Immediately, it will cut some prices an undisclosed amount, to help Whole Foods reach more customers, and integrate some Amazon services into the stores.
For instance, subscribers of the Amazon Prime service will get "special savings and other in-store benefits" when they shop at Whole Foods.
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Amazon's takeover of Whole Foods leaves supermarket chains around the world facing a new challenge from the world's biggest online retailer.
Amazon.com drew one step closer to buying Whole Foods Market on Wednesday as shareholders of the high-end grocer voted to give their blessing to the $13.7 billion acquisition. Prime members are also more likely to make purchases from Amazon, and they spend more money.
If he were another retailer who was locked out of deals with Amazon or Google, McKnight said, "I'd be wetting my trousers now".
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Whole Foods, purveyor of kale and other upper middle-class household staples, has been acquired by Amazon, purveyor of everything that can possibly be purveyed.
There will eventually be Amazon lockers in stores for returning items bought online.
Wilke continues, "To get started, we're going to lower prices beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples, including Whole Trade organic bananas, responsibly-farmed salmon, organic large brown eggs, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, and more". Now, with Amazon's backing, the chain stands to become a formidable competitor in what's shaping up to be a grocery-industry war.
Here an Amazon customer will be able to pick up any Amazon order, while purchasing organic produce. When Amazon purchased Whole Foods, the chain had about 460 standalone stores. It could also bring in new consumers who can then be urged to shop for food and other products online.More news: US Open Odds: Roger Federer favored to win men's singles 8/25/17