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Whole Foods, Jeff Bezos quotes, and a halftime show from the Blind Boys of Alabama were the themes at Amazon’s all-hands meeting on Thursday in Seattle.

Thousands of employees filled Key Arena for Amazon’s latest company-wide gettogether.

First Seattle Amazon All Hands! This is amazing! #bepeculiar #amazonallhands

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was in attendance, taking questions from employees as he typically does at all-hands meetings.

Bezos was also quoted by other Amazon employees on stage.

Speakers included Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, who talked about the grocery retailer’s history and philosophy. Amazon acquired Whole Foods for $13.7 billion last year. Mackey said that “Amazon is improving our lives in so many ways.”

John Mackey said we’re smart 😍 #amazonallhands #wholefoods #bepeculiar

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Amazon Web Services VP Dorothy Nicholls spoke on stage about International Women’s Day.

Amazon’s new Spheres building also came up.

For a musical treat, Amazon brought out 5-time Grammy Award-winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama.


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