Amazon just bought Whole Foods
No, I don’t mean Amazon just bought some food, I mean that it bought the company. Whole Foods was obtained by Amazon for $13.7 billion. That’s a lot of cash. But that’s not really what’s funny about the whole situation.
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, was simply going through his morning routine when he realised he was hungry. He asked Alexa to buy some whole food.
“Buying Whole Foods.”
And so, Bezos became the new owner for $13.7 billion. I’m certain that’s not what happened, but is anyone going to tell Twitter that?
Because one of the most opinionated parts of the internet turned it into a hilarious joke
Feel sad for the mom and pop $6 asparagus water sellers that are gonna lose so much of the market share now that Amazon bought Whole Foods.
— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) June 16, 2017
Was Jeff Bezos the mastermind, or was it Alexa?
Bezos: "Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods"
Alexa: "Buying Whole Foods"
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) June 16, 2017
Maybe it was an accident
Bezos to personal assistant: "Pick me up some groceries, please."
Assistant: "OK, I just bought Whole Foods."
— Ed Bott (@edbott) June 16, 2017
I love food too
I, too, spend $13.7 billion at Whole Foods.
— Slade (@Slade) June 16, 2017
Amazon might make the prices more reasonable
Amazon buys Whole Foods for 13.7 billion, roughly equivalent to 11 shopping bags of their organic berries.
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) June 16, 2017
Looking forward to my next paycheck
"I just spent my whole paycheck on Whole Foods." —Jeff Bezos
— J.R. McGrail 📎 (@JRMcGrail) June 16, 2017
Just imagine, Whole Foods Prime
All I can hope for is free prime delivery on my groceries from Whole Foods.
— Casey Kelley (@ckelley) June 16, 2017
Amazon really doesn’t have any business buying this, so who knows what crazy mergers happen next?
GoDaddy to buy Cracker Barrel
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) June 16, 2017
Because, let’s face it. Corporations are the real superpowers
USA. United States of Amazon. (Amazon buys Whole Foods, what's next)
— Aboud Dweck (@PhotoDweck) June 16, 2017