Amazon exec downplays grocery issues

Shoppers and staff members at in a Whole Foods produce section
Shoppers and employee in a Denver Whole Foods. Photos: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Amazon Chief Financial Officer Brian Olsavsky brushed aside worries about out-of-stock items at Whole Foods and misfires in the company's Fresh grocery delivery product.

Why it matters: Amazon's further push into the perishable groceries business after the purchase of Whole Foods is being closely watched.