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Wednesday is one of the biggest days in the history of
Whole Foods Market Inc., a pioneer among natural and organic grocery stores, a trending-setting force in the consumer goods and agriculture ecosystems and Austin’s largest public company. That is when shareholders are set to vote on the pending $13.7 billion buyout by
Amazon.com Inc., a move already sending shockwaves through the food, technology and retail sectors. The meeting is set for 8:30 a.m. at the company’s headquarters, at 550 Bowie Street in downtown Austin.
Amazon’s fresh food delivery service has been expanded across London to offer deliveries to almost 130 different post codes. If shareholders OK the merger, the last major roadblock to consumation of the deal is regulatory approval.
In addition to a vote on the merger, shareholders will be tasked Wednesday with voting on
compensation for top Whole Foods executives in relation to the deal.