Whole Foods buyout deal sends shock waves through U.S. grocery stocks

The effects of Amazon.com Inc.’s potential $13.7 billion buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. were already being widely felt on Friday in the U.S. grocery market, which is valued at $700 billion to $800 billion.
The share prices of grocery competitors such as Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (Nasdaq: SFM) both took hits and were down more than 11 percent and about 5 percent, respectively, in Friday afternoon trading. Big-box retailers that have increasingly pushed into the grocery…

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