Is it time to put a halt on the recent wave of think pieces all across the web concerning the recent announcement that Amazon will acquire upscale grocer Whole Foods? Two research analysts at JPMorgan have identified a potential rival bidder: Walmart.
The potential bidding war comes with the stock price of the grocery chain edging higher than Amazon’s offer of $42 per share. The following CNBC video spells out the details that might arise with a competition for the 431-location, 91,000-employee grocery brand. Click below to view:
Becoming A Whole Foods Landlord
While the market (and regulators) decide the fate of Whole Foods deal, what does it take to become a landlord for a Whole Foods outlet? As it turns out, the chain has thoughtfully provided a partial specifications list as well as a downloadable spreadsheet containing a Master Broker List, including contact information and territories for over 70 brokers across the US and Canada. Also available: a list of Whole Foods stores currently under development. Brokers and owners can propose a store site at this online form at WF’s site.