Here's Why Whole Foods Will Only Make Amazon Even More of an Unstoppable Beast
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

So, Amazon (AMZN - Get Report) will soon officially own organic grocer Whole Foods (WFM) .

Judging by Amazon's past, its splashy $13.7 billion for Whole Foods shouldn't come as a complete shocker. 

Starting as an online bookseller in the 1990s, Amazon has expanded to cover clothing, groceries, and more as well as developed new ways in getting those products to its customers.

Here are some other big businesses making Amazon a seemingly unbeatable beast.

Amazon Bookstores
Amazon Bookstores

That Borders went bankrupt does not deter Amazon from opening brick-and-mortar bookshops, TheStreet reports.

Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services provides cloud storage and computer power to businesses, generating revenue of about  $3.66 billion per quarter.

Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo

Amazon beat Apple (AAPL - Get Report) market with this one, and it has paid dividends.

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Amazon Home Services
Amazon Home Services

For consultations, house cleaning or home improvement projects, Amazon has you covered.

Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle

In 2007, the Amazon Kindle increased the ways in which people could access books — and carry them.

Amazon Retail
Amazon Retail

Apparel sales account for 17% of all e-commerce activity, according to a Credit Suisse report. Amazon has a big chunk of that.

Amazon Fresh
Amazon Fresh

Amazon Fresh delivers groceries to consumers' doors same day or next day delivery. It introduced drive-up pickup locations in March.

The name may soon be changed to Whole Foods Fresh...

Amazon App
Amazon App

It comes automatically installed on many smartphones.

Amazon Handmade
Amazon Handmade

Amazon Handmade offers artisans a broader customer basis. Watch out, Etsy (ETSY - Get Report) .

Amazon Textbooks
Amazon Textbooks

Must have books, in the digital world.

Twitch
Twitch

Twitch is the No. 1 streaming site for video games and eSports with nearly 10-million users averaging two hours a day.

Amazon Lending
Amazon Lending

The service surpassed giving $3 billion in loans to small businesses last week, since its start in 2011.

Amazon Video
Amazon Video

Even Netflix (NFLX - Get Report) CEO Reed Hastings said Amazon is "awfully scary."

Amazon Prime Now
Amazon Prime Now

In certain cities, Prime Now offers one and two-hour delivery.

Amazon Drive
Amazon Drive

Drive is a cloud storage application offering cloud storage, file sharing and photo printing.

Amazon Studios
Amazon Studios

Transparent earned two Golden Globe Awards, becoming the first streaming-service show to win a Golden Globe for best series.

Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime

The six-month trial hooks you on free two-day delivery.

Amazon Wireless
Amazon Wireless

Amazon Wireless offers cell phones and service plans from AT&T (T - Get Report) , Sprint (S - Get Report) , T-Mobil (TMUS - Get Report) and Verizon (VZ - Get Report)  Communications.

Amazon Supply
Amazon Supply

The source for offers industrial and scientific components and maintenance, repair and operations supplies.

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Shop, and feel good supporting a cause about which you care.

Amazon Restaurant Delivery
Amazon Restaurant Delivery

Prime members in specific locations can get food from certain restaurants delivered to them through Prime Now.

Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited

For Prime members, $7.99 per month over $9.99 per month for Apple Music or Spotify Premium.

What's Hot on TheStreet
What's Hot on TheStreet

General Electric remains hot on everyone's minds: Change is in the air within the executive ranks at industrial giant General Electric (GE - Get Report) , which of course could mean deep cost cuts to jump-start a stalled stock price.

"The change is welcome," TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer said during an exclusive conference call with members of his Action Alerts PLUS club for investors about long-time CEO Jeff Immelt handing off the baton to John Flannery. "Flannery will make the tough cuts that Immelt seemed incapable of making. We're looking for $2 billion in savings."

The Deal's super reporter Ron Orol just dove deep into GE in this must-read.

Alibaba wants to dominate: TheStreet's Natalie Walters is live with the second part of her exclusive interview with Alibaba's (BABA - Get Report) vice chairman Joe Tsai. Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma recently made the bold prediction that the Chinese e-commerce giant would hit $1 trillion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by the 2020 fiscal year, and eventually serve two billion customers by 2036. Although Alibaba currently dominates the enormous Chinese market, achieving such lofty goals obviously would require a significant global expansion.

TheStreet takes you through Alibaba's big plans.

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