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The Supermarket Hero You Didn't Know About: Ludacris

Apparently, the rapper has been going around the country for years paying for people's groceries

(Newser) - In what People dubs the ultimate case of "Southern hospitality," a big name has been picking up folks' grocery tabs on the sly—at least until now. In a now-viral July 30 Facebook post , a woman named Therra detailed how she'd been down on her luck and... More »

New Prime Benefit: Extra Discounts at Whole Foods

Amazon benefit will be rolling out to stores in the US this summer

(Newser) - It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer. The benefits start Wednesday at stores in Florida and will expand nationwide this summer, the AP reports. Prime members will get an additional 10% off sale items and exclusive deals on... More »

Amazon Just Shared a Secret Number

Jeff Bezos reveals number of Prime subscribers

(Newser) - After years of speculation, Jeff Bezos finally disclosed the number of Amazon Prime subscribers Wednesday, and it was a big, round one: The CEO said in a letter to shareholders that the service now has at least 100 million subscribers, CNBC reports. He said the company shipped more than 5... More »

Amazon Has New Perk for Rewards Cardholders

They'll get 5% back at Whole Foods

(Newser) - Not that Amazon would tell you where to shop for groceries , but if you find yourself in the checkout line at its newly acquired Whole Foods, it might have a suggestion for how to pay. The retail behemoth is now offering 5% cash back to Prime members who use their... More »

Amazon Going for Grocery Rivals' Jugulars

It now offers 2-hour grocery delivery in 4 markets

(Newser) - If traditional grocers aren't intimidated by Amazon's no-checkout grocery store , they might be by the company's latest venture in the world of food. Amazon Prime subscribers in Dallas, Cincinnati, Virginia Beach, and Austin, Texas, can now buy Whole Foods groceries online and have them delivered in two... More »

Whole Foods' New System Is Leaving Workers in Tears

The scorecards seem to be the biggest pain point of OTS, per Business Insider

(Newser) - It's not a TPS report , but it may be just as stress-inducing. Business Insider reports that things aren't exactly hunky-dory at Whole Foods in the wake of Amazon's acquisition of it, and the 27 current and newly former employees it spoke with say the OTS system is... More »

Blue Apron Is Laying Off Hundreds of Workers

Move follows rough few months for meal-kit company

(Newser) - Crushed by Amazon? Blue Apron is cutting about 320 jobs, less than four months after the meal-kit seller became a public company. New York-based Blue Apron, which had nearly 5,400 employees in June, says the layoffs represent about 6% of its workforce. The company says the cuts were... More »

Now Whole Foods Is Warning of Credit Card Breach

It's unclear how many locations or customers were affected

(Newser) - Some Whole Foods customers may have had their credit card information stolen after the company stated Thursday it had been tipped about "unauthorized access of payment card information," Consumerist reports. The data breach would only affect cards used at the taprooms and full-service restaurants at some Whole Foods... More »

French Have Field Day With Whole Foods Cheese Map

The inaccuracies are inspiring widespread sass

(Newser) - In cheese-loving France, there's plenty of regional pride for which places first made, or exclusively produce, each fromage. So when Whole Foods displayed a French cheese map with glaring inaccuracies, an online melee ensued, reports Eater . It all started when French expat Mikaël, who lives in DC, on... More »

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

Eating an organic apple a day won't cost so much now

(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... More »

Amazon Prepares to Ruin 'Whole Paycheck' Jokes

Amazon expected to cut prices at Whole Foods starting Monday

(Newser) - Amazon expects to wrap up its acquisition of Whole Foods on Monday and is apparently ready to start combating that "Whole Paycheck" joke on day one. CNET reports Amazon will immediately be lowering prices on a number of products at Whole Foods, including eggs, salmon, avocados, kale, ground beef,... More »

Jessica Simpson Reacts Awesomely to Whole Foods' Chicken Salad Issue

'It happens to the best of us'

(Newser) - As soon as the Whole Foods chicken-salad-that's-actually-tuna debacle made headlines, people started making Jessica Simpson jokes. (One example: "Please don't tell @JessicaSimpson that Whole Foods sold chicken that was actually tuna," Jezebel tweeted when the news first came out.) The jokes were, of course, recalling... More »

Whole Foods Chicken Salad Recalled; It Doesn't Contain Chicken

It's actually tuna salad

(Newser) - If you recently bought "buffalo style chicken salad" at Whole Foods thinking it was, well, chicken ... it might not be. The retailer is recalling approximately 404 pounds of product that was mislabeled as chicken salad but is actually cranberry apple tuna salad, Mashable reports; the affected packages were distributed... More »

Love Whole Foods' Organics? How Amazon Could Alter Them

One view: Small farms could be hurt, and standards weakened

(Newser) - Amazon rocked the grocery world this month with its plan to buy Whole Foods . While the deal has not been approved yet, it's still generating all kinds of commentary on what it would mean for supermarkets and consumers. At the Washington Post , however, Caitlin Dewey assesses the "big... More »

Amazon Might Have Competition for Whole Foods

Experts believe another bid for the grocery chain is likely

(Newser) - Not so fast, Amazon. The tech giant's $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods made headlines last week, but the Los Angeles Times reports it may not be as done a deal as previously believed. Amazon agreed to pay $42 per share for the grocery chain, but those shares... More »

In Its Biggest Deal by Far, Amazon to Buy Whole Foods

$13.7B deal announced Friday

(Newser) - Amazon on Friday announced it is buying Whole Foods in its biggest deal by far: one valued at about $13.7 billion, including debt, reports the AP . Amazon will pay $42 per share of Whole Foods in a deal that is targeted to close in the second half of 2017.... More »

Whole Foods Introduces a 'Produce Butcher'

Slicing your own fruits and veggies is now a thing of the past

(Newser) - We put a man on the moon, yet somehow we're still cutting our own carrot sticks? Well not anymore! Fortune reports a new Whole Foods location in New York City's Bryant Park has a "produce butcher" on staff. The produce butcher will "cut, slice, dice, julienne,... More »

5 Food Trends to Watch for in 2017

Veggie pasta, purple cauliflower, and more

(Newser) - Perhaps you've never considered a meal of kelp pasta with purple asparagus and seaweed, but it could be your new favorite dish by this time next year, based on Whole Foods' predictions for the top food trends of 2017, per Consumer Affairs . Here's what to expect:
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Inside a Millennial Grocery: Tablets, TeaBot, No Deli Guy

No need to leave your air guitar at the door at 365 by Whole Foods Market

(Newser) - After three straight quarters of sales declines, Whole Foods is hoping a trendy new store format will lure millennials—and people of a "millennial mind-set," as the New Yorker was informed—away from competitors like Aldi and Trader Joe's. It's called "365 by Whole Foods... More »

FDA Warns Whole Foods About Filthy Kitchen

Multiple violations found at Mass. facility

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has sent Whole Foods Market a letter over "serious violations" at a Massachusetts kitchen, warning the grocer that food prepared there "may have been contaminated with filth," the AP reports. The FDA's Public Health Service describes multiple inspections conducted during February... More »

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