June 26, 2017
Amazon is also expected to help Whole Foods fight its "Whole Paycheck" image by cutting costs and lowering prices.
That could open up Whole Foods to a much broader customer base, said Theodore Waldron, an associate professor of management at Texas Tech University.
And in turn, the company could revive its recently stalled ambitions to expand to 1,200 U.S. stores. By comparison, Walmart has about 4,700 stores, while Kroger has nearly 2,800 under a variety of names.