Amazon impact on Arizona food prices not as great as other parts of U.S.

Many national grocers are losing sleep over the online giant, but Valley grocers are up for the competition.

Agribusiness Professor Tim Richards, who is the Morrison Chair of Agribusiness, said Amazon should not have as much influence on Arizona’s already bargain food products because Valley grocers are used to pricing pressures.

In this post on 91.5 KJZZ on June 21, 2017:

“In general, they’ve lived through Walmart.  Walmart was the big bully that supposedly drove the prices down. Farmers now are sophisticated and they are large and they know how businesses operate, so they like those contracts with the most distribution,” he said.