Amazon promised Thursday that the same day its purchase of Whole Foods was sealed, it would cut prices at its newly acquired high-end grocery stores across the country.
Sure enough, as Whole Foods shoppers entered the store Monday morning, prices had been slashed on many popular items.
Whole Trade Bananas, Fuji and Gala apples, ground beef and eggs were just a few of the things with lower prices Monday morning at the South Lake Union store in Seattle.
Whole Foods’ store-brand eggs went from $3.79 to $2.99 a dozen.
Gala and Fuji apples were $1 cheaper per pound Monday morning.
Grass-fed ground beef dropped from $9.99 a pound, according to Times photos Friday morning, to $6.99 Monday morning.
Whole Foods’ store-brand almond butter dropped from $7.99 to $6.99.
Shoppers Kate Gomberg and Rick Boretsky, of Vancouver, B.C., don’t frequently go to Whole Foods, but as they sat outside the South Lake Union location Monday morning, they said that might change.
Boretsky and Gomberg don’t shop online, so their experience was different from that of Erik Swanson, an employee at the Center for Infectious Disease Research two blocks down from Whole Foods, who stopped by to shop Monday morning.