Rumors were swirling today that Florida-based grocery chain Publix is planning to buy its hipster-grocery-paradise competitor, Whole Foods. The rumors started when live market analysis website Briefing.com posted Thursday that they were "hearing chatter that privately held Publix is interested in WFM.''
Neither of the grocery chains will comment on the rumors at this time. In an email to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Brian West, media and community relations manager for Publix, said, "It is a rumor, and we don't comment on rumors."
Even if a merger between these two grocery giants is imminent, we've still got the opening of our Trader Joe's to look forward to later this month. As long as no one messes with our Joe's goods, we'll remain happy foodies.