A new front in grocery wars: Whole Foods acquisition will add fuel to ultracompetitive supermarket sector

The news of Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market this summer came with a bit of irony: Many bricks-and-mortar supermarkets in New Jersey and elsewhere had offered online delivery for years, but Whole Foods wasn’t among them. But at the very least, the deal signaled to those other operators that Whole Foods is not to be taken lightly, especially with Amazon’s stated goal of lowering the chain’s notoriously high prices.

Other N.J. cities forge ahead, file bids for Amazon HQ2

Several other cities in New Jersey have filed their bids to become the home of Amazon’s second headquarters, despite the state throwing its official support behind Newark earlier this week.

Christie: Newark is ‘the only location for Amazon here in the state of New Jersey’ (VIDEO)

As the state prepares to submit its official bid later this week, Gov. Chris Christie has declared Newark “the clear winner” of the competition among several New Jersey municipalities that have expressed hopes of landing the coveted Amazon HQ2 project.

Record rent growth continues in N.J. industrial market

By many accounts, rent growth in New Jersey’s industrial sector continues to be unprecedented. Research from multiple real estate service firms shows that average rental rates across the market hit several milestones this summer.

Exit 8A: The top 10 industrial leases during Q2, according to JLL

The Exit 8A submarket continues to thrive in the state’s industrial sector, according to JLL, accounting for more than half of the leasing activity in northern and central New Jersey during the second quarter.

With new locations, Amazon growing N.J. presence by nearly 3 million sq. ft.

Amazon has formally unveiled plans for three new fulfillment centers in New Jersey, adding to what is already a sprawling footprint across the state’s industrial real estate market.

Amazon to open first N.J. store at Paramus mall

Amazon’s first brick-and-mortar bookstore in New Jersey is coming to one of the state’s busiest and best-known retail destinations — Garden State Plaza in Paramus.