6 7 SEPT. / OCT. 2017 Opening Lines A mazon and Whole Foods Market an- nounced that the two companies will together pursue the vision of making Whole Foods Market’s high-quality, natural and organic food affordable for everyone. As a down payment on that vision,Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday,August 28th, on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come. In addition,Amazon andWhole Foods Market technology teams will begin to integrate Amazon Prime into the Whole Foods Market point-of-sale sys- tem, and when this work is complete, Prime members will receive special savings and in-store benefits.The two companies will invent in additional areas over time, including in merchandising and logistics, to enable lower prices for Whole Foods Market customers. “We’re determined to make healthy and organic food affordable for everyone. Everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods Market quality–we will lower prices without compromisingWhole Foods Market’s long-held commitment to the highest standards,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO of AmazonWorldwide Consumer.“To get started,we’re going to lower prices beginning Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples, in- cludingWhole Trade organic bananas, responsibly-farmed salmon, organic large brown eggs, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, and more.And this is just the beginning–we will make Amazon Prime the customer rewards program at AMAZON, WHOLE FOODS MARKET WILL WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE HIGH-QUALITY, NATURAL AND ORGANIC FOOD AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE