Amazon buys Whole Foods. Twitter responds
The news that Amazon is buying Whole Foods for a whopping $13.7 billion has a lot of economic implications for good or ill, but it was also a great opportunity for Twitter to do what it does best — respond.
We have to wonder how the two giants’ business practices will mesh.
Amazon so different from Whole Foods. Whole Foods crams a ton of groceries into 1 bag, Amazon ships you a razor in a 3 foot box.
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) June 16, 2017
— Ankit Patel (@ankit_patel) June 16, 2017
Whole Foods, who packs a month’s supply of food in a single grocery bag was bought by Amazon, who ships a paper clip in a refrigerator box.
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) June 16, 2017
Amazon should reserve the good parking spots at Whole Foods for people with Prime.
— Tim Masterson (@TimJMasterson) June 16, 2017
“Whole foods groceries will now be bagged in excessive packaging and delivered on 3 separate days.” #AmazonWholeFoods
— John Beck (@johndbeckjr) June 16, 2017
I hope Amazon will treat Whole Foods store employees better than it treats its indentured serv…um, warehouse workers. #AmazonWholeFoods
— Charlice Hurst (@AllOrgs) June 17, 2017
It is now possible to live your entire life while only buying products from Jeff Bezos
— Christopher Mims (@mims) June 16, 2017
There were some pretty realistic guesses as to how this merger came about.
Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods”
Alexa: “Buying Whole Foods”
— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) June 16, 2017
Me: Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 B.
8 YO:They probably started saving money from fidget spinners. #AmazonWholeFoods
— deanne (@deannemendoza) June 17, 2017
Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods.”
Alexa: “Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now.”
Jeff Bezos: “WHA- ahh go ahead.” pic.twitter.com/GuJ2jlAiuU
— JESAL (@JesalTV) June 16, 2017
But mostly, there were a lot of these:
I, too, spend $13.7 billion at Whole Foods.
— Slade Sohmer (@Slade) June 16, 2017
Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. It was originally $13 billion but they picked up an asparagus water in the checkout line.
— Bob Moore (@robertjmoore) June 16, 2017
“I just spent my whole paycheck on Whole Foods.” —Jeff Bezos
— J.R. McGrail 📎 (@JRMcGrail) June 16, 2017
Problem is, spending $13.7 billion at Whole Foods only gets you one slightly used organic gluten free grape.
— Kashana (@kashanacauley) June 16, 2017
Whole Foods is being bought by Amazon for over 13 billion dollars – 14 billion if they need a bag.
— Michael, still here (@Home_Halfway) June 16, 2017
Amazon went into Whole Foods for a sandwich and somehow spent 13.7 billion. Happens to the best of us it seems…
— Matthew Comer (@comerface) June 16, 2017
What Amazon actually bought from Whole Foods for 13.7 billion dollars was just groceries for a week.
Why is Kale so expensive? #kale
— Sean A. Conlon (@Seanconlonfilms) June 17, 2017
If I had a nickel for all the “Whole Foods is expensive” jokes I’ve seen today I could probably buy some peanut butter at Whole Foods.
— Liam Boylan-Pett (@liam_bp) June 16, 2017
If you want the TL;DR version:
The two jokes about Amazon/Whole Foods:
• accidental Alexa order
• whole foods is expensive
That’s a wrap, great job everyone.
— chase (@chasews) June 16, 2017