The Wall Street Journal

20 February 2014

Amazon's rumored discussions with a group of 10 well-known retailers about listing their products—a move aimed at making Amazon more appealing to consumers as it raises the price of its Prime delivery service—carries both promise and risk given that, as Kurt Salmon's Bruce Cohen told the Wall Street Journal, most retailers consider Amazon a friend and competitor. "One of the challenges with Amazon has been that they control the product placement on their site, the look, the photos," the senior partner and head of Kurt Salmon's Private Equity & Strategy practice said, "and it's hard for many retailers to hand over that control."

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