Most of the news surrounding the Amazon/Whole Foods merger has been on their recent price reductions, along with other initial plans like integrating Amazon Prime members as Whole Foods loyalty members and selling Whole Foods' 365 brand products on Amazon.com. Barclays
Albertsons is reportedly exploring a takeover of Whole Foods. According to sources familiar with the matter, private equity funds that own Albertsons, including Cerberus Capital Management, have held talks with bankers regarding the transaction. Cerberus has also been linked to takeover bids for Sprouts Farmers Market, but those talks have not proceeded, prompting Cerberus to gain interest in Whole Foods, according to sources, reported The Financial Times.read more
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