Whole Foods CEO calls deal with Amazon ‘whirlwind courtship’

New York • Whole Foods CEO John Mackey says the deal to be acquired by Amazon was the result of a “whirlwind courtship.” Mackey made the remarks during a town hall with Whole Foods employees after the $13.7 billion deal was announced late last week, according to a transcript of the talk filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mackey said mutual friends set the companies up on a “blind date” in Seattle a little over six weeks ago, and that executives immediately hit it off and e...

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