Tag: Whole Foods

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Price of a Whole Foods basket of groceries has barely budged since Amazon took over | MarketWatch

Whole Foods had a high-priced reputation before retailing giant Amazon stepped in. Why hasn’t that changed? Even with the discounts offered to Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime members, the cost of a $400-plus broad basket of items purchased at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market only yields $1.50 in savings over prices one year ago, Gordon Haskett Research Advisors […]

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods | 512tech

“We’re thrilled for Whole Foods Market to be part of the Prime experience,” Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey said in a written statement. “Launching savings for Prime members is an amazing opportunity to bring our industry-leading quality standards and delicious food to more customers at a better price.” To use the program, customers […]

Could Whole Foods Become Cheaper Than Traditional Grocery Store Shopping? | Benzinga

Could Whole Foods Become Cheaper Than Traditional Grocery Store Shopping? | Benzinga

The Thesis The analysts estimate only 62 percent of Whole Foods shoppers are Prime members, and CNBC reported a 75-percent overlap. As Amazon’s subscription growth begins to slow, capturing the rest of the Whole Foods crowd could prove meaningful. Incremental price cuts may ultimately make Whole Foods cheaper than traditional grocers, and considering U.S. households […]

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds | pilotonline.com

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that […]

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

Prices still higher at Whole Foods than competitors, study finds | 512Tech

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores. Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than some competing grocery chains, according to a report by investment firm Morgan Stanley. A basket that Morgan […]

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

Five Great Ways To Order Groceries From Your Couch | Washingtonian

The Kind Where Several Stores Go to You FreshDirect and AmazonFresh are like Peapod in that they deliver all manner of groceries, but they source items from different purveyors. FreshDirect’s emphasis is on fresh—as in produce, eggs, and the like. Delivery costs $7.99. Amazon­Fresh wins raves for customer service and selection, including Whole Foods fare. It charges $14.99 […]

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare | CNBC

Whole Foods calls meeting with key vendors as tensions flare | CNBC

A major point of debate for its larger vendors is the new servicing fee, proposed in the last few months, which will charge vendors for Whole Foods’ efforts to centralize its merchandising, sources said. Still, some of the sources noted their reliance on Whole Foods as a customer gives them little power with which to […]

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

Alibaba Could Take Kroger to the Next Level Fast | The Motley Fool

A worthy opponent If a merger occurs, Kroger would become even more of a powerhouse in groceries, and a solid investment candidate. It’s already a quality company that has been knocked back due to the investments in pricing it needed to make to compete with Amazon and Walmart. The Amazon purchase of Whole Foods scared […]

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

Grocery shoppers could move online twice as fast as originally anticipated | CNBC

The shift is already evident: 49 percent of all shoppers bought a packaged good online within the last three months. That includes 61 percent of millennials and 44 percent of baby boomers. It also includes 54 percent of affluent households and 40 percent of low-income households. Grocery stores, cognizant of the price transparency the web […]

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Amazon store opening in Seattle on Monday uses cameras and sensors to track purchases | Public Radio International

Sleek black cameras monitoring from above and weight sensors in the shelves help Amazon determine exactly what people take. If someone passes back through the gates with an item, his or her associated account is charged. If a shopper puts an item back on the shelf, Amazon removes it from his or her virtual cart. […]