- Amazon said last week that it intends to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
- Since then, executives have made numerous comments hinting at future disruption, including private label groceries and big changes to stores.
- CEO John Mackey says he will start prioritizing customers over workers — a huge departure from the previous strategy.
Whole Foods could become unrecognizable under Amazon.
Ever since it emerged last week that the online behemoth intends to buy the online grocer for $13.7 billion, all signs have pointed to big changes at Whole Foods.
“I don’t know if you know that— they were, like, ranked the number-one most innovative company in the entire world,” founder and CEO John Mackey told investors after the deal was announced. “I think we’re gonna get a lot of those innovations in our stores. I think we’re gonna see a lotta technology. I think you’re gonna see Whole Foods Market evolve in leaps and bounds.”
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