Updated at 9:20 a.m. ET on June 19
Amazon is buying Whole Foods, in a merger that values Whole Foods stock at $42 a share — a premium over the price of around $33 at the close of trading on Thursday. The Internet retailer says it's buying the brick-and-mortar fixture in a deal that is valued at $13.7 billion.
Whole Foods, which opened its first store in Austin, Texas, back in 1980, now has 465 stores in North America and the U.K.