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Reuters reports that "Wal-Mart Stores Inc is not actively considering making an offer for Whole Foods Market Inc.," a source familiar with the matter said.

Indeed, Whole Foods - which Amazon has offered to buy for $13.7 billion - has not yet received any competitive bids.

There's also been speculation that Kroger, Costco, or Target could be potential bidders for Whole Foods.
KC's View:
I'll be a little surprised if nobody makes a higher bid ... but then again, it seems to me that it is entirely possible that Amazon's major rivals could believe that this deal could sink it, and they don't want to get in the way. I don't agree with that opinion, but there almost certainly are people out there who feel that way.