Whole Foods stores in 10 states will start offering discounts to Amazon Prime members this week, the latest integration of the organic grocer into the Seattle retail giant's operations.
Whole Foods Market is expanding its integration with parent company Amazon’s Prime program, rolling out discounts this week to members in Washington along with nine other states.
The tie-in offers members of the $119-a-year membership program 10 percent off sale items in Whole Foods stores, as well as other discounts that can vary week-to-week. The program launched with a pilot in Florida stores in May, expanded a few weeks later, and as of Wednesday will be active in 23 states, including Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Amazon sealed its $13.5 billion purchase of the organic grocer in August, and moved quickly to integrate Whole Foods stores with broader Amazon initiatives. Select stores now hold Amazon locker delivery points and kiosks selling Amazon-built electronics. The company also delivers groceries from Whole Foods stores in select markets.
To use the discount, customers need to download the Whole Foods Market smartphone app, link it to their Amazon account, and scan a code at checkout. Shoppers can also opt in using a phone number linked to their account.