6 Ways the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Impact the Grocery Industry

Last week was one most U.S. grocers would like to forget.

First came news that Aldi would invest $3.4 billion to increase its store count by nearly a thousand locations. Three days later, fellow discounter Lidl opened its doors, ushering in a low-price, quality-driven model that took Europe by storm and aims to do the same in America.

Then the bombshell arrived: Amazon had offered to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.