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Boxed CEO's Choice: Save Supermarkets or Help Amazon Kill Them

  • Kroger bid for the online Costco said to draw Amazon interest
  • Boxed said it doubled revenue in 2016 to $100 million
Chieh Huang

Chieh Huang

Photographer: Misha Friedman/Bloomberg

When Kroger Co. offered to buy Boxed Wholesale, founder Chieh Huang didn’t waste much time: Huang said he’d consider the offer and hopped on a plane to Seattle.

There Huang huddled with Inc.’s corporate development and consumer executives on Wednesday to discuss a potential sale, according to two people familiar with the matter.