Grocers Keep Calm, Carry On After Whole Foods Deal

A Whole Foods Market in Folsom, CA. Recent press reports have suggested consumer dissatisfaction following Amazon’s acquisition of the specialty grocery chain. (Photo: Whole Foods Market)

NEW YORK CITY—Amazon’s June 16 announcement that it would purchase Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion sent shudders through the grocery sector. Six months later, the shudders have largely subsided into a modern-day equivalent of the “keep calm and carry on” resoluteness that got wartime Londoners through Luftwaffe bombing runs on their city.

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Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group’s offices in New York City.

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