Avocados among first Whole Foods products to get cheaper


In the future, Amazon plans to integrate its Prime membership program into the Whole Foods checkout process.

Whole Foods Market's private label products-including 365 Everyday Value, Whole Foods Market, Whole Paws and Whole Catch-will be available through Amazon.com, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now. Conventionally grown bananas were also priced higher at Ralphs: 59 cents a pound, against 49 cents at Whole Foods.

Yet the idea that the upscale natural-foods-oriented chain with an outsized reputation for hefty price tags - remember its derisive moniker: "Whole Paycheck" - is charging less has consumers and the grocery industry considering the impact this price-trimming will have on pocketbooks, shopping patterns and competitors. After Monday's acquisition, the price dropped to $75.85, a drop of about 23 percent.

Workers gathered in big groups and moved around the Whole Foods store in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood Sunday evening, assessing items across different aisles.

Electronic assistant and voice activated Amazon Echo was for sale as well at Whole Foods for the price of $99.99, a big pivot into electronics for a business known for selling quinoa and kale.

Adding Whole Foods benefits should help Amazon attract more shoppers to its successful Prime scheme, which features two-day shipping for eligible purchases and unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows. Many people buy the same groceries each week; a system that learns users' food preferences and then automates their delivery or provides sales based on that knowledge would resemble Amazon's ability to provide subscription deliveries via online purchases of nonperishable goods.

The Kemps, a couple from Newark, said that it was their first time at a Whole Foods Market.

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Whole Foods headquarters will continue to be located in Austin, Texas but is stated to have access to Amazon's data and innovative processes that will eventually be rolled out such as the use of Amazon lockers in some Whole Foods locations.

"I noticed immediately that prices had gone down", said Jon Adams, a Poughkeepsie resident who often visits the Whole Foods location at Colonie Center.

Whole Foods only has 470 stores in the United States, according to NPR, compared to Walmart's 4,700 stores.

Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said the market has been on a mission to bring the highest quality food to customers. But this isn't likely, Mr. Shreedhar wrote in a June research note, as "the Canadian food retail market is substantially consolidated ..."

Whole Foods is going to change, but it's not going to become unrecognizable. From fresh fish to produce, prices were down across the board.

So although Amazon may have room to slash prices at Whole Foods, it may not be as much as some think, or it may have a much steeper impact on the bottom line.