Whole Foods just got less expensive after Amazon completed its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods on Monday.
“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 reported:
“On Friday, Business Insider visited a Whole Foods location in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, and checked the prices on 15 items (including a few variations on similar items) mentioned by the companies. The total cost of the basket on Friday — pre-acquisition — was $97.76.”
“On Monday, we returned to the Gowanus Whole Foods and checked back in on the same items. This time, the total cost of the 15 items was $75.85. That’s a nearly 23% drop in the total cost.”
Here’s some of the items that customers are now saving:
- Whole Trade Banana: 30 cents (Price dropped to $0.49 a pound from $0.79)
- Lean Ground Beef: $2 (Price dropped to $4.99 a pound from $6.99)
- Local Grass-Fed 85% Lean Ground Beef: $4 (Price dropped to $6.99 a pound from $10.99)
- Four-pack of Organic Avocado: $0 (Price stayed at $6.99 for a pack of four)
- Hass Avocados: $1.01 (Price dropped to $1.49 each from $2.50)