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Amazon to buy Whole Foods in $13.7B bet on groceries (access required)

Amazon.com Inc. will acquire  Whole Foods Market Inc., which has 10 stores in Maryland, in a $13.7 billion deal, marking the biggest transaction ever for the e-commerce giant as it pushes deeper into groceries. Amazon will pay $42 a share in cash for the organic-food chain, the companies said on Friday. Amazon’s biggest acquisition to date came ...