Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot appear on sale at a Whole Foods Market in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Amazon has completed its $13.7 billion takeover of organic grocer Whole Foods. Columnist Bill Virgin says the speed with which the deal was consummated is remarkable.
Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot appear on sale at a Whole Foods Market in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Amazon has completed its $13.7 billion takeover of organic grocer Whole Foods. Columnist Bill Virgin says the speed with which the deal was consummated is remarkable. Candice Choi AP
Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot appear on sale at a Whole Foods Market in New York, Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Amazon has completed its $13.7 billion takeover of organic grocer Whole Foods. Columnist Bill Virgin says the speed with which the deal was consummated is remarkable. Candice Choi AP

Amazon competitors beware. The Whole Foods deal shows it has speed as well as muscle.

September 02, 2017 8:00 AM