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How the pandemic has improved Amazon’s financial health, in six charts
Amazon has had its share of missteps during the Covid-19 crisis. Employees have warned that safety protocols at its warehouses were inadequate, and its ordinarily ultra-efficient logistics and delivery operations have struggled to keep up with a wave of demand. But the e-commerce juggernaut has rumbled on, and it looks positioned to emerge from the pandemic even stronger.
Amazon has gotten a boost from consumers stocking up on essentials and other items, and not just in its online business. In the quarter ending March 31, revenue from its physical stores, which consist almost entirely of its Whole Foods grocery chain, also jumped.