Amazon introduces special Whole Foods discounts for Prime members

Whole Foods discounts for Amazon Prime members coming this summer

Whole Foods discounts for Amazon Prime members coming this summer

Prime members, starting today, will be able to take 10 percent off Whole Foods' hundreds of sale items, as well as receive other "weekly deep discounts" on best sellers, Amazon says.

This post was syndicated from Digital Trends. "With a total of 463 stores in the US and roughly 1% share of the separated USA grocery market, Whole Foods had gained strength since the last summer when it merged with Amazon".

Hello. Add your message here.

Discounts for Prime members will work through the Whole Foods Market app. Amazon says Prime members will sign into the app using their Amazon accounts, and then scan the "Prime Code" inside the app when they check out at Whole Foods. But turning its Prime membership into the Whole Foods loyalty program could drive more people to its stores.

Competition in the grocery market is fierce with leaders being Walmart and Kroger. "What we've seen is when we do special deals for Prime members, we get a lot of traffic".

For instance, this week in Florida, wild-caught halibut steaks will be $9.99 a pound, about half the regular price. "By offering greater discounts on sale items, and exclusive deals like $10 off a pound for sustainably-sourced, wild-caught halibut, launching savings for Prime members is an fantastic opportunity to bring our industry-leading quality standards and delicious food to more customers at a better price".

Cold-brew coffee at Allegro coffee bars: 50 percent off 16 oz.

The Seattle-based Internet behemoth, which acquired the grocery chain in August for $13.7 billion, has been lowering prices on organic foods and giving Prime members special coupons to save at the store as it continues to integrate the companies.

These in-store savings are not the only way Amazon has been tying Whole Foods to its larger business.

In a statement, Whole Foods co-founder and CEO John Mackey described the latest initiative as an "amazing opportunity" to sell to more customers at a better price.

As for retail giant Amazon, the data it gathers from Whole Foods in another tool it can leverage to better understand how its Prime members shop, as well as how the company can get them to buy more.

Recommended News

  • UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

    UN Mideast envoy condemns violence in Gaza

    UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday condemned the latest round of violence in Gaza.
    Lost asteroid to fly between moon and Earth tonight

    Lost asteroid to fly between moon and Earth tonight

    Space rock " Asteroid 2010 WC9 " will have a near-Earth encounter, about half the lunar distance, on May 15, media reports said. An asteroid of this size only passes this close every decade or so, making this a fairly rare occurrence.
    Zarif calls Russia's position on nuclear deal

    Zarif calls Russia's position on nuclear deal "very promising"

    After the Chinese capital, Zarif will attend talks in Moscow and Brussels with representatives of the pact's other signatories. However, President Trump has explicitly noted that USA hopes to reach a "fair" deal with Iran through new rounds of talks.
  • Top US Senate intelligence Democrat backs Trump CIA nominee

    Top US Senate intelligence Democrat backs Trump CIA nominee

    Green Beret sniper Tim Kennedy wholeheartedly supports Haspel's nomination, calling her an "amazing hero". Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.
    Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar: 'Transfer talk is annoying'

    Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar: 'Transfer talk is annoying'

    The 26-year-old Brazil worldwide succeeded team-mate Edinson Cavani and was presented with the prize by compatriot Ronaldo. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has been named France's Player of the Year at an awards ceremony in Paris on Sunday.
    OnePlus 6 leaks completely on Amazon

    OnePlus 6 leaks completely on Amazon

    OnePlus 6 launch is just around the corner and the company has been revealing several features of its upcoming flagship. As we all were expecting, the phone is costlier than OnePlus 5T because the phone was launched starting at €499.
  • National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    National Peace Officers Memorial Day

    Officer Cox's friends, family and a delegation from the Rockford Police Department attended the vigil. Throughout his time in uniform, he continued to pursue opportunities to better serve the community.
    Gotham's Fifth And Final Season Won't Arrive Until 2019

    Gotham's Fifth And Final Season Won't Arrive Until 2019

    According to an entertainment website, the final installment will revolve around Bruce Wayne's transformation into Batman. Gotham is now made by Fox , the same studio that got rid of Brooklyn Nine-Nine before NBC came to the rescue.
    McCain 'surprised' WH aide not fired for snide remark

    McCain 'surprised' WH aide not fired for snide remark

    The White House on Friday declined to condemn comments made by a special assistant to President Donald Trump dismissing Sen. John McCain leaked from a closed-door meeting, according to multiple senior White House officials.
  • Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland will soon arrive in London

    Meghan Markle's mother Doria Ragland will soon arrive in London

    "I hate the idea of missing one of the greatest moments in history and walking my daughter down the aisle", Mr Markle told TMZ . He reportedly told TMZ: 'They [doctors] will go in and clear blockage, fix damage and put a stent where it is needed'.

    Crude oil stable as OECD inventories fall

    Higher crude oil prices, meanwhile, support the value for the eventual public offering of Saudi Aramco, the biggest oil company in the world.
    Controversial pro-Trump pastor gives blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening

    Controversial pro-Trump pastor gives blessing at Jerusalem embassy opening

    Speaking on Fox News Radio, Jeffress said he had a specific plan for his prayer at the new embassy. The message was clear but Hagee said his position was misrepresented and "the ugliest of lies".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.