WE SCOPED OUT WHAT’S ON SALE AT THE NEWARK WHOLE FOODS IN THE WAKE OF THE AMAZON ACQUISITION
Published August 28, 2017 | Brick City Live
Amazon officially acquired Whole Foods today, and as they announced last week, have begun cutting prices on best-selling staple items in Whole Foods stores.
Amazon and Whole Foods’ technology teams will also soon integrate Amazon Prime into the Whole Foods point-of-sale system, and when this work is complete, Prime members will receive special savings and in-store benefits. The two companies say they will innovate in additional areas over time, including in merchandising and logistics, to enable lower prices for Whole Foods customers.
Brick City Live visited the Newark Whole Foods this morning to scope out deals, which were still in the process of being marked with small orange placards that touted each item’s “New Lower Price.” Some price drops, like the 67 percent markdown on apples, were dramatic. Others were more subtle: a selection of marinara jars in the sauces and condiments aisle notched down 7 percent.
Here are the deals we found this morning.
Bananas: $0.49/lb (down from $0.79/lb) | Organic: $0.69/lb. (Down from $0.99/lb)
Organic Fuji Apples ($1.99/lb, down from $3.49/lb)
Hass Avocados: $1.49 each (down from $2.50)
Meat & poultry aisle
Boneless rib-eye steak: $13.99/lb (down from $17.99/lb)
New York Strip Steak: $13.99/lb (down from $17.99/lb)
85% Lean Beef: $4.99/lb (down from $5.99) | 85% Lean Grass-Fed Ground Beef: $6.99/lb (down from $9.99/lb)
Organic Whole Chicken: $2.99/lb (down from $3.49/lb)
Tilapia Fillets: $7.99/lb (down from $10.99/lb) | Atlantic Salmon Fillets: $9.99/lb (down from $12.99/lb)
Club Pack Salmon Portions: $19.99/32 0z. (down from $21.99/32 oz.)
Cage-free Non-GMO Extra Large Grade A Eggs: $3.19/dozen (down from $3.79/dozen)
Cage-free Omega-3 Large Grade A Eggs: $3.99/dozen (down from $4.39/dozen)
Organic Cage-free Extra Large Grade A Eggs: $4.12/dozen (down from $4.49/dozen)
Cage-free Non-GMO Large Brown Grade A Eggs: $2.99/dozen (down from $3.49/dozen)
Rotisserie Chicken: $7.99 each (down from $8.99 each)
Cheerios: $2.99/12 oz. box (down from $3.99/12 oz box)
Honey Nut Cheerios: $3.79/12 oz. box (down from $4.99/12 oz. box)
365 brand spring water : $0.89/gallon (down from $1.49/gallon)
365 brand spring water: $2.49/2.5 gallons (down from $3.69/2.5 gallons)
365 brand distilled water: $0.89/gallon (down from $1.49/gallon)
Sauces and condiments aisle
Assorted pasta sauces: $2.79/25 oz (down from $2.99/25 oz)
According to statements by Whole Foods and Amazon, more price drops on staple items will be rolled out in the coming weeks.
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