Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Amazon reportedly eyed Whole Foods last year, but didn’t pursue takeover

Whole Foods Market has long been seen as a buyout target. (Elise Amendola/AP)Amazon.com, seen as a possible bidder for Whole Foods Market, pondered a takeover of the organic-food chain last fall but didn’t pursue a deal, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The e-commerce giant considered internally whether Whole Foods would help invigorate its nearly decadelong push into groceries, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations were private. The discussions never turned into a concrete plan, according to the person.
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