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10 things that are cheaper at Whole Foods today, thanks to Amazon

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10 things that are cheaper at Whole Foods today, thanks to Amazon
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America’s grocery price war is getting a lot more interesting! After stores like Aldi, Walmart and Kroger tweaked their prices this summer ahead of discount grocer Lidl’s arrival in the U.S. — there’s a brand new twist.

With Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market complete as of August 28, the company is determined to shed the “Whole Paycheck” image.

Read more: Amazon Prime members to receive exclusive discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon just lowered prices at Whole Foods Market

In a news release, Amazon pledged to make Whole Foods Market’s healthy and organic food affordable to everyone, starting with lower prices on a number of grocery staples on day one.

Clark.com visited a Whole Foods in Atlanta early Monday morning for a first look at the new, lower prices:

Whole Trade organic bananas

  • Old price: $0.89/pound
  • New price: $0.69/pound

Whole Trade bananas new price

Organic avocados

  • Old price: $3 each
  • New price: $1.99 each

Large brown eggs

  • Old price: $3.29
  • New price: $2.99

Whole Foods new egg price

Organic responsibly-farmed salmon

  • Old price: $12.99/pound
  • New price: $9.99/pound

Organic baby kale

  • Old price: $3.99
  • New price: $3.49

Whole Foods baby kale and baby lettuce low price

Animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef

  • Old price: $5.99/pound
  • New price: $4.99/pound

MaraNatha creamy and crunchy almond butter*

  • Old price: $9.99 to $11.99
  • New price: $6.99

*Whole Foods Market’s 365 almond butter was $7.99 at our store, but other reports indicate a reduced price of $6.99.

Whole Foods almond butter new price

Organic Gala apples

  • Old price: $2.79/pound
  • New price: $1.99/pound

Organic cheese shreds

  • Old price: $7.99
  • New price: $6.99

Whole Foods cheese

365 Everyday Value organic butter

  • Old price: $5.99
  • New price: $4.49

Editor’s note: “Before” prices were recorded on 8/25/17 and “after” prices are from 8/28/17.

Whole Foods to offer 3 exclusive perks for Amazon Prime members

Amazon says these price cuts at Whole Foods Market are just the beginning. Here are three additional big changes you can expect to see over time as the two companies integrate:

  1.  Amazon Prime will become Whole Foods Market’s customer rewards program, providing Prime members with special savings and other in-store benefits
  2. Whole Foods Market’s healthy and high-quality private label products will be available through Amazon.com, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now
  3. Amazon Lockers will be available in select Whole Foods Market stores for pickup and return of Amazon.com packages

One thing that isn’t changing is the name. The company will continue to operate under the Whole Foods Market brand and keep its existing CEO and headquarters in Austin, Texas.

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Mike Timmermann About the author:
Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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