Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is taking out rivals left and right.
The latest example is meal kit delivery service Blue Apron (APRN) , whose shares were down almost 10% on Monday morning following news that the e-commerce king was preparing a move into the meal kit market.
Meanwhile, in June, a Goldman Sachs analyst hinted that Amazon will begin selling Nike Inc. (NKE) products directly, something that was later confirmed, sending sports apparel retailers' stocks down just as grocers were struck by the announcement of a $13.7 billion deal for Amazon to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. (WFM) .
So far this year, companies have announced 4,789 store closures, a 286% increase from a year ago, according to Fung Global Retail & Technology. Meanwhile, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant's shares are up nearly 34% so far this year and have grown more than 4% over the past month.
Here are eight companies whose stocks are hurting, likely from Amazon's growth and reported moves.
Following the Amazon/Nike deal, Foot Locker's (FL) stock has tanked. Shares are now down more than 30% year to date.
Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) shares are down 28% year to date on Amazon fears.
Dick's first-quarter report showed same-store sale growth of 2.4%, falling short of FactSet analysts' expectations of 3.5% growth.
As J.C. Penney Co. Inc.'s (JCP) CEO Marvin Ellison discusses challenges with speed of delivery through the U.S. Postal Service and the company says it plans to close 138 stores by the end of July, Amazon is making online shopping easier with its new try-it-before-you-buy business model.
The stock is down 39% year to date.
In Sears Holdings Corp.'s (SHLD) 2016 annual report, the company acknowledged that "substantial doubt exists related to the Company's ability to continue." The share price has fallen 10% year to date, and the company has said it will close more than 226 Sears and Kmart locations this year.
Macy's Inc. (M) has plans to close 168 stores this year and is reducing square footage in larger ones. The mall-based retailer got a new CEO, Jeff Gennette, in March who in a recent conference call said he is seeking to make stable "our bricks-and-mortar stores while growing mobile and digital" offerings.
Macy's shares are down 36% in 2017 so far.
Following Amazon's announcement about Whole Foods, Kroger's stock hit a low of $20.46, a 3.4% drop. Since then, the stock price has remained around $22-$23, despite having reached $30 in the days leading up to Amazon's announcement. The company's shares are down 33% this year to date.
Facing competition between Amazon and the arrival of German discount grocery store chain Lidl to the United States, Kroger has decreased prices. Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Bruno Monteyn also has suggested the Cincinnati-based grocer merge with Royal Ahold Delhaize NV (ADRNY) , the No. 4 U.S. supermarket chain.
Shares of Best Buy tanked nearly 7% to $53.89 on Monday, July 10, after Recode reported that Amazon is secretly hiring IT professionals for its own in-home electronics repair army, mirroring Best Buy's Geek Squad.
Year to date, however, Best Buy's stock is up 31%.
Blue Apron shares plunged more than 10% on July 17 after reports surfaced that Amazon had filed a trademark application to get into the meal kit delivery service. The company had already had to sharply lower its IPO offering price range from $15 to $17 down to $10 to $12 following news of Amazon's plan to acquire Whole Foods, with shares eventually debuting at just $10. Even so, shares have declined more than 30% since their June 30 IPO.