Amazon Buys Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion to Move Into Grocery Delivery

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Jeff Bezos’ world just got even bigger. Ecommerce giant Amazon has acquired organic grocery chain Whole Foods for $42 per share in a deal valued at $13.7 billion.

Whole Foods is Amazon’s biggest acquisition to date and shows how aggressively the Seattle-based player is broadening its delivery service, including food. In 2014, the company acquired video-game service Twitch for $970 million and also owns The Washington Post, which it purchased for $250 million in 2013.

“Millions of people love Whole Foods Market because they offer the best natural and organic foods and they make it fun to eat healthy,” said Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, in a statement.



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