No matter what side of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods Market “debate” you’re on, lower prices on healthy vegan food is good news for all! And according to Amazon’s press release, they plan on doing just that starting this Monday.
The acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday, and Amazon will begin lowering prices immediately.
Amazon’s goal? To make “natural and organic food affordable for everyone.”
Vegan food items in the first price drop include organic Fair Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, organic Gala and Fuji apples, and creamy and crunchy almond butter.
365 Everyday Value will be amongst the first items available on Amazon, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, look for special deals soon.
More good news:
Fellow vegan, John Mackey, will remain as CEO of Whole Foods Market (hurray!).
Whole Foods Market, will continue to support local farmers, and are steadfast in their commitment to creating more jobs in local communities.
I’m lucky; I live in central California where fresh organic fruits and veggies are abundant at a good price all year long. Even my local farmers market stays open straight through winter. But for some, finding healthy food at a good price can be a challenge.
Alaska comes to mind.
Did you know 85% of Alaskans eat fewer than two servings of produce a day? It’s easy to understand why when a head of lettuce can cost 8 bucks!
So, fingers crossed. This really could be a good thing. I’m hoping the acquisition is fruitful for all!
Jackie Day, Author of the new book The Vegan Way: 21 Days to a Happier, Healthier Plant-Based Lifestyle That Will Transform Your Home, Your Diet, and You (St. Martin’s Press / Macmillan)