Amazon officially takes over Whole Foods, slashes prices on grocery staples

Aug 28 2017, 8:18 pm

Now that Amazon has acquired Whole Foods Market, Canadians can expect lower prices on grocery store staples. Starting TODAY!

“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 in a press release.

“To get started, we’re going to lower prices… 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.”

The press release goes on to outline some of the savings customers can expect over time as the two companies integrate. Shoppers can look forward to 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.”

Daily Hive has confirmed that Canadian stores will also reap the benefits of price cuts.

At Toronto’s Yorkville location staff confirmed that most of the store-brand products have dropped in price. For example, Whole Food’s popular 365 Herbal Mint Conditioner was previously priced at $9.99 but as of today is two dollars cheaper, it’s new regular price is $7.99.

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Meanwhile, at the Cambie location in Vancouver, Daily Hive staff confirmed that avocados are now a dollar cheaper.

All those savings on avo toast means that millennials might just be back in the real estate game!

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