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Whole Foods Market to Cut 1,500 Jobs Over the Coming Weeks

Whole Foods Market to Cut 1,500 Jobs Over the Coming Weeks

The grocery store chain is looking to lower prices and upgrade their technology in stores

This cut will affect about 1.6 percent of Whole Foods’ workforce.

Whole Foods Market is cutting about 1,500 jobs over the next eight weeks in an effort to lower prices and upgrade technology in their stores. The number of jobs that will be cut is about 1.6 percent of Whole Foods’ workforce.

The employees affected by this layoff may be able to find jobs at other parts of their stores or at some of the new openings, such as Whole Foods’ upcoming new, cheaper concept stores (think Trader Joe's) they announced earlier this year.

“This is a very difficult decision, and we are committed to treating affected Team Members in a caring and respectful manner,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said in a statement. “We believe this is an important step to evolve Whole Foods Market in a rapidly change marketplace.”

In July, Whole Foods reported that they did not meet their third-quarter expectations and shares plunged 12 percent. This decline came a month after the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that Whole Foods was overcharging New York City customers, and the grocery chain sold strange asparagus water for six dollars.


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Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”


Amazon Cuts More Prices at Whole Foods

Heather Haddon

Amazon.com Inc. is planning to cut prices on hundreds of items at Whole Foods stores this week, as the e-commerce giant seeks to change the chain’s high-cost image amid intense competition among grocers.

The price cuts affect more than 500 products and include a focus on produce and meat, according to documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal. The move comes after Whole Foods raised prices on select items in February, mostly consumer products, as suppliers increased their prices because of higher transport and ingredient costs.

The latest cuts—which are set to drop at Whole Foods stores on Wednesday—are some of the broadest since Amazon bought the grocer for nearly $14 billion in 2017. Prices will be reduced by an average of 20% on select items throughout the store.

The e-commerce giant has tried to extend its own reputation for low prices and convenience to Whole Foods, to counter a sense among some consumers that shopping there required a “Whole Paycheck.”