Amazon-Whole Foods Deal: 1 Year Later
See what four grocery retail experts have to say on the one-year anniversary of Amazon's announcement that it intends to acquire Whole Foods.
The deals aren’t limited to in-store: Customers can enjoy them through Seattle-based Amazon’s delivery service, which uses Prime Now to bring groceries from Whole Foods stores to front doors. Prime Now grocery delivery, along with the special savings, is currently available in Atlanta; Austin; Baltimore; Boston; Cincinnati; Dallas; Denver; Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Richmond, Va.; Sacramento, Calif.; San Diego; San Francisco; and Virginia Beach, Va.
According to Amazon Prime VP Cem Sibay, Prime members have adopted the new perks at “one of the fastest rates” he has seen since the rollout began in mid-May. Since then, members have saved millions of dollars on products.
“Since launching Prime savings at Whole Foods Market, we’ve seen excitement and momentum from both Prime members and our supplier partners,” said A.C. Gallo, president and COO at Whole Foods Market. “Our weekly Prime member deals are a hit, and we’re excited that Prime members across the U.S. will now be able to take advantage of these savings in our stores.”