Shopping at Whole Foods This Weekend? Here's Why You Should Wait

Shopping at Whole Foods This Weekend? Here's Why You Should Wait

Plotting out your weekend grocery trip? Don't! Starting Monday, Whole Foods prices will start to drop — meaning you can load up on organic avocados and baby kale for less than your regular "whole paycheck."

That's when the highly anticipated Amazon and Whole Foods acquisition will close, and the brands are rolling out deals to get shoppers excited.

According to a press release, stores will offer lower prices across a selection of organic staples, including bananas, avocados, brown eggs, salmon, tilapia, almond butter, apples and more.

While we won't know exactly what's in store until Monday, the companies have indicated they'll add more discounts over time. Brittain Ladd, a strategy consultant who's worked on Amazon's grocery efforts, told the New York Times to expect prices 15% to 25% lower in some categories.

If this news just makes you want to avoid Whole Foods at all costs next week (hungry shoppers + crazy discounts = chaos), you could give their online offerings a spin: products from private labels like 365, Market, Whole Paws and Whole Catch will be available to order through Amazon, AmazonFresh, Prime Pantry and Prime Now.

A customer rewards program is also in the works for Prime members who've paid the annual $99 membership fee.

This food news comes on the heels of an announcement that Google will offer shopping and delivery of Walmart products beginning in late September. Time will tell who wins the online-supermarket battle, but hopefully the heated competition will lead to more options and savings.

For now, all you have to figure out is what to do with your spare time and cash this weekend.

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