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Attention, Amazon Prime Members: You’re in Luck at Whole Foods

June 17, 2018 |

One year after Amazon.com bought Whole Foods, the e-commerce giant is offering Prime members discounts and perks at the grocer, in an effort to capture even more of their spending.
WSJ.com: US Business

Amazon-Whole Foods: A year later, what has changed?

June 12, 2018 |

One year ago this week, Amazon.com loudly declared its intention to become a grocery industry heavyweight by agreeing to buy Whole Foods Market.

The $ 13.7-billion deal practically guaranteed sweeping change in a segment of the retail world that hadn’t yet felt the sting of e-commerce. By marrying…


L.A. Times – Business

A Year After Amazon Devoured Whole Foods, Rivals Are Pursuing Countermoves

June 10, 2018 |

Amazon.com’s acquisition has triggered change in the food industry, with major grocery chains offering home delivery while some food makers seek to better sell through the e-commerce giant.
WSJ.com: US Business

New Prime Benefit: Extra Discounts at Whole Foods

May 16, 2018 |

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 certain…
Newser

This Whole Foods Dishwasher Is an Everest Record-Holder

April 17, 2018 |

Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times—and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record…
Newser

5 Foods Not Allowed in the US

February 27, 2018 |

If you grew up in Scotland and were hoping you’d still be able to enjoy haggis now that you live in the US … you’re out of luck. The Scottish favorite—a sheep stomach stuffed with sheep heart, liver, and lung meat mixed with spices, onions, and oats—can’t be imported…
Newser

Amazon Prime is rolling out Whole Foods two-hour grocery delivery

February 8, 2018 |

Amazon delivery is coming to Whole Foods.

The online retailing giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon.com Inc.’s $ 99-a-year Prime membership.

The move is the latest by Amazon to put its stamp on its recent purchase of Whole Foods Market….


L.A. Times – Business

Whole Foods’ New System Is Leaving Workers in Tears

February 4, 2018 |

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 a big part…
Newser

Amazon’s Grocery Sales Increased After It Devoured Whole Foods

January 15, 2018 |

Whole Foods’ brand items like bacon, coconut water and frozen blueberries helped Amazon gobble up more U.S. online grocery sales last year. Products carrying the natural foods chain’s brand helped push sales at Amazon’s online grocery-delivery service, AmazonFresh, up 35%.
WSJ.com: US Business

200 More Foods Are Now 0 Points on Weight Watchers

December 5, 2017 |

Rejoice, all you calorie-counting lovers of eggs, yogurt, and lobster! Today, Weight Watchers announced that it is adding more than 200 items to its list of foods that have zero points on its SmartPoints rating system. Which means you can now eat as many skinless chicken breasts and as much…
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