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  • 11/15/2017 07:09:59

    Amazon and Whole Foods offering Prime members added discounts on organic turkey

    Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday that the e-commerce giant and Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on holiday and best-selling grocery items, including discounts on organic and antibiotic-free turkeys for Prime members. Amazon says the discounts are a preview of those Prime members can expect when the membership program becomes the official rewards program of Whole Foods. Organic turkeys, normally priced at $3.49 per pound, will be $2.99 per pound for Prime members. And antibiotic-free turkeys, normally $2.49 per pound, will be $1.99 per pound. Other items that will have their prices slashed include responsibly-farmed raw peeled shrimp, 365 Everyday Value canned pumpkin, organic broccoli, Fage yogurt and organic rice from Lundberg Family Farms. Amazon shares are down 0.7% in Wednesday premarket trading, but up 53% for the past year, outpacing the S&P 500 index , which is up 18.3% for the last 12 months.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 11/13/2017 14:16:48

    Amazon device pop-up shops debut in Whole Foods stores

    Amazon.com Inc. opened the first of its device pop-up shops in Whole Foods Market locations on Monday in Chicago and Rochester Hills, MI. On Tuesday, shops will open in Davie, FL and Pasadena, CA, and on Wednesday, stores will open in the Union Station store in Denver. An Amazon spokesperson said the company does not have an end date for the pop ups to share. Amazon began selling Amazon devices like the Echo, Fire TV and Kindle e-readers at more than 100 Whole Foods stores last week. Amazon shares are up more than 50% for the year so far while the S&P 500 index is up 15.5% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 10/27/2017 12:51:56

    Whole Foods to add 6,000 workers at national hiring event

    Whole Foods Market, an Amazon.com Inc. company, said Friday that it plans to hire 6,000 people at its National Hiring Day event on Nov. 2. There will be full-time and part-time positions available, including cashiers and culinary experts. Applicants can apply that day and receive immediate offers. Amazon shares are up 13.2% in Friday trading, and up 46.7% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 15.3% for 2017 to date.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 10/26/2017 19:18:31

    UPDATE 4-Amazon sales surge after Whole Foods acquisition, busy Prime Day

    Oct 26 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said its sales surged over the summer and profit trounced expectations, as shoppers jumped at "Prime Day" promotions on its website and bought groceries at its newly acquired chain of Whole Foods Market stores.

  • 10/26/2017 14:58:58

    Amazon sales surge after Whole Foods acquisition, busy Prime Day

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Thursday said its sales surged over the summer and profit trounced expectations, as shoppers jumped at "Prime Day" promotions on its website and bought groceries at its newly acquired chain of Whole Foods Market stores.

  • 10/26/2017 14:10:14

    Amazon stock jumps after big beat in first earnings report since Whole Foods deal

    Amazon.com Inc. shares jumped Thursday afternoon after reporting a big earnings beat in its first quarterly report since closing on the acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. The e-commerce giant reported third-quarter net income of $256 million, or 52 cents a share, on sales of $43.7 billion, up from $32.7 billion a year ago. Analysts on average expected earnings of 2 cents a share on sales of $41.6 billion, according to FactSet. Amazon shares jumped about 6% immediately after the report was released, topping $1,030 after closing at $972.43.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 10/20/2017 12:27:02

    Whole Foods says hacking incident resolved

    Oct 20 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market said on Friday it had replaced affected point-of-sale systems at venues located within some stores where payment card information had been stolen.

  • 09/28/2017 16:36:16

    Whole Foods says taprooms, restaurants hacked

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Whole Foods Market on Thursday said payment card information has been stolen from taprooms, restaurants and other venues located within some of its stores.

  • 08/28/2017 14:37:51

    Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce, also selling Amazon's Echo

    LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

  • 08/28/2017 11:59:38

    Whole Foods slashes prices on some produce; also selling Amazon's Echo

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On its first day as part of Amazon.com , organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market Inc slashed prices on popular items like avocados and apples on Monday by a third as it bid to shake off its "Whole Paycheck" reputation for high prices.

  • 08/28/2017 10:32:35

    Amazon's Whole Foods Market reveals deep price cuts

    Amazon had pledged to lower prices at the chain once dubbed "Whole Paycheck."        

  • 08/25/2017 09:22:53

    Senator questions quick approval of Amazon's Whole Foods purchase

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. senator on Friday questioned the Federal Trade Commission's quick approval of Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc this week, less than three months after the $13.7 billion deal was announced.

  • 08/24/2017 16:39:41

    Amazon to cut Whole Foods prices, escalating grocery turf war

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc , sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.

  • 08/24/2017 16:35:37

    UPDATE 3-Amazon to cut Whole Foods prices, escalating grocery turf war

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said it will cut prices on a range of popular goods as it completes its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc, sending shares of rival grocers tumbling on fears that brutal market share battles will intensify.

  • 08/24/2017 16:16:43

    Amazon is cutting prices at whole foods

    Following the news that Amazon.com's acquisition of Whole Foods Market received FTC approval, Amazon announced that it is striving to make Whole Foods more affordable for the average consumer. Video provided by TheStreet        

  • 08/24/2017 14:19:50

    Dow, S&P 500 end lower as grocers get whacked

    U.S.stock-market indexes closed slightly lower Thursday, after spending most of the session without clear direction, as investors focused on a symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The S&P 500 closed 5.07 points, or 0.2%, lower at 2,438.97, with consumer-staples shares leading the decline. The sector fell 1.3%. Kroger Co. dropped 8%, while Costco Wholesale Corp declined 5%, after Amazon.com Inc. announced late afternoon that its merger with Whole Foods Market Inc. would be completed as early as Monday and that the organic supermarket chain would offer discounts on items, rattling rival grocers. The Nasdaq Composite index closed 7.08 points, or 0.1% lower, at 6,271.33. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 28.69 points, or 0.1%, to 21,783.40. Among other individual performers on Wall Street, J.M. Smucker Co. shares tumbled 9.5% as the foods producer lowered its full-year outlook and its first-quarter earnings missed estimates. The Jackson Hole gathering will feature speeches from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Separately, insurer shares took it on the chin as Tropical storm Harvey, headed toward the Gulf Coast, was upgraded to a hurricane, which could increase to a Category 3 storm. Travelers Cos. Inc. shares, a Dow component, was among the blue-chip's worst performers, off 1.3%. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/24/2017 14:05:39

    Stocks close lower as investor focus on Jackson Hole symposium

    U.S. stock-market indexes closed slightly lower Thursday, after spending most of the session without clear direction, as investors focused on a symposium of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The S&P 500 closed 5.07 points, or 0.2%, lower at 2,438.97 with consumer staples shares leading the losses. The sector fell 1.3%. Kroger Co. dropped 8%, while Costco Wholesale Corp declined 5%. The Nasdaq Composite index closed 7.08 points, or 0.1% lower, at 6,271.33. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 28.69 points, or 0.1%, to 21,783.40. Among the worst performers on Wall Street, J.M. Smucker Co. tumbled 9.5% as the foods producer lowered its full-year outlook and its first-quarter earnings missed estimates. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/24/2017 12:54:00

    Amazon says Whole Foods deal will close Monday, with discounts to begin then

    Amazon and Whole Foods Market expect to close their deal on Monday, promising discounts and integration with Prime.

  • 08/24/2017 12:24:40

    Amazon to complete acquisition of Whole Foods on Monday, cut some prices

    (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it plans to complete its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc on Monday after winning antitrust approval from U.S. regulators on Wednesday.

  • 08/24/2017 12:17:07

    Grocery retail stocks battered after Amazon-Whole Foods announcement

    Grocery retailer shares are all negative after Amazon.com Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc. announced changes starting Monday, when Amazon's acquisition of the organic and natural grocer is slated to be complete. Kroger Co. shares are down nearly 4%, Sprouts Farmers Market's and Costco Wholesale Corp.'s stocks are down 3.1%, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is down 2%. Amazon and Whole Foods announced that, starting Monday, the prices on some items, such as organic avocados, organic salmon and baby lettuce will come down. The company will also begin integrating Amazon Prime into Whole Foods' system. The PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage Portfolio is down 4.2% for the year so far, while the S&P 500 index is up 9% for the period.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/24/2017 12:09:29

    BRIEF-Whole Foods to offer lower prices on selected products starting Aug 28

    * Amazon and Whole Foods Market announce acquisition to close this Monday, will work together to make high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone

  • 08/24/2017 12:06:34

    Amazon to complete acquisition of Whole Foods on Monday

    Aug 24 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it plans to complete its $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc on Monday after winning antitrust approval from U.S. regulators on Wednesday.

  • 08/24/2017 12:01:45

    Amazon and Whole Foods will lower prices on organic items like avocados and baby kale on Monday

    Amazon.com Inc.'s acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. will close on Monday, August 28, and prices on items including organic avocados, bananas, organic baby kale and organic salmon will come down on that day. The goal, according to a Thursday release from both companies, is to "make organic food more affordable for everyone." The companies will also start to integrate Amazon Prime into Whole Foods' point-of-sale system on Monday. "[W]e will make Amazon Prime the customer rewards program at Whole Foods Market and continuously lower prices as we invent together," said Jeff Wilke, CEO of Amazon worldwide consumer, in a statement. Also in the future, Whole Foods private label products like 365 Everyday Value and Whole Paws will be available through Amazon, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now. And Amazon lockers will be available at select Whole Foods stores. The companies say they will hire additional staff as new stores open, and Whole Foods will continue to operate beneath that brand. John Mackey will stay on as chief executive and the Whole Foods headquarters will remain in Austin, TX. Amazon shares are up nearly 27% for the year so far, Whole Foods shares are up 36.5% for the period, and the S&P 500 index is up 9.1% for 2017 to date.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/24/2017 11:51:11

    BRIEF-Amazon, Whole Foods acquisition to close on Aug 28‚Äč

    * Amazon and whole foods market announce acquisition to close this monday, will work together to make high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone

  • 08/23/2017 16:50:02

    Amazon deal for Whole Foods wins regulatory, shareholder approvals

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday cleared two major hurdles needed to close Amazon's $13.7 billion acquisition of the natural grocery chain, with approvals from a U.S. competition regulator and Whole Foods shareholders.

  • 08/23/2017 15:05:46

    FTC clears Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it has cleared Amazon.com Inc's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. The FTC said in a statement that it had reviewed whether the deal would substantially lessen competition or constituted an unfair method of competition and opted not to pursue its investigation further.

  • 08/23/2017 15:03:06

    U.S. FTC clears Amazon.com acquisition of Whole Foods

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday it has cleared Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN) planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. The FTC said in a statement that it had reviewed whether the deal would substantially lessen competition or constituted an unfair method of competition and opted not to pursue its investigation further.

  • 08/23/2017 14:37:31

    FTC approves Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods

    The Federal Trade Commission said it's decided not to pursue an investigation of Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods . In a brief statement, Acting FTC Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman said the agency examined whether the deal "substantially lessened competition under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, or constituted an unfair method of competition under Section 5 of the FTC Act."Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

  • 08/23/2017 09:16:39

    Whole Foods shareholders approve sale to Amazon

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday said shareholders in the natural and organic grocery chain cleared the way for its proposed $13.7 billion sale to Amazon.com Inc.

  • 08/23/2017 09:03:00

    Whole Foods shareholders vote in approval of Amazon deal

    Amazon and Whole Foods Market expect to finalize their merger during the second half of 2017.

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