Amazon plans to add Whole Foods stores

(Fox News) - Amazon plans to reverse the slowing growth and layoffs at Whole Foods that marked the years before the e-commerce giant took over the supermarket chain.

Amazon is planning to build and expand Whole Foods stores across the U.S. to put more customers within range of the e-commerce giant's two-hour delivery service, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The push would bring Whole Foods to more suburbs and other areas where the natural grocer is quickly adding customers since the merger in 2017.

Amazon and Whole Foods declined to comment on new store construction or spending.