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One Reason Mergers Fail: The Two Cultures Aren’t Compatible


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Amazon’s 2017 acquisition of Whole Foods was met with a lot of fanfare. The deal would allow Amazon to grow beyond e-commerce and sell groceries in hundreds of stores while collecting significant shopper data. Meanwhile, Whole Foods could lower its prices (organic avocados for just $1.69!) and scale up after its recent declines in sales and market share… A year later, such optimism seems hard to find at Whole Foods.

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