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Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

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posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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a reply to: Willtell

Hell, given Whole Food's prices, I'm surprised that they can buy the inventory of a single Whole Foods store for $13.7 billion.
edit on 2017-6-16 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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Great, now I can mail order some $6 asparagus water..



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Overpriced to the point where everything is almost double the cost anywhere else. I buy products like "Annie's Cheese Crackers" or "Applegate Deli Turkey" at a Trader Joe's or Shaw's for between $2-4 per package, Whole Food sells both of these products for something like $7.50, it's insane people even shop there.


My wife calls them Whole Paycheck instead of Whole Foods.

They are way overpriced which is probably why Amazon figured they could fix their business model and create more value for Amazon share holders as well as those of Whole Foods.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:22 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Willtell

He’s ruined the publishing industry, ruined the retail industry, trying to encroach on the direct mail industry monopoly of UPS and FEDex, owns the Washington Post that has a literal army out to destroy Donald Trump’s presidency, and now wants to buy Whole Foods for 13 billion!


Well, I suppose he cannot ruin Wholefoods since the one by me sucks majorly to the point I will not shop there anymore. Overpriced with limited selection and they are constantly out of items I want.


Try the one in Montclair; I know they use to sell wine.

I thought that's the one he was talking about.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Willtell
Try the one in Montclair; I know they use to sell wine.


It's a tiny mess and they no longer sell wine.

I go to the Fairway in West Paterson when I need to hit the supermarket, otherwise I go to the farmers markets or local specialty stores.

Try Seabra's, better than ShopRite and way cheaper.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yeah, he may just improve Whole Foods.
I sure was not impressed with the store.

And, FWIW...in reply to the OP....I have to give kudos to Amazon...they send a lot of packages via USPS these days....that's gotta help the USPS bottom line.
And they deliver on Saturday....even Sunday at times.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
What a whiner.

It costs too muuuch, they don't have what I waaant...


Maybe I can be someone who settles for less in life and shop where I don't want to. Can you teach me since you're such an iconoclast?




edit on 16-6-2017 by AugustusMasonicus because: I ♥ cheese pizza.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: Willtell

Hell, given Whole Food's prices, I'm surprised that they can buy the inventory of a single Whole Foods store for $13.7 billion.


13 billion does seems kind of light. Probably since the corporate team will remain AT Whole Foods this is just another rich mans swap of paper wealth

FAKE WEALTH



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Try Seabra's, better than ShopRite and way cheaper.


I actually really like that Fairway.

But if you really want some interesting things head over to D'Artagnan on Wilson Ave. in Newark.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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Don’t get me wrong folks, I’m not against Amazon necessarily, despite closing down bookstores, destroying the publishing and retail business, and having UPS slave like conditions at their plants, I just have a lack of trust towards “ progress” they call it.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
Yeah, he may just improve Whole Foods.
I sure was not impressed with the store.


You don't like Whole Foods? You must be one of those whiners.

It can only get better since it isn't that great as is. Amazon has a pretty good track record of enhancing service as you pointed out. Plus I am partial to them since they sell our products too.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I hear they have a Whole Foods in Newark, probably with an armed guard contingent of mercenaries!


This store won't last long if they don’t moderate those prices



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

I tried shopping at a Whole Foods once.

I walked out of the store and ate a pizza instead. Washed it down with Budweiser and ate Twinkies for dessert.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Yes, on Broad over by Military Park.

Hopefully the military is still encamped there.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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Anyway, here is my worldwide NWO-type conspiracy theory in a nutshell that this WF Amazon merger relates to.


You know the recent Bayer, Monsanto merger.... Well the idea is that maybe in the next 10, 20, or 30 years well have 13 GIANT corporations controlling EVERYTHING.


Amazon, Microsoft, Exxon, Bayer, etc., for example will be amongst that 13, and of course 10 others-- unnamed presently---perhaps some big foreign firms.

They’ll be like gods controlling our regimented lives like puppets.

I believe Amazon is chosen to be one of those 13



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Hopefully one of them can make me some Brawndo, I'm thirsty as hell and I don't want to drink toilet water.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:25 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

A look, whatever they charge, and it is exorbitant and maybe elitist-like, they have great food there.



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:36 PM
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My one experience with Whole Foods wasn't good.

Walked in looking for five items, and left with two. Didn't have it, didn't know when they'd have it. Really? I've worked the grocery retail...we always knew when something would be in, barring a screw up of some sort--even then, we'd have some notion.

13.6 billion...for something that obviously needs a bit of help.

Farmers Markets, and specialty stores. Cheaper and better. For your meat? Buy a side of whatever, have it cut to order, and it's much, much cheaper in the long run. Or learn to do it yourself...even cheaper. Just don't make pets of 'em...



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: DBCowboy

A look, whatever they charge, and it is exorbitant and maybe elitist-like, they have great food there.



I was not impressed.

*shrugs*



posted on Jun, 16 2017 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: DBCowboy

A look, whatever they charge, and it is exorbitant and maybe elitist-like, they have great food there.



I was not impressed.

*shrugs*


You must be a conservative

Only liberals like Whole Foods!

Just joking




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