Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to purchase Whole Foods had people buzzing about which retailer would be snatched up next. Part of the reason for all the excitement is the Whole Foods deal is Amazon’s largest so far. It’s several times larger than the online retailer’s $970 million purchase of Twitch, a video game streaming platform, in 2014.
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Although Amazon is already in the clothing business, there have been whispers about a Nordstrom acquisition. New York University professor and brand expert Scott Galloway accurately predicted Amazon would buy Whole Foods. He’s now saying Amazon’s next step would likely be Nordstrom. Galloway told Recode purchasing Nordstrom would be a good move because it would be inexpensive, the retailer is in Seattle, and it is financially sound. He also said the acquisition would be a way for Amazon to connect with a high-end brand, which he says it hasn’t been able to do.
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