Amazon plans to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email PrintAmazon.com Inc. on Friday said it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion as the giant Internet retailer makes a deeper push into the grocery space. The deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. Whole Foods, a seller of natural and organic products, will continue to operate stores under its brand. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) will pay $42 a share for Whole Foods (Nasdaq:…