Did Prices Drop at Your Local Whole Foods?

Now that Amazon owns the high-end grocer, you should be seeing cheaper produce and meat in your local store.
Whole Foods store

Amazon recently entered the grocery game, acquiring Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. And the online giant is wasting no time when it comes to slashing prices — in fact, it did so on its first day of Whole Foods ownership.

Some locations are also providing shoppers the opportunity to buy the Amazon Echo in-store. Even more changes are on the way, as Amazon will reportedly roll out in-store perks for its Prime customers in the future.

Save Up to 43%, Depending on Your Location

To celebrate the acquisition, Amazon dropped the prices of certain staples by up to 43%. Bananas, avocados, tilapia, ground beef, and large brown eggs all received price cuts, with some locations seeing more notable drops than others.

Bananas, avocados, tilapia, ground beef, and large brown eggs all received price cuts.

Areas like Austin, Texas already tend to have lower prices; the price drops there amounted to about 22% on average. Meanwhile, New York City saw a larger overall drop of 25%.

Discounts for All

Some discounts were applied to stores across the country. All Whole Foods shoppers should have seen a $2-per-pound price drop on 85% lean ground beef, and a $1 drop on Whole Foods' own almond butter. Other items received discounts at every store, but the amount of savings varied. For instance, organic apples dropped to $1.99 per pound from as much as $3.49 per pound, depending on the location.

Readers, have you shopped at Whole Foods since these price changes were implemented? How much have you saved? Let us know in the comments below!

Julie Ramhold
Senior Staff Writer/Consumer Analyst

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No, because unlike AmazonFresh, GoogleExpress sells absolutely no perishables. No fruit or vegetables, no meat or seafood. Only canned goods you can get cheaper anywhere else
Where any of these savings passed along to customers through Google Express?