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Business Growth - Acquisitions made by Amazon

A-Level, IB
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, Eduqas, WJEC

Last updated 10 Jan 2023

Amazon has made many acquisitions over the years to drive their business growth. Here are some examples if you want to add application to your Theory of the Firm revision notes.

Some notable acquisitions made by the company include:

  1. Whole Foods Market: Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market, a grocery store chain, in 2017.
  2. Zappos: Amazon acquired Zappos, an online shoe and clothing retailer, in 2009.
  3. Twitch: Amazon acquired Twitch, a live streaming platform for gamers, in 2014.
  4. PillPack: Amazon acquired PillPack, an online pharmacy, in 2018.
  5. Kiva Systems: Amazon acquired Kiva Systems, a company that develops robots for use in warehouses, in 2012.
  6. Audible: Amazon acquired Audible, an audiobook company, in 2008.
  7. Goodreads: Amazon acquired Goodreads, a social networking site for book lovers, in 2013.
  8. Ring: Amazon acquired Ring, a home security company that makes smart doorbells and security cameras, in 2018.

These are just a few examples of the many acquisitions made by Amazon over the years.

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