Amazon Go expands, price cut at Whole Foods
Amazon Go expands, price cut at Whole Foods. Amazon is bringing its grocery store without checkout lines to Chicago and San Francisco, the company said in a statement this week, confirming reports it will expand the concept beyond its pilot in Seattle. It was not clear when the new stores will open.
Amazon posted job listings for Amazon Go store managers in San Francisco and Chicago last month. News of the listings was reported by The Seattle Times on Monday. In other news, Amazon has fired another shot in the supermarket wars, debuting a Prime loyalty program that includes an extra 10% off on sales items and weekly discounts at Whole Foods. Read more here and here.
The discount will apply to what the company said are hundreds of products and weekly discounts on best-selling items. Customers can take advantage of the offer by scanning the Whole Foods app at checkout.
When the discount is applied nationwide, it will also go into effect at Whole Foods’ smaller 365 markets. Among the items on sale in Florida from May 16 through May 22 are Kind brand granola, organic strawberries and sustainably-sourced, wild-caught halibut steaks.