Whole Food shares keep rising, leading to bidding war speculation

"I think that they are a very profit-driven company, so there might be some streamlining as far as labor", said Sasha Hardin, 28, of the Mount Pleasant store, who has been with Whole Foods for 6-1/2 years.

"Kroger would have to pay in stock, and their stock has been hurting", giving them less leverage to get into a protracted bidding war with Amazon, Culpepper said.

Mr. Mackey likened Friday's deal announcement to an engagement, and "like an old traditional marriage, where there are all kinds of rules and chaperones, we can't consummate the marriage, until we're actually officially hooked up".

Even before the Whole Foods deal was announced, Piper Jaffray Micahel Lavery initiated coverage of General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, with an underweight.

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Turner pointed out in the note that Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has already tried restaurant delivery - with "minimal success" - and that Grubhub and Whole Foods likely share a similar user base in terms of geography and demographics.

"Whole Foods was late in realizing private label's opportunity because they were enjoying the growth of the organic market", said the Citigroup report "There is significant opportunity there for Amazon". But the merger could be transformative on other fronts as Amazon makes Whole Foods a bigger part of its online presence and brings more competitive pricing to Whole Foods stores.

The web was awash with "Whole Foods sure is expensive!" jokes, and many speculated that Bezos had, in fact, purchased it accidentally on Alexa. "This is not a Tinder relationship". (LAUGHTER) And I said, "I know". On the contrary, to the best of anyone's knowledge many of Amazon's specific lines of business - including, notably, Amazon Web Services - are perfectly profitable.

The American online retailer said over the weekend it was snapping up the supermarket chain for US$13.7 billion (A$18 billion) in a shock move.

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And so we will be joining a company that's visionary. Rather, it requires consumers to use an app called Amazon Go, to automatically include the products needed to be added to a digital shopping cart; and then simply exit without waiting long to check out, as per the source.

Any buyer of Whole Foods would likely argue that it was not in the same market, said Alden Abbott, an antitrust expert with the Heritage Foundation. "And together, these two companies are gonna do tremendous dreams together".

Whole Foods also might draw a rival offer from one or more large private-equity firms because "there's a tidal wave of money that's sloshing around" in that industry, said Eric Schiffer, chief executive of the Patriarch Organization, a private-equity firm that isn't involved with Whole Foods. "Ideally you want to avoid buying groceries out of impulse". "I have purchased from Amazon for five years".

We hope you're listening, Bezos.

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