Amazon Eats The World

If you’ve ever seen the Pixar movie Wall-E, you might remember Buy-N-Large, the satirical megacorporation that provided for every conceivable aspect of human existence. That’s basically Amazon’s business strategy now.

The online retailer is taking at least one big step, and maybe two, towards becoming its cinematic doppleganger. Specifically, Amazon announced last week that it will buy the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods in 2017. And reports surfaced it might purchase the office messaging platform Slack as well.

Let’s take these in turn.

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