From a Cult of Mac item posted Friday by Killian Bell:
Whole Foods currently operates around 456 stores worldwide, according to the latest data from Statista, while Amazon owns several of its own locations, including a bookstore in Seattle. In comparison, Apple boasts 496 stores across 21 markets. Whole Foods announced the closure of nine locations back in April following its sixth consecutive quarter of declining sales.
Here’s that Statista chart:
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Want more on Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition? Feast yourself here. Friend-of-the-blog Richard Wanderman recommends Farhad Majoo’s take in the New York Times: In Whole Foods, Bezos Gets a Sustainably Sourced Guinea Pig.