Amazon is slashing prices on even more Whole Foods items — here's what just got cheaper

  • Whole Foods is cutting prices on more than a dozen items. 
  • This follows price cuts announced when Amazon acquired Whole Foods in August. 
  • Whole Foods is also offering a special discount, just for Amazon Prime members. 

Amazon is slashing prices on more Whole Foods items. 

On Wednesday, the grocery chain announced that it had cut prices on more items, with a focus on holiday staples and best sellers. Amazon Prime members are getting even deeper discounts — something the retailers says is a "sneak preview" of when Prime becomes the official rewards program of Whole Foods Market. 

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"These are the latest new lower prices in our ongoing integration and innovation with Amazon, and we’re just getting started,” said John Mackey, Whole Foods Market co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. 

Whole Foods previously announced a round of significant price cuts in August, immediately after being acquired by Amazon. This round of price cuts is also remarkable in the number of brand names that are included, such as Chobani, Tom's of Maine, and Siggis Yogurt. 

Here's a list of what Whole Foods items just got cheaper: 

  • Turkeys (organic and traditional no antibiotic)
  • Value Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (organic and no antibiotic)
  • Responsibly Farmed Raw Peeled Shrimp
  • 365 Everyday Value Canned Pumpkin
  • Organic Broccoli
  • Organic Salad Mixes
  • Organic Russet Potatoes
  • Organic Sweet Potatoes
  • Organic Rice from Lundberg Family Farms
  • Organic Beans from Eden Foods
  • Organic Chicken and Vegetable Broths from Pacific Foods
  • Organic Eggs and Milk from Organic Valley
  • Toothpaste from Tom’s of Maine
  • Chobani Yogurt
  • California Olive Ranch EVOO
  • Siggis Yogurt
  • Applegate Hot Dogs
  • Fage Yogurt
  • Pasture Raised Eggs from Vital Farms

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7.5 percent of Seattle's working-age population are Amazon employees

Amazon has more than 300,000 employees worldwide, and 40,000 in Seattle alone.

As a portion of the city's working-age population — roughly 528,000 — that comes out to 7.5% of the city working at Amazon.

For perspective, if the same portion of New York City's adults worked for one company, that company would have about 488,000 locals on staff.

Amazon accounts for 43% of all online sales

Amazon used to be a way to buy books online; today, it's the default buying site for just about everything, especially for people who have Amazon Prime.

An analysis by Slice Intelligence released in February found that 43% of all US online retail sales were done through Amazon in 2016.

That's up from 33% in 2015 and 25% in 2012.

1 out of every 4 US adults has Amazon Prime.

Speaking of Amazon Prime, the company now counts approximately 63 million people among its subscriber base, or about 25% of the total US adult population.

That number may underestimate the true coverage, however, since it doesn't account for multiple adults in one household all sharing the same Prime account.

Amazon ships 1.6 million packages a day

Amazon fulfillment is a beast of its own.

A report from 2013 (the latest year for which data are available) found Amazon shipped 608 million packages that year, or 1.6 million packages a day.

As of 2015, Amazon estimated its fulfillment centers were within 20 miles of 31% of the US population, and within 20 miles of 50-65% of its core, same-day-accessible market.

That's enough cardboard to span all of West Virginia

A back-of-the-envelope calculation reveals all those packages (not including padded envelopes) yield roughly 26,400 square miles of cardboard.

The total land area of West Virginia, meanwhile, is just north of 24,000 square miles.

Given the speed of Amazon's shipments, the company could blanket the whole US in cardboard in about five months.

45,000 robots roam the floors of Amazon's warehouses

To help those shipments leave the warehouses on time, Amazon relies on a growing fleet of autonomous robots that fetch packages from their shelves and bring them to human employees.

The 45,000 robots live across 20 fulfillment centers in the US. In 2016, the company increased the fleet 50% from its prior head count of 30,000.

Amazon is more valuable than all major brick-and-mortar retailers combined

The sum total of those investments in infrastructure and supply chain management have made Amazon by far the most valuable retailer in the United States.

Amazon's $356 billion valuation is so big, it's larger than Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, Macy's, Kohl's, JCPenney, and Sears combined.

With the recent acquisition of Whole Foods, there are no signs the retailer has any plans of slowing down.

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