What Do We Call Whole Foods Now? Affordable?

Amazon.com Inc. slashed prices at Whole Foods Market stores on Monday, with some items seeing cuts up to 43 percent.

Items like organic Fuji apples and organic rotisserie chicken were accompanied by orange signs showing the old price, the new price, and text reading “More to come...”

In total, over 400 items have seen price cuts.

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According to "Bloomberg," prices on whole trade organic bananas fell 30 percent, responsibly farmed tilapia fell 33 percent, and organic Fuji apples fell 43 percent. 

Since Amazon won the antitrust approval by the FTC last week, the e-commerce giant has made some big announcements about both of the the companies’ futures. 

Soon, Whole Foods’ healthy and high-quality private label products will be available through Amazon.com, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry, and Prime Now. Amazon lockers will be available in select Whole Foods Market stores where customers will be able to pick up products shipped from Amazon.com.

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In addition, Amazon Prime is becoming Whole Foods Market’s customer rewards program, meaning Prime members can expect special savings and other in-store benefits.

Stay tuned for more on this and other industry news from Foodable!
 

 
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Amazon Mobile App Takes on Food Delivery

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Amazon is officially taking on food delivery under the name: Amazon Restaurants. It is available now to over 20 cities in the United States.

The service is still exclusively available online to Prime members, but now also through the Amazon mobile app, Prime Now. 

Navigating the Amazon Mobile App

  • Tap the menu icon 
  • Tap on: "See all programs"
  • Scroll down to: "Amazon Restaurants"
  • Browse restaurant selection after typing in your ZIP code

As Foodable previously reported, Amazon started testing the food delivery services in Seattle back in 2014. Just this year, the logistics company began to deliver food in Las Vegas and District of Columbia.

Below you can find a complete list of cities where Amazon’s delivery services are available:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Baltimore
  • Brooklyn
  • Chicago
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Phoenix
  • Portland
  • Manhattan
  • Miami
  • Minneapolis
  • Northern Virginia
  • Orlando
  • Oakland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Seattle and the Eastside
  • Tampa
  • Las Vegas