Whole Foods reveals top store brands sold on Amazon
Amazon-owned Whole Foods Markets said its top-selling products on the nation’s top e-commerce site for grocery include products from the Austin, Texas-based retailer’s 365 Everyday Value private brands line, including Organic Dark Chocolate with Coconut (3 ounces), Organic Crunchy Pretzel Sticks, Four Cheese Thin Crust Pizza and Organic Fruit Strips, among others. Amazon began selling the products through Prime Pantry and Prime Now last summer.
Beginning immediately following the close of Seattle-based Amazon’s acquisition of the retailer in August, Whole Foods began rolling out lower prices on a selection of grocery staples across its stores, with the most recent wave focusing on best-selling holiday staples. This year, Whole Foods Market said it had the highest amount of sales on turkeys and sweet potatoes ever.
Whole Foods began stocking a number of Amazon electronic devices in more than 100 of its stores in time for the holiday season, including the Echo and Echo Dot, both of which use the Alexa voice-assistant technology. Whole Foods said the most common cooking queries voiced this holiday season to Alexa were: “Give me a recipe for hot chocolate” followed closely by “How do you make chocolate chip cookies?”