Mark my words if Whole Foods Market sells out I am done shopping there! I am sure many many more will do the same!
My humble opinion is Whole Foods Market will not be sold just a rumor based on share price decline.
Publix has such a loyal following in Florida- they don't need to buy out anyone. I have a home there and up north. If they choose to execute a WFM segment they could do it in a New York minute. Publix is super strong. Just add them to the other retailers in this category that are taking a bite of the Whole Foods Pie.