A look at Amazon and Whole Foods by the numbers

A look at Amazon.com Inc. and Wholes Foods Market Inc. by the numbers. The online retail juggernaut Amazon said Friday it is buying grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, including debt.


Founded: 1994

CEO: Jeff Bezos

Headquarters: Seattle, Washington

Annual sales: $136 billion in 2016

Market value: $476 billion

Employees: 341,400


Founded: 1978

CEO: John Mackey

Headquarters: Austin, Texas

Annual sales: $15.7 billion in fiscal 2016

Market value: $13.4 billion

Employees: 87,000