Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods is paying off in more ways than one: The e-commerce giant is seeing a surge in online grocery shopping for basic staples like canned beans and tomato paste.
Amazon immediately put about 2,000 items on its site from the Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value brand and sold out of almost all of the most-popular items, said Spencer Millerberg, CEO of One Click Retail, which monitored sales. . . . more