- 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
- the price of some bananas was slashed to 49 cents per pound from 79 cents
Social media erupted after Amazon officially closed on the $13.7 billion deal.
it figures that with amazon buying whole foods and lowering avocado prices, my nearest grocery store raises the price of avocados— amber! (9-4) (@ermahgerd_amber) August 29, 2017
Amazon buying Whole Foods and making the prices cheaper.. THANK YOU. It should not cost a fortune to eat healthy.— Josh Osby (@JoshOsby87) August 29, 2017
wanna see some classism? listen to how upset ppl are getting about Amazon lowering Whole Foods prices so more ppl can afford to shop there— OG St_Syn (@theepurpleonion) August 24, 2017
I see people on social media literally praising the Lord over Amazon's decision to cut Whole Foods prices. I'd say this is a popular move.— Nathan Bomey (@NathanBomey) August 24, 2017
Amazon is lowering prices at Whole Foods starting Monday so in your face Powerball winner! In your face!— 🌴EnvyDaTropic™🌴 (@envydatropic) August 24, 2017
“It’s impressive they would execute the pricing strategy so quickly,” says Mark Hamrick, senior economic analyst at Bankrate.com.
“If the prices do go lower probably I would shop more here,” said Danny Hillel, a shopper at the Whole Foods store in Venice, California. “It’s a great thing as long as the quality stays the same.”