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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Last Friday, Amazon announced plans to acquire Whole Foods Market for US$13.7 billion. Under the deal, the upscale Whole Foods Market banner will continue and John Mackey will remain as CEO of the Austin, Texas-based retail chain.

If approved by Whole Foods’s shareholders, the deal is expected to be completed during the second half of 2017.

Here, a curated selection of articles represents different points of view on the mega merger:

 Will Walmart try to outbid Amazon for Whole Foods?

What Wall Street is saying about the Amazon–Whole Foods deal 

WATCH: Can Amazon shed Whole Foods’ pricey image while maintaining quality?

WATCH: Amazon Canada opens new office, looks to add an additional 200 staff

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