Whole Foods, Amazon merger: What’s next for the two giants?

Amazon announced earlier this year that it would acquire grocery retail giant Whole Foods for nearly $14 billion.

Amazon’s pending purchase of Whole Foods has waged a full-out war between grocers — signifying an upcoming transformation of the grocery shopping game in major markets across the U.S., including Southwest Ohio. With Amazon.com’s pending $13.7 billion purchase of Austin-based Whole Foods Market, consumers in Southwest Ohio are seeing a deluge of new online grocery offerings pop up from chains like Kroger, Meijer, Walmart and Dorothy Lane Market.