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Amazonís takeover of Whole Foods begins Monday ó and youíll see lower prices right away
Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Abha Bhattarai

Posted on 08/24/2017 11:45:40 AM PDT by be-baw

Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market will be finalized Monday, and shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amazon; amazonwholefoods; ecommerce; grocery; merger; wholefoods
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I'm looking forward to this. I used to drive 60 miles to go to the closest Whole Foods because I couldn't find fresh fish in town.

Now we have a Whole Foods in town, but I haven't visited yet, because their prices are so high.

1 posted on 08/24/2017 11:45:40 AM PDT by be-baw
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We have one in Destin.

Right down the street from WalMart and a Fresh Market....................


2 posted on 08/24/2017 11:48:39 AM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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shoppers will see an immediate markdown in prices on a number of items, including salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter.

Who cares, what about beer?

3 posted on 08/24/2017 11:48:45 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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I wonder if the quality of other things will change, though. I only shop at the one in town because of their ridiculously good cheese and charcuterie area, their olive bar, etc. For real food, it’s the Asian veggie/farm stand or Publix.

It is so ridiculously expensive, agreed.


4 posted on 08/24/2017 11:49:06 AM PDT by Mermaid Girl
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Can’t call it Whole Paycheck anymore? Bummer.


5 posted on 08/24/2017 11:49:43 AM PDT by proust (Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.)
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Amazon Whole Foods vs Walmart SuperCenters.


6 posted on 08/24/2017 11:50:43 AM PDT by goldstategop ((In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever))
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To: be-baw

I do not share the current fascination with avocados.
They taste like wax display fruit to me. Of course, I don’t eat guacamole either, so to each his own.

I do like salmon and cooked shrimp quite a bit.
I will be investigating any such sales.
Whole Foods also has a good selection of local honey.


7 posted on 08/24/2017 11:51:49 AM PDT by lee martell
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Beer sale end in my town yesterday. A 6-pack of 6.7% local craft beer for $7.99. Much cheaper thsn randalls safeway and some others. Even off sale that is true


8 posted on 08/24/2017 11:56:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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Absolutely quailty will change. And staff will be cut and i doubt they will keep the healthy living plans consulting for employees.


9 posted on 08/24/2017 11:57:20 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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KR, WMT getting smoked.


10 posted on 08/24/2017 11:59:06 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Apoplectic is where we want them!)
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“The two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone,” they said in a joint statement Thursday.

In other words, get ready for the "EBT cards accepted" sign on the front door.

11 posted on 08/24/2017 12:00:06 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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Prices will be lower...until Amazon takes over everything. Then they’ll charge whatever they want.


12 posted on 08/24/2017 12:00:48 PM PDT by Signalman
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Somebody call Obama! Tell him that under President Trump the price of arugula has gone down!!


13 posted on 08/24/2017 12:01:53 PM PDT by Obadiah
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I can’t see how the Whole Foods environment translates to shopping online. One can’t help but suspect its main function will be to take enough business away from other local health food stores to drive them out of business.


14 posted on 08/24/2017 12:03:30 PM PDT by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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“Amazon’s takeover of Whole Foods begins Monday — and you’ll see lower prices right away”

I don’t believe it.

There will be promotions, sales and loss leaders to get people into the store but over time they need to make a profit.

Amazon overpaid for Whole Foods and they need to get a return on their very expensive investment.

The only way to do that is to reduce quality and/or service and increase prices.


15 posted on 08/24/2017 12:06:16 PM PDT by detective
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And after they put the competitors out of business, they raise the prices.


16 posted on 08/24/2017 12:09:42 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Consistently acting in a way that is in opposition to our human nature is INSANITY.)
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Prices will be lower...until Amazon takes over everything. Then they’ll charge whatever they want.


17 posted on 08/24/2017 12:13:06 PM PDT by Signalman
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Or, Whole Foods will become a very important tax write-off for Amazon as Amazon doesn’t really care about Whole Foods.

Take a big tax write-off as the brand goes down the tubes. The real value to Amazon, beyond the tax benefit, is reverse engineering the whole food/agricultural distribution process. Whole Foods is Amazon’s lab rat.


18 posted on 08/24/2017 12:13:34 PM PDT by Obadiah
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LOL! A fine 10-year flashback! Attention all Iowans!


19 posted on 08/24/2017 12:14:03 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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...only way to do that is to reduce quality and/or service and increase prices

Really?! There's nothing Amazon can do on the operations side to improve efficiency and productivity? You're probably right. Amazon doesn't know a thing about low-cost operations.

20 posted on 08/24/2017 12:16:28 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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