The stock of Amazon.com, Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) closed at $1,120.66 gaining 0.82% in yesterday’s trading session. There is cause for alarm in some neighborhoods after the move to shutdown Amazon Fresh. The areas that will be feeling the pinch include certain parts of Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and California.
One customer that paid a visit to Amazon Fresh this morning received a notification that the service was no longer going to be available in his zip code starting December 1.However, he disclosed that the provider had gotten in touch with him. It wanted to let him know that AmazonFresh was still carrying out its operations in his area.
There had been a technical error on Amazon’s end and the message he had read wasn’t cut out for him. There have been efforts to pressure the company to disclose the specific neighborhoods that were affected in total. However, Amazon declined to comment in relation to the matter and thus leaving people even more confused.
For person living in major cities like Boston, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, there is still hope for accessing Fresh and that is according to the company’s spokesperson.
It is only a few months down the line since Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Amazon through a statement has disclosed that what happened with Fresh was completely unrelated to the acquisition. A month later, the company made the announcement regarding the impending shut down of Wine, which was originally unveiled in late 2012.
Amazon’s spokesperson opined, “We see challenges as part and parcel of any thriving business and thus we are never worried whenever we come across them. We believe in our business capabilities and we don’t take anything for granted.”
He added that Amazon was a top performer that took advantage of all the opportunities it came across to sharpen its competitive edge. The company remains committed to moving past the challenges and it doesn’t care how much it will cost to put everything in order.