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Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices by up to 43 percent on first day

Amazon slashes Whole Foods prices by up to 43 percent on first day

Lee Adams carefully reviewed her receipt after shopping at a Whole Foods Market in Venice on Monday and was a little disappointed to find that prices were unchanged for her list of vegan groceries.

“The prices are the same so far for the things I buy,” Adams said.

But that’s likely to change — and soon.

Amazon.com Inc. immediately slashed prices by up to 43% for some of Whole Foods’ bestselling products Monday, the day its $13.7-billion purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. was completed.

Prices were lowered for Whole Foods’ bananas, large brown eggs, salmon,...

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