with contributions from Allison Collins, Evan Clark
 on July 28, 2017

Amazon is on a tear and ready to shift tactics as it skirts whatever obstacles lie between it and the markets it chooses, from grocery via Whole Foods to luxury beauty — through what sources say is a new deal with Violet Grey.

And in another sign of its raw power, Amazon’s stock peaked at $1,083.31 Thursday, an all-time high that pushed its market capitalization over $500 billion and briefly made founder and chief executive officer Jeff Bezos the world’s richest person, with assets valued at $91 billion.

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