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Whole Foods buy: Amazon to still need 12 warehouses for grocery delivery

Bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 bn is just the start of a long and costly process

Jeffrey Dastin 

If Amazon.com Inc hopes to revolutionise grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process. The e-commerce giant would need to add a large network of specialised grocery distribution warehouses, former AmazonFresh employees and logistics experts said. This is something Wal-Mart Stores Inc and other competitors have already done. Whole Foods, with a relatively small distribution footprint of its own, does little to change the picture for Amazon, they said. Amazon has a little more than 3 million ...

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First Published: Sat, June 24 2017. 23:31 IST
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