Amazon Is Already Slashing Prices At Whole Foods So Much That Us Peasants Can Now Afford To Shop There

by 2 years ago

For those of you peasants who are unaware, Whole Foods is a place where smoking hot girls walk around in yoga pants to pay $8 for organic lettuce with daddy’s credit card. I’ve been in there a couple times and everyone looked at me like they knew I was six bucks away from overdrawing my checking account.

But that could all be changing after Amazon’s widely publicized $13.7 billion acquisition of the food chain, another chess move in Jeff Bezos’ plot to rule the world. The acquisition was announced back in June, but came to fruition Monday, and shoppers are already seeing a pretty stark decrease in prices.

“Starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come,” the companies said in a press release on Thursday.

Business Insider visited a Whole Foods location in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and checked the prices on 15 items. The sample basket they assembled dropped by a total price of 23%, or $22.11.

According to Bloomberg, some prices went down as much as 43 percent on Amazon’s first day of Whole Foods ownership. The store is labeling the price cuts as “New Lower Price,” with the tag “Whole Foods + Amazon.”

Oh, and if you want an Amazon Echo, you can find it right next to the organic, grass-fed beef, naturally.

[h/t Business Insider]

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