Amazon and its grocery store chain Whole Foods announced this morning that savings for Prime members will make their way to 10 more states across the U.S. this week, including Arizona, Georgia, Oregon, North Carolina and Washington, among others. The tie-up gives Amazon shoppers another reason to join the Prime membership program — 10 percent off on-sale grocery items at Whole Foods, and other deeper discounts on a weekly basis. The discount program was first announced in mid-May, starting in Florida, with promises to soon expand across all U.S. Whole Foods Market and Whole Foods Market 365 stores throughout the summer. Amazon has been making good on that goal, with a rollout to 12 more states, including California, Texas and Colorado later that same month . The company today says the Whole Foods discounts have reached the following markets: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri (Kansas City only), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington. By the end of this week, Amazon says it expects the Prime member savings to reach nearly half its Whole Foods Market stores. The expansion is moving at a faster pace than planned, it seems. In the company’s announcement, Whole Foods Market President and COO A.C.
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Prime savings to reach around half of Whole Foods Market stores this week