How Amazon's Tech Could Change Whole Foods

The US grocery industry was thrust into the national spotlight on Friday when Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. While many were initially shocked by the news, it’s not totally surprising given Amazon’s business ambitions and the state of Whole Foods. Amazon’s own grocery store service, Amazon Fresh, has been operating since 2007 and steadily expanded from a few small markets to a handful of major cities around the world. Meanwhile, Whole Foods has been struggling with declining sales for more than a year straight, and its leadership has been locked in an acrimonious public battle with activist investors over the future direction of the company

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