Amazon to drop prices, add benefits at Whole Foods

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Students subscribed to Amazon Prime’s student option and Amazon Prime members will receive additional benefits and in-store savings across Whole Foods stores.

Prices at Whole Foods Market, including the on campus location at 2201 I St., will drop Monday when the health focused supermarket officially merges with online retailer Amazon.

When the merger closes Monday, the retailer will reduce prices of “a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come,” Whole Foods Market and Amazon announced in a joint press release on their websites Thursday.

Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs and 365 Everyday Value organic butter will all have reduced prices Monday, along with other items throughout the store, according to the release.

Students subscribed to Amazon Prime’s student option and Amazon Prime members will receive additional benefits and in-store savings in the near future, according to the press release.

Whole Foods Market brands, like 365 Everyday Value, Whole Foods Market, Whole Paws and Whole Catch, will also be available on Amazon.com, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now after the merger.

Whole Foods Market on the corner of I and 22nd streets opened its doors in 2011, and began accepting GWorld when it opened.

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