Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods this year lit up the imaginations of Wall Street analysts, as well as those of other retailers. It had bystanders asking both "Who's next?" and perhaps saying "Me too!"
As the Financial Times wrote in September, "Bankers report an upsurge in requests from their retail clients asking that they put a call in to see if Amazon would be interested in acquiring them, too.". . . more