Amazon acquires Whole Foods Market in $13.7bn deal

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Whole Foods store in Oklahoma City

Jeff Bezos opens Amazon's purse to make major bricks-and-mortar retail supermarket acquisition

Amazon has struck a deal to buy high-end US-based supermarket Whole Foods Market in a $13.7bn deal. The acquisition makes clear Amazon's intentions to drive into the supermarket sector, but also indicates...

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