A change done came to Whole Foods…
In case you haven’t heard, Amazon.com purchased the upscale grocery store chain for a whopping $13.7 BILLION and spent its first day as the new owner lowering prices up to 43%.
Look at God!
At the store on East 57th Street in Manhattan, organic fuji apples were marked down to $1.99 a pound from $3.49 a pound; organic avocados went to $1.99 each from $2.79; organic rotisserie chicken fell to $9.99 each from $13.99, and the price of some bananas was slashed to 49 cents per pound from 79 cents. The marked-down items had orange signs reading “Whole Foods + Amazon.” The signs listed the old price, the new price and “More to come…”.
“Price was the largest barrier to Whole Foods’ customers,” said Mark Baum, a senior vice president at the Food Marketing Institute, an industry group. “Amazon has demonstrated that it is willing to invest to dominate the categories that it decides to compete in. Food retailers of all sizes need to look really hard at their pricing strategies, and maybe find some funding sources to build a war chest.”
Now, that’s how you level up!
I went into Whole Foods ONCE and instantly knew my wallet and I had made a wrong turn.