Opinion: Peter Cullum on the value of consolidation

Peter Cullum

Business growth within many organisations is fuelled by strategic acquisitions. Major players, including the likes of Amazon, Apple and Google have been acquiring a plethora of smaller businesses at an unprecedented rate, as they strive for dominance.

Amazon’s boss, Jeff Bezos, is on track to create an online store he claims will one day be “everything to everyone”. This ambition is being realised by a series of acquisitions culminating in the purchase of Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn (£10.8bn

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