Under Amazon, This Item Is 43% Cheaper at Whole Foods

Eating an organic apple a day won't cost so much now
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2017 11:57 AM CDT
Organic baby kale that has been reduced in price appears on sale at a Whole Foods in New York on Monday.   (AP Photo/Joseph Pisani)
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(Newser) – Under Amazon, "Whole Paycheck" may need to be updated as "Most-but-Not-All-of-My Paycheck." Amazon on Monday finalized its $13.7 billion takeover of the grocer, and Bloomberg reports new orange signs marked "Whole Foods + Amazon" now appear throughout the grocery store and herald the new prices shoppers get under the merger. Both Bloomberg and Business Insider went shopping at NYC-area Whole Foods last week, then returned again Monday to get updated prices. Here are eight items that no longer cost what they once did:

  1. Organic bananas: $0.99 per pound to $0.69 (30% decrease)
  2. Farm-raised Atlantic salmon: $14.99 per pound to $9.99 (33% decrease)
  3. Organic large brown eggs: $4.29 per dozen to $3.99 (7% decrease)
  4. 85% lean ground beef: $6.99 per pound to $4.99 (29% decrease)
  5. Organic avocados: $2.79 each to $1.99 (29% decrease)
  6. Organic packaged baby kale: $3.99 per package to $3.49 (13% decrease)
  7. Organic rotisserie chicken: $13.99 each to $9.99 (29% decrease)
  8. Organic Fuji apples: $3.49 per pound to $1.99 (43% decrease)
See the full list of price cuts here, or read about what else Amazon has planned for Whole Foods here. (Read more Whole Foods stories.)

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