Updated, June 25, 2018:
We first learned of the Amazon and Whole Foods merger around this time last year, but one of the biggest perks of all is finally being rolled out. As Food & Wine reports, all Amazon Prime members will get exclusive Whole Foods discounts at all 365 Whole Foods stores nationwide, starting this Wednesday, June 27. Members can look for items with yellow sales tags, which indicates an additional 10% off for Prime members only. For the nationwide rollout this Wednesday, Amazon Prime shoppers can look out for the below discounts:
- Baby back pork ribs, animal welfare rated and no antibiotics, $4.99/lb (save $5/lb)
- Sockeye salmon, wild caught Marine Stewardship Council–certified, $13.99/lb (save $6/lb)
- Organic red cherries, $3.99/lb (save $2/lb)
- Organic yellow peaches, $1.99/lb (save $2/lb)
- Mochi ice cream, including flavors like chocolate, salted caramel, and green tea, self-serve, 5/$5
- All bulk items, including nuts, granola, and dried fruit, 25% off
- Organic Honest Lemonade, 32 oz., 2/$3
August 24, 2017:
You can add Whole Foods discounts to Amazon Prime's long list of perks. As Business Insider reports, the e-commerce giant's acquisition of Whole Foods will be complete on Monday, marking day one of exclusive grocery discounts for Prime members.
"Amazon and Whole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into the Whole Foods Market point-of-sale system, and when this work is complete, Prime members will receive special savings and in-store benefits," reads their joint press release.
"Customers will enjoy lower prices on products like whole trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic, responsibly farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal welfare–rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter, and much more," they specify.
As for the Whole Foods brand itself, the company maintains that it will remain true to its roots. "The company will maintain operations under the Whole Foods Market brand, preserve its high standards and commitment to providing the finest natural and organic foods, and continue to source from trusted vendors and partners around the world," it adds. Whole Foods' headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas, and CEO John Mackey will keep his position.
See the full release over on Amazon, and share your thoughts on the acquisition in the comments.