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Why Amazon's Whole Foods Buy Is Likely To Be Cleared

Law360, New York (June 27, 2017, 12:13 PM EDT) -- The biggest business news of the last few weeks has been Amazon.com Inc.’s $13.7 billion deal to acquire organic and natural foods grocer Whole Foods Market Inc. The deal has had significant impact on grocery chain stock prices and prompted calls from Capitol Hill and others for antitrust enforcers to step in and conduct a serious review. But how many of the concerns being raised are truly about this transaction, or a response to the ongoing erosion of the physical retail industry by online sales? At the end of the day, under prevailing antitrust enforcement paradigms, the Amazon/Whole Foods deal is...

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