Amazon, the fourth biggest business in the USA, accounting for 43% of online sales, has bought Whole Foods.
Until now, Amazon has had a limited impact on the grocery market. In the US, it accounts for less than 0.5% of grocery spending, according to GlobalData.
Whole Foods has had a huge influence on food retail in the US, but recently growth has stalled. In February, it announced it would close 9 stores in the US after a period of decling sales
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