Groceries are already a fiercely competitive business, with low-cost rivals like Aldi putting pressure on traditional supermarket chains and another discounter, Lidl, opening its first U. The Amazon-Whole Foods combination, expected to close by the end of the year, could put even more pressure on those chains and other big grocery sellers.
"Dominant players like Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Target now have to look over their shoulders at the Amazon train coming down the tracks," said Moody's lead retail analyst Charlie O'Shea.
Just two years ago, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey told Bloomberg Business Week that Amazon's foray into grocery delivery would be "Amazon's Waterloo." But it was Whole Foods that fell behind as shoppers found alternatives to the organic and natural foods it helped popularize since its founding in 1978.
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