Whole Foods Market
Amazon subsidiaries : Whole Foods Market is an organic grocery chain that has more than 500 stores located across the US, UK, and Canada. Progressive Grocer informs us it has learned that Whole Foods is planning to launch 50 additional stores under the newly appointed CEO Jason Buechel.
Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017. This is the largest acquisition by Amazon to date , and is also the company’s first venture into brick and mortar retailing. By acquiring Whole Foods, Amazon now provides essential food items at lower costs.
Customers can also order via Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh the grocery delivery service. Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods permit Amazon to be competitive in the market for fresh food.
Zappos is an Las Vegas, Nevada-based online retailer of clothes and shoes. Zappos has seen rapid growth in its own independent manner prior to the time Amazon bought it for the sum of$1.2 billion in 2009.
The original name of the company was Shoe Site. The name Zappos originated directly from Spanish word for shoe, “zapatos.”
With Zappos, Amazon showed the world that it’s much more than simply an online retailer. Zappos is the first Amazon subsidiary to earn a billion dollars.
Pillpack offers an on-line pharmacy that was established in 2013. Pillpack takes orders for prescription and non-prescription medication online and then ships the medications to its customers for free. Amazon Pharmacy acquired them for an amount of$753 million in 2018.
Pillpack ships orders in pre-sorted packs. Pillpack also sells products from the pharmacy, such as creams, eye drops insulin, inhalers and other eye drops.
Additionally, Amazon Pharmacy processes medication orders in bottles as well as regular prescriptions. Pillpack suggests Amazon Pharmacy to those who are taking recurring prescriptions or have already have an Amazon account.
Pillpack, which Amazon acquired from Pillpack was the first step for the company’s entry into the world of pharmacy services. Pillpack utilizes Amazon’s large delivery network to send orders within the same day throughout the US. Similar to Whole Foods and Zappos, Pillpack is among the businesses that are owned by Amazon which kept its name.
Twitch is an online streaming platform that streams live original content, which was launched in the year 2011. It’s a favorite with e-sports and video game gamers. The players can also host non-gaming streams such as live broadcasts and music.
Amazon purchased Twitch Interactive for $970 million in 2014. In 2014, according to the Wall Street Journal, Twitch had the 4th highest traffic to the internet during peak hours across the US at the date of the purchase. Twitch now has 140 million monthly viewers According to Brian Dean of Backlinko..
MGM Holdings Inc.
MGM Holdings is an entertainment company. It makes and distributes films TV shows interactive media, home videos music, and licensed products.
MGM Studios was a merger of three companies in 1924. It owns the rights to numerous Hollywood film productions such as those of the James Bond and Rocky franchises.
Amazon purchased MGM Holdings for $8.5 billion in 2022 which makes it the second-highest-priced company Amazon owns. With MGM Amazon, the intellectual property catalogue grew. It also improved Prime Video’s streaming service too.