Amazon has made another telling move into the grocery market with the acquisition of Whole Foods in a £10.7bn deal.

High end UK grocers such as Waitrose and M&S could be concerned, with the deal offering Amazon the chance to sell more premium food and drink ranges through Amazon Fresh. However, it’s fair to say the move won’t have as big of an impact in the UK market – Whole Foods has a much bigger store base across the pond (in the US it has 460 stores, here in the UK it only has nine and most of those are in London).

Whole Foods boss John Mackey says the deal will “maximise value for Whole Foods Market’s shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission…