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In an interview with CNBC, Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen said yesterday that he was not surprised by Amazon's proposed $13.7 billion bid to buy Whole Foods.

"You know, you could tell that Amazon wanted to do something from a physical asset standpoint and I think Whole Foods is a great fit for them," he said.

And despite the fact that Kroger's stock price has taken a hit of late, McMullen said, "We do really focus on the long term. The long term is three to five years. We continue to grow market share. Our customers continue to tell us were doing a better job."
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