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Old 08-28-2017, 03:40 PM   #11
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Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods by up to 43 percent on first day

The price comparison chart looks promising.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:53 PM   #12
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Whenever I see a company reduce pricing dramatically, my mind always wonders why the prices were that much higher before.

That doesn't mean I don't understand special buys being passed on to the customer..

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Old 08-28-2017, 05:34 PM   #13
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Amazon cuts prices at Whole Foods by up to 43 percent on first day

The price comparison chart looks promising.
I think the chart fully messes up the Organic Rotisserie Chicken price though.

They certainly did lower prices, but I do not think they moved it down enough on some items to really impact the rest of the grocery store chains.
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Old 08-30-2017, 03:08 PM   #14
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Eh, I didn't notice a change at all, but that's because I don't buy organic. I'm perfectly content with conventionally grown/raised foods, so this "amazing" price reduction has zero impact on me as a shopper.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:44 PM   #15
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There is a Whole Foods relatively close. I don't shop there cuz it's a Whole Lot more expensive. I'm hoping that price changes to a relatively small number of products are only the beginning. I wouldn't mind paying a little more if there was a good reason. Prestige isn't a good reason though.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:26 PM   #16
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Whenever I see a company reduce pricing dramatically, my mind always wonders why the prices were that much higher before.

That doesn't mean I don't understand special buys being passed on to the customer..

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It's charging what their clientele will pay. There was a time not long ago that they almost had the corner on the market with organic and natural foods. Now grocery stores are making it much more convenient and inexpensive, so it's been hurting Whole Foods for a while.

We have an upscale grocer here that does really well in spite of having higher prices than just about everywhere else. Their stores are very "upscale" looking so people feel that they are getting better quality for the price. Some shop at the higher priced stores as because of their image, some only shop a certain store out of habit, and have no idea how much they are overpaying.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:41 PM   #17
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Yeah, it's also the perception of getting better quality food. My wife buys into that perception as she likes to shop at some of these upscale grocers, whether they're national or local chains of grocers.
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As a regular shopper at Whole Foods, it's not just about it being "upscale" and looking nicer. I couldn't care less about that. The service is better. It's not just that they can direct you where to find something. The employees know about food and their products. The meat department is better. The selection of locally made items is better. There are things there we simply cannot get at a large chain grocery store. I don't buy organic. I'm happy to eat GMOs. All of that is just hype to me. But I am willing to pay more for a pleasant shopping experience and good service. I don't care how cheap Walmart is, I won't shop there, because it's a miserable place to shop. Publix has good service, but they don't sell local products we enjoy. Whole Foods serves more of a purpose than to swindle people into thinking they are getting something better than they are.
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Considering that Whole Foods tends to be in pricier areas, I doubt they will become like Walmart. A more likely scenario to me would be something akin to Target, except with food.
I think about this too. It would be like Food-Walmart
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