Amazon buys Whole Foods(!) for $13.7 billion

Amazon has acquired Whole Foods, a move that marks the ecommerce giant’s official entry into the world of brick-and-mortar stores as well as groceries.

It’s Amazon’s biggest acquisition ever—and it’s not even close. The company is paying $13.7 billion in cash for the grocery chain, which now operates some 465 stores across the U.S.

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