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A Whole Foods store in downtown Denver, Colorado. Photo: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A year after its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods, Amazon has implemented changes among its high-level executive leadership team and store operation as part of a broader effort to reinvent the way consumers shop in stores, CNBC reports.

Yes, but: Axios' Business Editor Dan Primack says Amazon "hasn't made as many consumer-facing changes to Whole Foods as people had expected, but these behind the scenes moves suggest it's just a matter of time."

What's happening: Changes to Whole Foods' management hint that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos doesn't want to run it as an independent operation. By doing so, he is transferring veteran employees at the e-commerce company throughout the grocery store's chains, CNBC notes.

  • Also under Amazon, Whole Foods is taking more control over how products are displayed in its stores, and no longer using outside agents to ensure there are enough items on the shelves.
  • But as the grocery franchise integrates with the Amazon, more than a dozen executives have left since the acquisition. Citing the audio of an internal meeting it has obtained, Business Insider reports Thursday that Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said both companies have had "many, many clashes." "Amazon has listened, and they have been very respectful, and they have backed off," he said.

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Congressman criminally charged with lying to feds

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has been indicted on charges he falsified records and lied to federal investigators probing an illegal foreign donation scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Driving the news: DOJ says a Fortenberry associate, who later cooperated with investigators, informed him he'd likely received illegal donations from an intermediary for a foreign national, but that Fortenberry denied any knowledge of such a scheme when contacted by the FBI.

"Assassin's Creed," but for schools

"Viking Age: Discovery Tour." Image via Ubisoft

For the third time since 2018, Ubisoft is releasing a nonviolent version of its latest “Assassin’s Creed” game as part of a unique effort to turn one of the medium’s most popular series into an educational tool.

Driving the news:Viking Age: Discovery Tour” transforms last year’s “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” from a bloody 150-hour game about Viking conquest in 9th century England into a peaceful four-hour game about merchants and monks.

School enrollment fell by almost 3 million from 2019 to 2020

Kindergarten student Natalia Bayoumi holds the hand of her father Amir Bayoumi as he walks to the front door of Normont Elementary School in Harbor City, CA. Photo: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

The number of individuals enrolled in the U.S. education system dropped by 2.9 million from 2019 to 2020, according to new data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

Why it matters: This marks the lowest level of school enrollment for those under 35 years-old in over 20 years, per the Census Bureau.