Belpointe Chief Strategist David Nelson told CNBC that the acquisition of Whole Foods will give Amazon.com, Inc. "It still has the option to stand up its own Amazon-branded stores from the ground up".
Apparently longtime CEO John Mackey will stay the CEO and the headquarters will stay in Austin.
The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, gives Amazon - which has been experimenting with various physical store concepts to make establish itself as a food purveyor - an instant expanse of 460 high-end stores across the US, in Canada and in the United Kingdom. Instacart has also expanded its partnership with CVS in recent months, in addition to striking new partnerships with other grocery chains.
"Large grocery stores like Kroger and Albertsons will be especially affected", said Madeline Hurley, senior analyst at IBISWorld.
In a news release, Amazon said it would acquire the upscale supermarket chain for $42 a share in an all-cash transaction that includes that company's net debt, Efe news reported.
Amazon "will be able to compete with large grocers through multiple channels", Hurley said.
For Amazon, the Whole Foods acquisition does more than just leapfrog over the technical difficulties it has had in implementing its grocery plans.
"Amazon didn't just buy a grocery retailer". Walmart sold 17.3% of the country's groceries, while Kroger sold 8.9%, according to Bloombergdata. This trend is expected to accelerate into 2017.
Alina Gura of Newington who was visiting the Whole Foods store with her almost two-year-old daughter, said she appreciates the quality of the food, particularly its organic products. Amazon closed up 2 percent. Analysts say the Whole Foods footprint and distribution channel could theoretically make 5-minute deliveries a reality. Perhaps one day Whole Foods will even shed its derisive nickname: Whole Paycheck.
Amazon tends toward competitive pricing, while some of Whole Foods' products are so expensive the company has been dubbed "Whole Wallet".
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