Gene Munster, Managing Partner at Loup Ventures, discusses his prediction that Amazon will acquire Target in 2018 in an expansion of its brick and mortar business.
What does Target have that Amazon wants? He notes that Target appeals to the mothers and children that Amazon does not have a full grasp on yet. He also talks Amazon's desire to expand its retail footprint. We talk about some of the language around brick & mortar and the shift to retail. Munster adds that the future of retail is not strictly online - in 15 years, consumers will still want to make a grocery run.
Munster also discusses what will happen with Target locations if the buyout occurs. Will they all continue to be Target retailers or will Amazon use some of the spaces for warehouses, etc? The same question remains when it comes to Whole Foods locations.