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As Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, it’s either a game-changer or a huge risk that could go badly wrong. Blogger Matthew Yglesias waggishly tweeted this morning, “A big city daily newspaper, physical bookstores, a supermarket chain. Bezos’ futuristic vision is all coming together.”

Seriously, this is Amazon’s bid to become a major grocer, a cut-throat industry with razor-thin margins. It’s also a time of tectonic shifts in consumer behavior. On Thursday, Kroger said same-store sales dropped for the second straight quarter and tougher competition would lower its earnings forecast. Kroger shares took their biggest nosedive in 17 years.

But what about you? A couple of polls — and, as always, please add your thoughts to the comments section.


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