Amazon is going to give 10% off on all sale items at Whole Foods supermarkets along with discounts on selected popular items.
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Attention shoppers: Your Amazon Prime membership can now shave money off the groceries you buy at any Whole Foods location in Florida. However this is an interesting idea, tying together this idea of providing fresh foods at a good price to Prime members.
Amazon Prime Vice President Cem Sibay said Florida was chosen as the first state for new the Prime program because Whole Foods has a large presence in the Sunshine State, with 28 stores, including 11 in Broward and Miami-Dade South Florida.More news: Malaysia PM To Extend Tenure, Probe Najib's Regime
That will create a code on their phone that the Whole Foods cashier can scan at checkout. Amazon cut prices on many items at Whole Foods upon completing the acquisition a year ago, as part of its broader push into physical retail stores.
The move - which Amazon had been planning even before it closed the $13.5 billion acquisition of the organic grocer in August - is the latest link between Whole Foods and Amazon's broader commerce empire. However, studies showed that some prices later rose. The company says it ultimately plans to make Amazon Prime the Whole Foods Market customer rewards program.More news: ESPN Films & Netflix Team Up for Michael Jordan Doc Series
Amazon had hoped to integrate Prime into all of its Whole Foods stores earlier this year, but the effort has been hindered by technical difficulties, some of which are related to the company's point of sale systems at checkout, according to an employee not authorized to speak publicly.