Andrew Somple, left, senior vice president with NAI James E. Hanson, and Matthew Harding, right, president, Levin Management Corporation Andrew Somple, left, senior vice president with NAI James E. Hanson, and Matthew Harding, right, president, Levin Management Corporation

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, NJ—The busy Whole Foods store on Route 73 in this Burlington County suburb of Philadelphia continues to pack in shoppers, as observers try to parse out the meaning of Amazon.com’s $17 billion purchase of the grocery chain. The store here is one of 17 stores statewide that are included in the big acquisition.