June 16, 2017
Big news broke Friday, and it's particularly relevant to anybody who uses Amazon or buys organic from Whole Foods, as the online retail giant purchased the grocery chain for a cool $13.7 billion.
The transaction raises a lot of questions about what this will mean for the future of retail and food shopping, and considering that Pennsylvania has a dozen total Whole Foods locations – eight of which are in the Philadelphia area, plus Cherry Hill and Marlton locations – it will be interesting to see how this will ultimately affect the region as the deal officially closes later this year.
There are those excited to speculate about the future...
Just read about the Whole Foods purchase. Can't wait for Amazon's drones to bring me carrots and couscous.— Daniel Mariano (@thebeardpatrol) June 16, 2017
the year is 2020— Sam Sheffer (@samsheffer) June 16, 2017
you whisper a grocery ilst to alexa
a drone shows up on your lawn with your recently placed whole foods order
...those who are less than thrilled by the union...
George Orwell got everything right but one thing. Government isn't going to be Big Brother. It will be combo of Amazon, Google & Facebook— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) June 16, 2017
#Amazon bought Whole Foods?? And folks wanna get on Kevin Durant for joining the Warriors. THESE are the superteams ppl should worry about..— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) June 16, 2017
...those who have many curiosities...
How do I get Amazon to buy me?— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) June 16, 2017
Now if Whole Foods prices became Amazon prices, I would be thrilled. If not, leave me alone at Trader Joe's.— Vanessa (@Raizin_Brand) June 16, 2017
Does that mean I have Whole Foods Prime? 🤔 #Amazon— Abbie Benson, MS RD (@AbbieApproved) June 16, 2017
...and so many other thoughts.
Feel sad for the mom and pop $6 asparagus water sellers that are gonna lose so much of the market share now that Amazon bought Whole Foods.— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) June 16, 2017
Amazon did not just buy Whole Foods grocery stores. It bought 431 upper-income, prime-location distribution nodes for everything it does.— Dennis K. Berman (@dkberman) June 16, 2017
Amazon reportedly spent $13.7 billion at Whole Foods today, and they still had to stop by Safeway to get everything on their list...— Tommy Tighe (@theghissilent) June 16, 2017
I, too, spend $13.7 billion at Whole Foods.— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) June 16, 2017
Whole Foods, who packs a month’s supply of food in a single grocery bag was bought by Amazon, who ships a paper clip in a refrigerator box.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 16, 2017
Whole Foods Brass: Our grocery store is not for sale!!— Scott Hackman (@ScottInSacto) June 16, 2017
Amazon: We'll give you $13.7 billion dollars.
Whole Foods: pic.twitter.com/JmQ8Mkp3bM
Jeff Bezos: " #Alexa , buy me something from Whole Foods."— voice (@Voice_PlatForm) June 16, 2017
Alexa: "Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now."
Jeff Bezos: "WHA- ahh go ahead."