Internet retail behemoth Amazon will buy corporate organic grocer Whole Foods, leaving the internet wondering how life as we know it will change.
Will an Amazon-Whole Foodsian utopia mean organic carrots and kale smoothies will be delivered to your doorstep... by drone? And does this mean the end of the already hackneyed "Whole Paycheck" moniker because Amazon — known for its low prices — will cut prices at Whole Foods? Or is this just another step in Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' path to worldwide domination?
We don't know, but the Internet is titillated with the $13.7 billion sale, and it's asking the important questions and making the vital jokes.
Nice to know I wasn't the only one overcharged by Whole Foods.— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) June 16, 2017
I, too, spend $13.7 billion at Whole Foods.— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) June 16, 2017
WOW, Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion but all they're actually getting is 2 pieces of asparagus in a bottle of water.— John Schroeck (@ShrekJohn) June 16, 2017
Whole Foods, who packs a month’s supply of food in a single grocery bag was bought by Amazon, who ships a paper clip in a refrigerator box.— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 16, 2017
So #Amazon is buying Whole Foods. Does this mean we can now get prime shipping on that $22.00 organic head of lettuce?— Christian Greco (@Jolly_Esquires) June 16, 2017
Amazon has purchased Whole Foods. That means you can have a $70 head of lettuce delivered to your door free... If you have Amazon Prime— Myandra 🌺 Mesmeric (@naughtywriter2) June 16, 2017
Jeff Bezos: "Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods."— JESAL (@JesalTV) June 16, 2017
Alexa: "Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now."
Jeff Bezos: "WHA- ahh go ahead." pic.twitter.com/GuJ2jlAiuU
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