The case for Kroger buying Whole Foods Market, according to Credit Suisse analyst

Kroger Co. could be a logical buyer for Whole Foods Market Inc. after all.
A Wall Street analyst wrote in a report to clients on April 20 that a Kroger acquisition of Austin-based Whole Foods (Nasdaq: WFM) would be a big benefit to Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE: KR).
Edward Kelly, an analyst who tracks Kroger for Credit Suisse, wrote that a Kroger purchase of Whole Foods “would marry each company’s strengths with the other’s weaknesses, unlock massive cost synergies that could reach 3 percent…

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