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Whole Foods buy just the start of Amazon's costly process to reshape grocery delivery: industry players

Facilities for distributing fresh food are far more complicated than ordinary warehouses. A single facility can need a half dozen or more temperature settings to house products from Popsicles to berries.

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IF Inc hopes to revolutionise grocery delivery, then its bid to buy Whole Foods Market Inc for US$13.7 billion will be just the start of a long and costly process.

The e-commerce giant would need to add a...