, it will be able to combine all of the search and purchase behavior to develop even more refined offerings and shopping experiences for Amazon customers.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've become relevant again. And I couldn't be more proud of what our associates have accomplished.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Five years ago the times were different. We had negative comps. Our margins were going down. There were questions about whether we were going to survive.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've taken the time to look at the strategic landscape. And we think that we are operating in a very attractive environment that's full of growth opportunities.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

We've had four years of positive comps. Our margins have expanded. We have been, in the last five years, in the top 10 percent of the S&P 500 from a total shareholder return standpoint. Customer satisfaction is up. We're gaining share.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

This is an opportunity-rich environment. It's going to be a journey. We're looking forward to it.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Buying a phone can be daunting. It's a very expensive purchase. You have many choices you need to make. We have a number of initiatives and improvements to the shopping experience, making it easier for customers to find out what plan they should buy, making it more efficient to get the phone.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

[Millennials] are finally leaving their parents' home and so they're actually moving to the suburbs. And so they need to equip their home.feedback

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

We were consistently skeptical of Mr. Joly's lack of retail experience. The company has executed nearly flawlessly since CEO Hubert Joly joined five years ago.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Economically for us it's attractive because it helps make customers happy, build a relationship and grow the revenue line.feedback

Ken Goldman - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Additional price cuts so soon after the first wave – and without accompanying press releases – would probably not have as much effect on customer traffic and purchase habits (which are the main purpose for price reductions).feedback

Ken Goldman - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

We would expect that over time, Whole Foods' competitors will likely have to lower prices on certain items, especially in produce; otherwise they will see their traffic under pressure.feedback

Brian Krzanich - Intel

You're going to see us building custom silicon and custom technology for Waymo.feedback

Harjinder Sandhu

The hurdles in health care are very high. We're taking the state of the art in speech recognition and machine learning and we're applying it. The key is to couple it with deep knowledge of how physicians work and the information that is relevant to them.feedback

Karl Kaufmann

I use SayKara in two ways, both to recap a patient visit and to incorporate the pertinent details of a patient interaction into the medical record.feedback

Ralph Pascualy

Unlike some AI tools, this company isn't attempting to to boil the ocean. I think physicians will be more comfortable with that.feedback

Doug Burgum

Early on, Jeff Bezos was trying to recruit him [to Amazon]. It was my job to re-recruit him.feedback

Doug McMillon

You'll see improved parking, meal services, fitness, and natural light – yes, natural light.feedback

Ivo Martins

We need to advance the investigations to find out what she was doing here, and her last steps before she disappeared.feedback

Ivo Martins

We have already taken some of the items found on her canoe to forensics, such as clothes, some cigarette stubs and some shoes.feedback

Ivo Martins

There are various lines of inquiry. She could have been killed by drugs traffickers, or attacked by pirates, but she could also have been attacked by an animal, or just got lost. We have been looking at all possibilities these last few days. We are awaiting the arrival of her canoe to look for more clues.feedback

Ivo Martins

Is it possible she fell in the river? It's possible. Is it possible that she's still alive? Yes, it's possible.feedback

Ivo Martins

Some local river people near where her canoe was found say they saw a woman rowing down the river, but they didn't know which direction she was going.feedback

Ivo Martins

We cannot rule out that she was a victim of a criminal offence, or that she simply got lost. We are working with all the hypotheses.feedback

Stephen Massocca

There's momentum in the market. There's lots of cash. Even though the Fed's about to reduce their balance sheet, you continue to have incredibly aggressive monetary policy. That continues to lead to money flowing into the market almost in an indiscriminate fashion.feedback

Devaraj Southworth - Thirstie

They are clearly a massive giant, they can get into any market. There are some very real challenges. We've seen companies that have raised millions of dollars to do this, many of those companies no longer in existence.feedback

Sourabh Ratnaparkhi

I'm a casual drinker that likes to keep a six-pack in the fridge at all times, and I also like to try a ton of new beers which I think this service will help give me more options. I think it's great for the city of Columbus because the brewery scene is booming and something a lot of people here are proud about, so this helps the breweries reach a wider customer base.feedback

Sourabh Ratnaparkhi

Winters here are brutal, so if I know the Amazon service is readily available, I think it provides way more convenience than physically going to pick up the beer. Amazon is really about to run the world for millennials.feedback

Devaraj Southworth - Thirstie

This has been a mystery for decades. It's something that we've spent a lot of time to get right.feedback

Susan Saideman

Nicopanda's designs immediately turn heads. We're excited to bring such an exciting brand to our customers for the first time.feedback

Larry Hogan

I think we meet all of the criteria, and we're going to make a pitch. We're going to go after it as hard as we can. It's going to be a united effort between us and the city and the folks involved in the project.feedback

Larry Hogan

This is about attracting a new corporate headquarters with 50,000 new jobs for Maryland, so it's unlike anything we've ever seen before. It would do nothing whatsoever for the city. It's not going to get built.feedback

Larry Hogan

I happen to believe that this is the best of the sites that I've seen. Baltimore City really could use the shot in the arm more than anywhere else.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

It's already beginning because its part and parcel to [governments] realising that there's too much power unbounded.feedback

Stephen Stanley - Amherst

In my numbers, I took half a percent off of consumer spending in Q3 and added it back in to Q4. I think that's broadly how I'm thinking about the hurricane effects. There will be ongoing impacts.feedback

Ward McCarthy - Jefferies

One possible, at least logical, explanation is that the 1.8 percent rise in July non-store retail sales was boosted by the July 11 Amazon Prime Day, so the apparent ensuing weakness is a return to a more normal sales activity post the Prime Day sales.feedback

Brian Nowak

Growth will come from new shopper growth, which we see inflecting from more competitive pricing and increased convenience. We expect Amazon to convert half of these shoppers between now and the end of 2019.feedback

Chris McCabe

One team rarely knows what another team is doing.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I've been reminding people that it's Day 1 for a couple of decades. Day 2 is stasis. Followed by irrelevance. Followed by excruciating, painful decline. Followed by death. And that is why it is always Day 1.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

Amazon is a microscopic portion of global consumption today, so ultimately I think it has more room to grow before it invites regulatory overview. On the other hand, Facebook and Google effectively are surveillance states. And they have so much personal, private information about so many citizens of so many countries.feedback

Raimo Lenschow - Barclays Capital

The company faced questions about its long term prospects given the changing infrastructure landscape due to the shift to the public cloud. However, we now have a better understanding of how the cloud and VMware could potentially work together.feedback

Dave Clark - Amazon.com

It's a new item each time. You're finding something, you're inspecting things, you're engaging your mind in a way that I think is important.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

It is competing against fundamentally impaired companies, including Wal-Mart, quite honestly. That don't have the technical saavvy, they don't have the capabilities, specialty retailers, an entire overhang of cost structure that [Amazon doesn't] have to deal with.feedback

Paul Hickey

The reason for the negative sentiment towards retail stocks is obviously the 'Death by Amazon' trade as well as the shift in consumer preferences towards experiences over products.feedback

Jeffrey Tambor

You have to understand, I did The Ropers, I did Love Boat, I did Kojak, but when I did The Larry Sanders Show, they would call out, Hey now! Or, if they saw, Arrested Development, they'll say, There's always money in the banana stand.' Or, lately, now that I'm doing Transparent, once in a while we get, Yas queen!feedback

Jeffrey Tambor

She's exploring, and telling people what it's like, and the humanity and the travails of the transgender community, . And I think there is not a more opportune time to be talking about this.feedback

Brian Nowak

We expect Amazon to convert half of these shoppers between now and the end of 2019. We see AMZN's Prime member growth and engagement, Echo device sales, and consumer web traffic/interest driving solid top line trends and GMV [gross merchandise volume] per customer growth.feedback

Tommy Noonan

If that was happening by random chance it would be one in a trillion chance you'd see a discrepancy like that; actually much less likely than that, from a data-science perspective. It's obvious that people who didn't buy the book are rating the book much lower.feedback

Rob Rueckert

Your reputation is most of what you have when you invest. If this becomes a pattern, then other investors won't even entertain [Alexa Fund], and Amazon will no longer have a fund that's reliable. It would be the death knell for that fund.feedback

Carlos Herrera - Petnet

It sounded like they were disarming themselves from liability in a way, saying they would have no idea if Amazon was working or not working on something competitive.feedback

Arjun Sethi - TrackR

A company always has to ask the question: Am I willing to take the risk of taking that capital from Amazon? It's incumbent upon investors and the companies to understand what that risk looks like.feedback

Carlos Herrera - Petnet

I can't imagine there's no information sharing. That was part of the due diligence process.feedback

Jill Ramsey - eBay

The Spring and eBay partnership is evidence of a growing trend in which retailers are partnering – instead of competing – with other retailers. With Spring, we can bring even more coveted merchandise to our buyers, making it easier than ever to discover their own version of perfect.feedback

Alan Tisch

Spring's mission is to bring top brands to consumers at a variety of tastes, style and prices. Our new partnership with eBay helps further this mission and expand our reach. Both Spring and eBay are committed to offering unparalleled selection across the best brands – including the newest, hottest styles, sold-out or hard-to-find merchandise, and great deals for every price and style.feedback

David Sobie

We've been saying for two years, returns are an overlooked friction point in the e-commerce experience. If you ask people what they want in returns, it's free, fast, easy and in-person.feedback

Jim Chanos - Kynikos Associates

For an industry with tiny, tiny margins and then having Amazon show up with Whole Foods just was sort of the last straw.feedback

Jeff Wilke

Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality – we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market's long-held commitment to the highest standards.feedback

Spencer Millerberg

Amazon moved quickly to add Whole Foods private label items to its Prime Now and Prime Pantry platforms post the acquisition, notching up sales of almost $500,000 in week one, but ran into inventory issues pretty rapidly after underestimating demand.feedback

Jim Harbaugh

We are proud to collaborate with Amazon Prime Video in documenting our University of Michigan student-athletes' daily experiences and the lifelong lessons learned both on the football field and in the classroom. We welcome judgement! We embrace this opportunity to showcase our 2017 University of Michigan football team to a vast audience around the world.feedback

Martin Ford

It's certainly true that Amazon would not be able to operate at the costs they have and the costs they provide customers without this automation. Maybe we wouldn't be getting two-day shipping. My assumption is this technology will eventually displace a lot of people in those warehouses. I would not say that overnight huge numbers of jobs disappear. Maybe the first indication is they don't get rid of those people but the pace of job creation slows down.feedback

Lloyd Walmsley

After broad conversations across the ad ecosystem over the last month, feedback was decidedly mixed. Facebook's efforts to copy Snap's product (on a best-in-class ad platform) has also somewhat obviated the imperative some had around Snap a year ago; many feel they can get the key younger audience via Instagram. We continue to see an attractive LT opportunity given product innovation and improving ad tech. But we believe new products may take longer to improve the DAU trajectory, and note a reduced imperative for advertisers to experiment with Snap advertising.feedback

Lloyd Walmsley

Marketers are just not as interested in Snap. The exciting new platform buzz seems to have shifted to Amazon of late.feedback

Serena Lipscomb

It could have easily tricked naive students or those desperate for money, but I thought if it was a real offer, we would have received personal correspondence, such as a letter or an email addressed to us.feedback

Nissa Scott

For me, it's the most mentally challenging thing we have here. It's not repetitive.feedback

Edward Cohoon

The robot will work the same all day long. Their stomachs don't grumble.feedback

Dylan Taylor - Colliers International

When you think about how deep a labor market needs to be to fill that many jobs, it's much more of a constraint than a real-estate piece.feedback

Mickey Chadha - Moody's

We expect the pricing environment to remain very competitive in 2017 as value discounters like Aldi expand, players like Lidl enter the market, Wal-Mart flexes its pricing muscle and Amazon continues to lower pricing at Whole Foods.feedback

Pam Bondi

My immediate concern is to get people out of Florida. [But,] if you're a bad business we are coming after you.feedback

James Farrell - Amazon.com

Now more than half our new customers are coming from the video service . . . and the Amazon universe is pretty fantastic once you get in.feedback

Sushilkumar Agrawal

Piracy is a big problem but you have to live with it. We're not going to go into the street and fight with people, and this is at the bottom of the police's list of priorities. Amazon are paying good money to the content owners – and they're going for new productions, so we have the opportunity to produce more and more content for them.feedback

Russell Wilson

We're starting with my fans, but soon we'll add the worlds of other celebrities to the platform. We're building these stunning, unique worlds that you can dive into.feedback

Russell Wilson

While (the TraceMe team) is hard at work building this platform, I'll be focused on football. My primary goal is to win the city of Seattle another Super Bowl. TraceMe will help me achieve this by motivating me through the ups and downs of the season, giving me that direct line to my fans and helping me stay focused. I'm super excited.feedback

Russell Wilson

I want to connect directly with my most passionate fans–my superfans. It's a front row seat for them, right by my side, that allows them to see what's on my mind, what's behind the scenes, each and every day. And I'm not the only one who wants this. While on this journey, I've been fortunate to speak to many other athletes, artists, celebrities, entertainers ... many of them say they have the same problem. That they feel they can't give back to their most passionate fans.feedback

Jason LeeKeenan

It's not for 100 percent of fans and not for 100 percent of celebrities. It's for superfans that want to go deeper.feedback

Rodney McMullen - The Kroger Company

Amazon wanted to do something from the physical asset standpoint. We are trying to take care of customers.feedback

Gabriella Santaniello

I don't think this came out of nowhere. (Target) were clearly picking up on the signals and the consumer's response to Amazon and it is clear to me Amazon encroaching on their space.feedback

Gabriella Santaniello

At the end of the day people just want everyday lower prices and that is what Target is aiming to do.feedback

Anthony Hoogrebe

New York City has the most innovative and diverse tech sector in the nation.feedback

Michelle Hadwiger

We just reached out letting them know we wanted to have a thoughtful, intentional and coordinated response as a state and be respectful of their process and that we intend to compete for the opportunity.feedback

John Tory

I firmly believe that Toronto is a prime candidate to host Amazon's second headquarters in North America. We are a bold, innovative city that has plenty of homegrown tech talent. We also continue to attract talent and companies from around the world. City staff are working with Toronto Global to make sure we put together an attractive bid for this opportunity. I will be leading the charge to make the case that Amazon should call Toronto home.feedback

Catherine Pugh

I've already met with Bill Cole and we are excited by Amazon's latest announcement and will pursue this opportunity aggressively to make a compelling case for Baltimore City as its second headquarter location.feedback

Mike Rawlings - Associated Press

We've already contacted Amazon to express our interest and have proceeded to their prescribed next step. We will aggressively demonstrate that Dallas and our surrounding area would be the perfect spot for their expansive business needs. Amazon already has an extensive amount of business here. They've been good corporate citizens and we look forward to future conversations.feedback

Dan Tobergte

We are assessing the RFP (Request For Proposal) now and we will respond.feedback

James Thomson

Amazon's very good at making sure they extract as much tax dollars as possible. For the right state, they will step up and they will have to pay dearly for it.feedback

James Thomson

All of the other major Silicon Valley companies have also set up shops in Seattle. They're all competing for the same employees. If Amazon puts a facility in another location that doesn't have that same kind of demand on high-tech employees, you're going to see potentially a two- to three-year advantage that Amazon can enjoy as they start to ramp up.feedback

James Thomson

Right now we have a situation in Seattle where there are 9,000 job openings, there are increasing rents on both residential and commercial real estate at levels that are basically unsustainable. You've got to move to a lower-cost city, you've got to move to a city that has a lot of space for big skyscrapers. I definitely think you're going to see somewhere in the Midwest, where there's a lot of technology capabilities, local universities that can support this huge amount of demand for technology employees.feedback

Chris McCabe

Amazon does little to vet the complaints to make sure they are legitimate, and typically they refer you to the accusing party for any info or resolution. Amazon internal teams are overwhelmed with these complaints and are very slow to react to fake submissions.feedback

Chris McCabe

If Amazon continues to process brand or buyer complaints as they are now, suspended accounts will continue to spike. It undermines faith in the marketplace.feedback

Rob Sanderson

We agree that cloud is the largest redefinition of computing since the PC-era and will significantly redistribute value across the tech food chain. AWS is growing much faster than Microsoft did on its path to PC-era dominance.feedback

Rob Sanderson

Our detailed scenario analysis implies that AMZN could exceed a $1.6 trillion valuation over the next 7-8 years.feedback

Greg LeRoy

Amazon's business model changed from avoiding state sales tax collections to seeking economic development incentives.feedback

Ed Murray

But, we also must know headwinds are coming. Unprecedented growth will not happen forever and my upcoming budget will reflect that.feedback

Jina Choi - Securities and Exchange Commission

As alleged in our complaint, Rezakhani boasted on social media that he could accurately predict Amazon's financial performance. But he failed to predict that we would catch him and his accomplices in their illegal scheme.feedback

Julia Urrunaga

All of this with impunity in an environment dominated by corruption that ends up favouring large scale investors.feedback

Eileen Burbidge

The 'prize' is tremendous if any city/state is able to land Amazon, given its commitment to 50,000 new jobs and $5bn of investment in the HQ2. I believe without question that it is beneficial for cities to attract large HQs such as Amazon's.feedback

Jennifer Shilling

The bottom line is this company has a concerning track record of big announcements with little follow-through. Given the lack of details, I'm skeptical about this announcement and we will have to see if there is a legislative appetite for a $1bn-to-$3bn corporate welfare package.feedback

Eileen Burbidge

It seems that Amazon will be looking at incentive packages to be offered by states/cities. Whether those be tax/other financial incentives or other support and favourable conditions for its capital and operating expenditure forecast.feedback

Michelle Gass - Kohl's

We believe in the power of our store portfolio and know that our future as a best-in-class omnichannel retailer will be driven by how inventive, compelling and unique we can make our store experience. Kohl's and Amazon share a customer obsession and we've joined together to leverage each other's strengths and deliver a great experience customers can only find at Kohl's.feedback

Michael Joseph

There [is] a frenetic market out there, but we're talking to strategics and we wouldn't be shocked if we got an offer. We had companies asked if we're for sale. As a responsible CEO I said, Perhaps.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

We have sent robotic probes now to every planet in the solar system, and we know without any shadow of a doubt that Earth is the best one, this is the best planet. We need to protect it and the only way to really protect it is to eventually … move heavy industry off earth.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

In space you have 24/7 solar power, resources in space are much vaster in terms of mineral resources and so on, every kind of element that you need is available in space in very large quantities.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

The most used launch vehicles fly, in a good year, maybe 10 or 12 times a year, and you just never get truly great at anything you only do 10 or 12 times a year.feedback

Dave Zimmer - Amazon.com

We are thrilled to offer a unique new way for customers to try out our lineup of Alexa-enabled Amazon devices, learn more about our smart home services from Amazon experts and then buy those items directly from Amazon – all within Kohl's stores.feedback

Craig Johnson - Customer Growth Partners

Wal-Mart will not see a major short-term competitive threat even from a repriced Whole Foods Market.feedback

Akhil Saxena

We started off in 2013 with one FC, that was Bhiwandi (near Mumbai). At that point of time, we had just two categories, books, and music and videos. And 100 sellers.feedback

Alex Frith

Of course a parent is right to be concerned about their child, and I welcome any feedback on my book so that I can make it better! If any parent read the entire book and felt concerned that young boys would grow up thinking they had a biological right to objectify women, then I am horrified. To be honest there are a handful of possibly controversial passages in the book – for example about drugs, pornography and sexuality – but we felt it was vital to include all of these as they are relevant and important for many of the teenagers who would read it.feedback

Simon Ragoonanan

The context of this book is that it's aimed at boys, young boys, when they're forming their opinions about women. It was worrying that this kind of passage was out there.feedback

Tricia Lowther

Social media in particular has been a huge catalyst for change.feedback

David Hancock - IHS

We know that Bond works in cinemas, but [with] the way people consume films and the way the market is moving, there is merit in MGM/Eon looking at distribution and potentially a wider deal in a different way. The emergence of Apple and Amazon suggests that an online or digital element of the deal is being considered far more seriously than it was two, three or five years ago.feedback

Richard Broughton

If Warner wins, it will be business as normal, they'll sell on to other players in each market. If Amazon or Apple take the deal, they may not then sell on TV rights, instead using them themselves globally.feedback

Julia Urrunaga

The lack of clarity and consistency of land titling in the Peruvian Amazon has long been a ticking bomb for violent social conflict.feedback

Robert Guimaraes

It was a night-time ambush. They bound them by their hands and feet, then they killed them and threw them in a river. We have received death threats from the same land trafficking gang. We are afraid for our families and we are asking the state for protection. These peasant farmers have paid the price for the inaction of the state and the local authorities in tackling land trafficking.feedback

Jose Luis Guzmán - Amazon.com

Everything points to regional government people being involved in trafficking land.feedback

Aaron Turner - Wedbush Securities

This is not imminent by any means. But clearly [Amazon] is laser-focused on food, specifically perishable food.feedback

Belinda Duperre

I lost 25 pounds working here. This is a free gym membership.feedback

Tarrah Tripp

Unless you think cutting bread is technology intensive.feedback

Belinda Duperre

I was just dying, waiting for Amazon to open.feedback

Sholto Maconochie - CLSA

Australia does not have the oversupply of malls that the U.S. has, but you get the picture. It's a tough ask to get a portfolio sale away at book value in our view.feedback

Winston Sammut

The lay of the land had shifted I suspect. Of course you want to sell at the peak and I think it looks like the peak has passed.feedback

Jeff Yurcisin - Amazon.com

When we see gaps, when certain brands have actually decided for their own reasons not to sell with us, our customer still wants a product like that.feedback

Adam Cochrane - UBS

In terms of Amazon's fashion offer it has been rather quiet in the UK. Its own-label range has been keenly anticipated. The question is how they go from selling basic products like books and electronics to fashion, which is a much more emotional purchase. There has been a lack of inspiration on Amazon's fashion site but they have been cleaning up the site with more rigorous audits of brands and now they're using better photographs and images of clothes, which makes it more appealing and should make a big difference.feedback

Glen George

We are used to taking catwalk or street-style inspiration, and the beauty of Amazon is that we can mine customer feedback for what customers like and don't like and what they buy.feedback

Adam Cochrane - UBS

I don't think that we will see bricks-and-mortar shops losing out to Amazon, as people still visit stores, but traditional retailers' websites could lose valuable chunks of sales to Amazon.feedback

Maureen Hinton - GlobalData

Any new brand in fashion is going to face difficulties, and Amazon is no exception because it is such a competitive market. But if they can make it relevant to customers they can do it very well and set the bar for everyone.feedback

Stephenie Healiss

When I realised I'd lost my engagement ring, I went through a range of emotions, from sadness to anger at myself for losing it. I honestly thought it had gone forever. When our leadership team got in touch to say a customer found it in their package, I couldn't believe my luck. It's such a relief to get my ring back and I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to our kind customer for returning the ring to me. That's when we decided to contact Amazon. I am so pleased it's been returned safely and wish Tatiana and Stuart all the very best for their wedding day.feedback

Tatiana Fernandez

When I realised I'd lost my engagement ring I went through a range of emotions, from sadness to anger at myself for losing it. I honestly thought it had gone forever. When our leadership team got in touch to say a customer found it in their package, I couldn't believe my luck. It's such a relief to get my ring back and I'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to our kind customer for returning the ring to me.feedback

Mary Grams

I recognised it right away. They found it yesterday when my daughter-in-law was digging carrots for supper.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

This whole area around voice is getting super competitive and it's important Apple steps up their game. This change to Craig overseeing Siri is one way to do that.feedback

Gene Munster - Loup Ventures

If I am the person who is in charge of the Echo, I would be concerned about the war chest of data that Google has to make this experience better.feedback

Charlie O'Shea

Food delivery is a niche business. It plays in New York. It plays in Chicago. It plays to the upper-end demographic. It got big quickly. It did it with brick and mortar.feedback

Laurent Potdevin

I think (the idea of a slowdown is) a misinterpretation of what's going on and how people want to live their life. I mean, I was in Europe a couple weeks ago, I'm going to Asia in three weeks, and we see more and more people wanting to live an athletic lifestyle.feedback

Laurent Potdevin

So they certainly want to be at the top of their game from a physical standpoint, and they want to train for life and be ready for anything that comes their way. But there is another dimension that's maybe a little bit more vulnerable, more courageous and that really makes them a better athlete, a better father, a better leader, a better friend, and that's really in the sweet spot of who we are.feedback

Niamh McSherry - Deutsche Bank

We conclude that after 15 years of operations, we do not believe that its automated picking model exhibits a cost advantage in fulfillment versus store based retailers.feedback

Dinesh Palliwal

What is the long-term strategy? To continue to be agnostic; to provide excellent product. People want choice and they do not want to sacrifice the quality of sound. This is where Harman comes in.feedback

Simeon Siegel - Instinet

LULU is quite different from the rest of the athletic space, which helps explain how it can sidestep the clear Athletic carnage plaguing the channel.feedback

Laurent Potdevin

Nobody is going to beat Amazon at Amazon. We're in a very different playground that is differentiated by innovation, by premium product, by solving problems for the athletes. We're actually not in the world of commodity at all.feedback

Randal Konik - Jefferies

After some merchandising missteps early in the year, LULU appears to be back on track, with the renewed focus on product innovation allowing the brand to step away from the pack, despite a highly competitive athletic backdrop.feedback

Bruno Monteyne

People are shying away from a sector that was never really loved and credited with sustainable returns, and is going through such dramatic change that it becomes too unpredictable and too risky.feedback

Martin Sorrell

Amazon is becoming a force in advertising. Surrounding all of this for our clients is the question of who controls the data.feedback

Brian Yarbrough - Edward Jones & Co.

The fear around this right now is that Amazon buying Whole Foods is going to lower prices, which will cause Wal-Mart and Kroger to lower, which is going to cause impact on Dollar General. In this environment, people sell first and ask questions later.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

The world is big and so multifaceted. There are going to be multiple successful intelligent agents, each with access to different sets of data and with different specialised skill areas. Together, [Alexa and Cortana's] strengths will complement each other and provide customers with a richer and even more helpful experience. It's great for Echo owners to get easy access to Cortana.feedback

Ryan Yu

Sanbot Nano's customized capabilities will make every family feel like they have a personal assistant.feedback

Andrew Strelzik

Although we recognize the near-term comp concerns, PLAY's long-term outlook remains entirely unchanged.feedback

James Cordwell

In the long run it would seem that Amazon has more to gain from this deal, as Cortana remains trapped within the PC ... while Amazon has won a powerful ally in its battle against Google.feedback

Ahmed Bouzid

This development is moving towards that world where it really doesn't matter if you access the content through Google or Alexa or Cortana or Siri or Bixby.feedback

Deborah Finney

Cost is the most important. You want the most bang for your buck.feedback

Eric Schiffer

This is the ultimate dream marrying those principles with technology, which runs through their veins.feedback

Eric Schiffer

Amazon will stay reverent of the DNA of Whole Foods, so the core doesn't abandon it and begin to educate those that are likely to experience the brand (for the first time) about the wonderful elements that are priced in a delicious way.feedback

Bob Phibbs - The Retail Doctor

The convenience of Amazon is why you'd do it. It's like your favorite store just opened one closer to you. They're going to be curious.feedback

Benjamin Kaneda

It's too expensive. I saw the price drop and wanted to check it out.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

The personality and expertise of each one will be such that if they interoperated, the user will get more out of it. That resonated for me and for him, and then that's what led to the teams working. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my hope.feedback

Jan Dawson - Jackdaw Research

There's no reason Google or Apple would offer it because they're trying to drive their own ecosystems.feedback

Dana Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group

It's not that retail is left for dead, it's that retail is being reinvented. It used to be a concept is driven by repeat customers, but today, product innovation helps you get those repeat customers. Execution used to be all about inventory management, but today it's powered by speed. Speed of product delivery to one's home or to one's office and also speed of product development to shelf.feedback

Dana Telsey - Telsey Advisory Group

I think one of the things you can see is that brand names matter. And brands being able to control their own destiny whether through their own online site, whether through their own physical stores can certainly be different than selling to a wholesale customer. Amazon, at the end of the day, is another wholesale customer. I think we're going to see a change over the next five years in how they integrate and interact with the retail world.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

I want them to have access to as many of those A.I.s as possible. In my view of the world, because that would be best for the customer, that's probably what eventually happens.feedback

Mike Kim - AArete

This is a great social experiment from a data perspective.feedback

William Kirk - RBC Capital Markets

The biggest threat is what Amazon can do online. There's only so much reach the stores can achieve.feedback

Satya Nadella - Microsoft

Ensuring Cortana is available for our customers everywhere and across any device is a key priority for us. Bringing Cortana's knowledge, Office 365 integration, commitments and reminders to Alexa is a great step toward that goal. Hopefully, they'll be inspired by it. At least that would be my hope.feedback

Antonio Carlos Fernandes

I'm a regular citizen. And now I have certainty that a regular citizen can have a lot of strength.feedback

Michael Pachter - Wedbush Securities

It is surprising to me that these competitors have collaborated, that speaks to the quality of their respective CEOs. They understand that they will benefit more by working together than trying to destroy one another.feedback

Nick Srnicek

A crisis is looming. These monopoly platforms hoovering up our data have no competition: they’re too big to serve the public interest. For the briefest moment in March 2014, Facebook’s dominance looked under threat. Ello, amid much hype, presented itself as the non-corporate alternative to Facebook. According to the manifesto accompanying its public launch, Ello would never sell your data to third parties, rely on advertising to fund its service, or require you to use your real name.feedback

Brittain Ladd

In some cases, grocery retailers have had to invest between $US500 million to $US1 billion in order to reduce prices to a level that retained customers and resulted in a net increase in customers.feedback

Brendan Witcher - Forrester Research

Amazon cutting prices at Whole Foods likely doesn't mean undercutting other grocers, but rather bringing prices more in line with average market prices.feedback

Guru Hariharan

They can be a cent below the other competitors, they don't need to go all the way down.feedback

Diana Bradford

This is a little much. I do all my grocery shopping here.feedback

Corie Barry - Best Buy

Using that highly skilled labor in people's homes and in our stores, directly interacting with customers, seems like the very best way we could humanly use that asset.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

What we're finding is people in the home tend to spend more because we address a bigger need for them compared to what they spend in the store. This is not a zero-sum game between Amazon and Best Buy. There's room, frankly, for several players.feedback

Hubert Joly - Best Buy

Despite what the vendors might want, there's no customer who has only one brand in the home.feedback

Nadia Papasidero

It's hard to know what to expect. Clearly, Amazon is a monopoly that's getting bigger. But from a customer perspective, I love for food to be affordable and still be fair for producers, I will be more eager to buy it.feedback

Jeff Wilke

We're determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality – we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market's long-held commitment to the highest standards.feedback

Brian Nowak

Over time, Amazon Prime will become the Whole Foods customer rewards program, with special savings and in-store benefits. This may prove conservative if AMZN is successful in cross-promoting Prime into WFM…which given the average Prime sub spends 4.6X more than non-Prime members on Amazon.com, makes us bullish about the AMZN's long-term profit potential.feedback

Brian Nowak

One of Amazon's sharpest competitive edges is its ability to consistently operate at razor thin margins. We expect more of the same with Whole Foods. We see lower pricing leading to accelerating WFM [Whole Foods Market] share gains.feedback

Ben Bienvenu - Stephens

I think perception also matters. If Whole Foods can be successful at [changing] what the customer thinks is a fair price for an organic item, there are implications beyond store overlaps.feedback

Jeff Wilke

To get started, we're going to lower prices beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples, including Whole Trade organic bananas, responsibly farmed salmon, organic large brown eggs, animal welfare-rated 85 percent lean ground beef and more. And this is just the beginning – we will make Amazon Prime the customer rewards program at Whole Foods Market and continuously lower prices as we invent together. There is significant work and opportunity ahead, and we're thrilled to get started.feedback

Chris McCabe

Amazon's using the same playbook they always have when competing with booksellers and other retailers. They take out their revenue stream by killing them slowly on price.feedback

Mike Schlotman - The Kroger Company

If we have to sell a can of corn for 40 cents, we'll figure out a way to sell a can of corn for 40 cents.feedback

Steve Schmitt - Wal-Mart Stores

Amazon is really good. We certainly have respect for them, and we have experience competing with Whole Foods.feedback

Greg Portell - A.T. Kearney

We don't buy their meat all the time, because it is really expensive and we have other options.feedback

Deven Parekh - Insight Venture Partners

There are ways to compete with Amazon. The question is what are your odds and I don't think the odds are very good without a truly differentiated strategy.feedback

Deven Parekh - Insight Venture Partners

Amazon is a formidable competitor. But there are certainly examples of companies that are executing well in e-commerce.feedback

Shirley Lu

Local e-commerce providers have fast deliveries, good customer service and very competitive pricing. These are areas Amazon will find hard to beat.feedback

Mark Natkin - Marbridge Consulting

Over time, companies from Apple to Microsoft are seeing Chinese rivals move up the value chain and narrow the gap between them and their products.feedback

Mostyn Goodwin

Viewers are facing a complex web of different routes to access TV content, leading to an unsustainable level of confusion and inconvenience. This environment is giving rise to the need for a super-aggregator service that provides a universal access point to content.feedback

Mostyn Goodwin

It is about the balance of power. At first there may not be much of a charge [to appear on an aggregator platform], commercial negotiations are easy as the digital players want to grow their businesses. Over time, as they grow scale, the nature of the deals can change. What choices the broadcasters make now will define what scale of 'problem' they will face.feedback

Mostyn Goodwin

This is not theoretical, in other industries we have seen how powerful these aggregators can become.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Amazon is doing great damage to tax paying retailers. Towns, cities and states throughout the U.S. are being hurt – many jobs being lost!feedback

Chieh Huang

More so than just that resume and that pedigree, we actually look for hunger. I try to elicit how hungry this person is and how much endurance they have, because building a company is not easy.feedback

David Matsa

As opposed to a national thing … it's maybe localized in various markets. It's maybe that those are important markets for these companies whose stock prices are responding.feedback

Amy Klobuchar

Amazon's increased access to data on consumers and their behaviour, and its dominance in internet retail sales, raises questions about whether this merger harms consumers and suppresses competition.feedback

Jim Cramer

The web's been a good way to get more sales, but Manny's boldest move was to expand overseas right into one of the worst contractions of all time, the European recession-slash-depression. PVH's European growth is remarkable both in department stores and stand-alones. The dollar's become a true tailwind. Manny's taking share in the U.S. and that's keeping things humming, but the gross margins overseas are prodigious. Now he's applying the same skills to China, where a day like the Single's Day in November is gigantic for this once largely domestic enterprise.feedback

Jim Cramer

WSM is a company that did a total, total makeover, embracing customer relations management – think Salesforce.com – time to market, time to delivery, better interface, quicker style turns and, most important, digital advertising, which led to an expanded funnel and much higher-than-expected numbers.feedback

Jim Cramer

We should get used to them being able to deliver these kinds of numbers. The dollar stores had been inconsistent of late, but Dollar Tree's forecast verbiage was so good that I think they can deliver going forward. Burlington's consistently beaten the Street with its closeout model, yet it's rarely gotten the respect it deserves.feedback

Jim Cramer

Until recently, these sorts of things felt like the exclusive province of Amazon, which understood customer acquisition through a broad funnel years ago. Why has Williams-Sonoma embraced the new formula? I think it's because they've always been a catalog company and catalog companies understand things like new lists, wider funnel, [and] targeting. But in retrospect, they've been flying blind. Alber understands what has to happen to make her company see again, and the uplift has been as swift and positive.feedback

Arthur Kwong

There's quite a high barrier to entry. A lot of Chinese companies are trying to move into this space, and it'll take a long time for them to develop the required technology.feedback

Oliver Lee

Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod are going to be much more prevalent in the home over the next three to four years. We're in the early stage for this rollout, and we don't think it's fully priced into the stocks.feedback

Phil Lempert

So expect prices in store to go down, prices on delivery to go down, and shoppers to win big in both arenas.feedback

Mikey Vu - Bain

A whole world of data has opened up to (Amazon) because their purchase of Whole Foods gives them a lot of interesting opportunities to figure out what you're buying, how you buy it and what you're going to need next.feedback

John Blackledge - Cowen and Company

While we are encouraged to see Google continue to enhance its eCommerce/Shopping offering, we believe the attention the announcement received was overblown.feedback