Monday, August 28, 2017

Whole Foods is cutting prices

Amazon didn't waste any time in cutting prices at Whole Foods:





Amazon.com Inc. spent its first day as the owner of a brick-and-mortar grocery chain cutting prices at Whole Foods Market as much as 43 percent..... Rest of article.


Of course, we couldn't resist including this video:


26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those rotisserie chickens are even better at $9.99 instead of nearly $14. Special order burgers are goods too. Would like to see them try some new Indian dishes from the ones they always have.

Anonymous said...

Finally, some good news for Jackson! You can always count on Whole Foods to help turn the ship around.

Anonymous said...


Rotisserie Chicken is $4.99 at Sam's---you have been getting ripped off.

Messick said...

There are some deals to be had.

Dropped by for lunch today and noticed 10-count packages of organic, free-range Twinkies are $8.99. Ho-Hos are $8.49. A 2 liter bottle of fair trade Big Blue was priced at $3.99.

Anonymous said...

Whole Foods help turn the ship around????? LMAO!!!!! Whole Foods has (obviously) been ripping off its shoppers all these years! But go ahead and feel good about them if that's what you need to do so you don't feel quite so taken advantage of. HAHAHA

Anonymous said...

You can take Uber over there and help kill multiple local businesses in one round trip.

Anonymous said...

Whole Foods = Whole Paycheck

Anonymous said...

I fail to see how price reduction is bad for the consumer.

Anonymous said...

So will this open up the Whole Foods to the common man? What about the mystique? The branding... It's like selling Dolce and Gabana at the Walmarts.... :) . lol

Anonymous said...

Took all of 20 minutes for all of the grocery store experts to come out.

Anonymous said...

Wow. A $5 rotisserie chicken for $10. A 50% sale for millenials. Costco $4.99. But, but, non-GMO but but antibiotics. Same sources, usually Perdue as WF ripoff. Scale vs "upscale."

Look Out said...

Let's see if employees get to keep Whole Paycheck.
May be Part Check over the hill.

Anonymous said...

Are they gonna buy Skeeter's Wine Bar, too?

Toofer Anickle said...

I can't believe people are celebrating a reduction in price of a roasted chicken. If I'm not mistaken, they are less than five bucks at Kroger. But, at Kroger you can't go upstairs and circulate with the cool people.

Anonymous said...

Rainbow needs local support too. They have been part of the community for nearly 40 years.

Anonymous said...

@2:00 pm = sucker for sarcasm

Anonymous said...

Well the rotisserie chickens at WF are different styles like Cajun, Salt and Pepper, various spices etc. Not just roasted for the hoipolloi.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love mentioning Whole Foods and seeing the plebs fume on here. Enjoy the Piggly Wiggly.

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why Whole Foods is such a target. Those of us with food allergies are grateful for a wider selection and understand we have to pay more for specialty items.
When we go to any store, some of us are capable of weighing quality with price and can compare prices at different stores. Just as some of us don't wear a clothing label for attention or acceptance but look at the quality of fabric and how it's made.
I've been poor and rich and find nothing ennobling about either state. But, I do find that poverty can put a chip on one's shoulder and wealth can make someone arrogant if they lack character or intelligence. Or, poverty can make one rise to challenges and wealth can give one opportunities to make the world better. My life is blessed with those who can withstand the challenges and rise to the opportunities whatever life has dealt them.

Anonymous said...

Is there a pricing strategy that raises the cost of a rotisserie chicken four dollars if you sprinkle lemon-pepper on it?

Anonymous said...

Perdue chicken. "For instance, the Bloomberg report found that Whole Foods was charging $0.50 more per pound—$2.49—for its 365 Everyday Value antibiotic-free chicken thighs than thighs slaughtered at the same Perdue plant which retail for $1.99 elsewhere.*"

Whole Foods is for idiots who think they are "upscale." Uhh, Bubba, even WalMart has pepper roasted chicken, etc.

Folks with real money do drop by Dollar General, occasionally.

But not the "upscale" crowd. They need non GMO tissue to wipe the snotty noses, and fair trade handcrafted artisinal water to wash down the Perdue Plus Priced free range chicken.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of bedwetters. You want to eat your highly processed cheap Sams chicken? Knock yourself out. Enjoy it while you're back home watching Wheel of Fortune. Last time I checked, no one is holding a gun to anyones head making them go to Whole Foods. If I want to spend my money at Whole Foods, why do you care? You should be happy, it makes the aisle at Sams and Kroger less crowded while you shop for your big can of Spam.

Anonymous said...

You don't get "quality" by paying more for less efficient logistics and distribution of the same product. Or, maybe worse.

"The investigation looked at products that are weighed and labeled and found a "systematic problem" whereby customers were routinely overcharged for things like nuts, snack foods, poultry and other grocery products. Eight packages of chicken tenders—priced at $9.99 per pound—were inaccurately priced and labeled to the tune of a $4.13 overcharge to the customer per package, a store profit of $33.04 for the set. DCA says one package was overpriced as much as $4.85. "Additionally, 89 percent of the packages tested did not meet the federal standard for the maximum amount that an individual package can deviate from the actual weight, which is set by the U.S. Department of Commerce."

But, Bubba, yep, you are surely a "savvy consumer" who wouldn't be lured in by that "upscale" experience marketing to be among "the right kind of people."

Anonymous said...

@8:42 there was no need to bring Wheel of Fortune into this argument. Alec and Vanna are innocent bystanders.

Anonymous said...

South Park "Smug Alert" was a perfect parallel.

Anonymous said...

Alec is not on Wheel of Fortune.

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