Key Words: Whole Foods CEO is head over heels in love with Amazon

John Mackey, the chief executive of Whole Foods Market Inc., sounded positively smitten Friday at a town hall meeting in which he told employees about the company’s pending acquisition by Amazon.com Inc.

“It was actually mutual friends set us up on a blind date,” Mackey said, according to a transcript of the meeting released Monday. Mackey said after he and a team of Whole Foods WFM, +1.27% executives met with Amazon AMZN, +0.76% representatives in Seattle about six weeks ago, “It was truly love at first sight.”

‘This is not a Tinder relationship.’

John Mackey, Whole Foods CEO

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