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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.

Grocery stores in America have changed from neighborhood corner markets to multimillion-dollar chains that sell convenience — along with thousands of products — to satisfy the demand of the country's hungry consumers. What caused this transformation? And what will our grocery stores be like in the future?

Vinton County has been without a grocery store for more than three years. Campbell's Market will soon change that.

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Giant Eagle announced Tuesday that they will offer buy outs to 340 of its corporate employees. But the Pittsburgh-based chain may not be the only grocery story experiencing hard times.

Debbie Holmes

Access to grocery stores and fresh produce remains a problem for some residents of Franklin County. People who live in some low-income neighborhoods don’t have a big grocery store, and a new study says even if there is one, it may be closed when they want to shop.

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