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Amazon buys Whole Foods

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I should check out TJ's - didn't know about the better prices 

 

..like..I always ordered these premium priced, higher-quality, hard to get items on Amazon bc I couldn't find them in grocery stores 

 

But I was thinking that with Amazon + WF acquisition, the  algorithms used and data gathered by Amazon could better predict exactly what  premium items to stock and we could see it on WF shelves 

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The current article being mentioned:

"Amazon again slashes Whole Foods prices, doubles Prime member weekly deals"

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Amazon-owned Whole Foods announced a third round of price cuts that will see the grocer discounting hundreds of items, offering an average savings of 20 percent. Produce is an area of specific focus in this wave of price cuts, with lowered prices on seasonal items including greens, tomatoes, tropical fruits, and more. In addition, Amazon will expand its Prime benefits offered to Whole Foods shoppers with a larger selection of weekly deals, the company says.

But what's the point of price cuts when prices eventually go up again? It's just temporary PR.

 

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@JoNorvelleWalker

 

fair enough

 

very fair id say !

 

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just keep buying

 

that what Id say !

 

come on !

 

 its Tax Season !

 

laugh as best as you might 

 

JB and I will work this out.

 

just saying

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Bought organic grape tomatoes for $2/pint today, plus Prime discount, net $1.80. They did have good prices on many items in fresh produce, although I was disappointed that there were no ripe altufo mangoes. 

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@rotuts could you say more about what exactly you have against the Whole Foods -- Amazon business model?  That dry aged rib was pretty good.  And, no, I couldn't find Kool-Aid listed on the site.

 

Interestingly when I ordered a couple days ago before the price reductions, organic asparagus was $2.99 a pound.  At the moment organic asparagus is $4.99 a pound.

 

Though a Hass avocado is $0.68.

 

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over priced in general.

 

but now that I own AMZN , Im happy if everyone would shop there.

 

in the earlier days when I look it over , seemed a place for the smug and effete to meet.

 

that's what they were selling back then.

 

remember ' Asparagus Water '

 

coildnt found that at the A & P.

 

anyway , I will look over the aged meat.  something I might splurge on .

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"Amazon to shutdown U.S. restaurant delivery service"

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Amazon is closing its U.S. restaurant delivery service, a 4-year-old business that failed to take off amid fierce competition from Uber Eats, Door Dash and others.

At least they know when to give up the ghost, so to speak.


 

“Peter: Oh my god, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits. It says, 'Oooooo.'

Brian: Peter, those are Cheerios.”

– From Fox TV’s “Family Guy”

 

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8 hours ago, Toliver said:

"Amazon to shutdown U.S. restaurant delivery service"

At least they know when to give up the ghost, so to speak.

 

They never offered the restaurant delivery service where I am.  Amazon starts a lot of projects.  Some work, some don't.  Maybe Amazon will put restaurants in their walk-in bookstores and make deliveries from there.  More likely I'm guessing prepared meals delivered from Whole Foods.

 

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I kept getting coupons from Amazon Restaurants, like $10 off types,  never used them.  I don't know anyone that used the service locally.  I use Amazon heavily but that was one of their services that didn't resonate with my lifestyle. 

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Im not sure if it matters

 

the news articles in the WSJ suggest that Amazon didn't promote it

 

they have their hands full making WF more than the sum of its parts

 

and a place to try to sell 3d rate hardware.

 

[ed.:  rotuts has 3 - 4 shares of AMZN , to be clear . ]

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