Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Set to Close Monday
August 25, 2017
acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017,
and the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole
Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for
everyone. As a down payment on that vision, Whole Foods Market will
offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling
grocery staples across its stores, with more to come.
“We’re determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for
everyone. Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality –
we will lower prices without compromising Whole Foods Market’s long-held
commitment to the highest standards,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon
Worldwide Consumer. “To get started, we’re going to lower prices
beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples,
including Whole Trade organic bananas, responsibly-farmed salmon,
organic large brown eggs, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, and
more. And this is just the beginning – we will make Amazon Prime the
customer rewards program at Whole Foods Market and continuously lower
prices as we invent together. There is significant work and opportunity
ahead, and we’re thrilled to get started.”
• Starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come. Customers will enjoy lower prices on products like Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter, and much more.
• In the future, after certain
technical integration work is complete, Amazon Prime will become Whole
Foods Market’s customer rewards program, providing Prime members with
special savings and other in-store benefits.
• Amazon Lockers will be available in
select Whole Foods Market stores. Customers can have products shipped
from Amazon.com to their local Whole Foods Market store for pick up or
send returns back to Amazon during a trip to the store.