Whole Foods is about to get a lot cheaper for Amazon Prime customers–as well as everybody else.
The online shopping giant said Thursday that it will volunteer supermarket rejects to members of the program starting when the $13.7 billion agreement is expected to close next Monday.
The company also said Whole Foods’ famously steep expenditures would be lowered across the board for all customers.
Prices will be lower on a great variety of commodities including bananas, eggs, salmon, tilapia, kale, lettuce, ground beef, apples and, yes, avocados, is in accordance with an Amazon press release.
“We’re determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone, ” said Amazon Worldwide Consumer CEO Jeff Wilke in a statement. “Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality — we will lower prices without accommodation Whole Foods Market’s long-held commitment to the highest standards.”
An Amazon spokesperson called the initial deductions a “down payment on that vision” and said there would be “more to come” in the future.
Amazon said it’s previously refurbishing Whole Foods’ remittance pulpits to make its Prime membership program government officials purchaser wages planned for the stores.
Among Amazon’s other plans for the grocery store are positioning Amazon pick-up cupboards at sure-fire Whole Foods locales and folding the chain’s private descriptions like 365 Everyday Value into the site’s own growing collecting.
Whole Foods has faced legal action in the past alleging the order of surcharging purchasers. The company had also been fighting for months before the consolidation was announced as other storages offered its organic fresh fare for cheaper.
The announcement comes the day after the Federal Trade Commission gave the administer the green light, and Whole Foods shareholders voted to formally approve it.
Amazon firstly announced it would acquire the series early the summer months, sending grocery and other retail furnishes slumping as investors obsessed over the online supermarket behemoth’s potential to upend the infinite. Shares of supermarket monsters like Kroger and Costco again came upon Thursday’s announcement that the bargain is set to close.