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· It's now cheaper to order Whole Foods delivery on Instacart than on Amazon
· Oprah Winfrey Interviews Whole Foods Vegan Founder About Conscious Capitalism
· Amazon undercuts Woolworths and Coles on food and grocery prices
It's now cheaper to order Whole Foods delivery on Instacart than on Amazon
· Instacart is quietly slashing its prices. The company has cut its annual Instacart Express membership fee from $149 to $99. Non-Express delivery charges have been slashed from $5.99 to $3.99.
· It has also removed the 5% service fee for its Express members, a charge that caused much controversy among customers in the past.
· Instacart is now a more affordable delivery option than Amazon when it comes to shopping at Whole Foods.
Mary Hanbury, Business Insider
Nov 28, 2018
Instacart is slashing prices as the war against Amazon heats up.
Instacart, an online grocery delivery service that pairs customers with personal shoppers to deliver groceries to their homes, has quietly reduced the price of its annual Express membership and non-membership delivery fees, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday.
Customers now pay $99 a year rather than $149 for the Express membership, which offers free delivery on orders over $35. Non-Express delivery fee charges have been cut from $5.99 to $3.99.
Instacart has also removed the 5% service fee for its Express members, a charge that caused much controversy among customers in the past.
A spokesperson for the company told Business Insider that these changes were rolled out on November 14.
Instacart partners with 300 different chains across the US, including Amazon-owned Whole Foods. The new changes make Instacart more competitive on price and allow it to better compete with Amazon, which it battles with directly at Whole Foods...
Oprah Winfrey Interviews Whole Foods Vegan Founder About Conscious Capitalism
Jemima Webber, Live Kindly
November 28, 2018
Oprah Winfrey recently spoke with John Mackey, the vegan co-founder and CEO of popular organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market.
Along with her wildly popular talk show “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Winfrey has a project called SuperSoul, a collection of her favorite interviews that aim to “light you up,” help listeners navigate “life’s big questions,” and “bring you one step closer to your best self.”
An interview between Winfrey and Mackey appeared on SuperSoul for a segment called Conscious Capitalism, which explores the way capitalism can interlink with consciousness and mindfulness, as well as the creativity and love involved in operating a billion-dollar business.
The Whole Foods vision began in the mind of a young Mackey, who went vegetarian whilst living in a meat-free co-op. It was at this time that his “passion for food was ignited,” he noted, “My food consciousness really got awakened.”
Now a vegan, Mackey’s impressive string of Whole Foods stores are known for catering well for those looking to eat more plant-based foods. Various innovative animal-free products can be found on Whole Foods shelves, like vegan bourbon and whiskey ice cream, chickpea egg sandwiches, and dairy-free cheese.
From its humble beginnings and Mackey’s simple desire to “sell people healthy food,” the business leader’s journey to owning one of the largest supermarket brands in the world was not as conventionally entrepreneurial as some may think.
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Amazon undercuts Woolworths and Coles on food and grocery prices
by Sue Mitchell, The Australian Financial Review (AFR)
Nov 29 2018
Amazon has launched on Australia's $100 billion food and grocery market, prompting complaints from Woolworths that multinational suppliers are favouring the e-commerce giant with cheaper prices on brands such as Colgate, Huggies, Omo and Finish.
After stepping up pressure on Woolworths and Coles by adding food and beverages to its non-food pantry range last month, Amazon Australia is now undercutting the dominant supermarket chains by as much as 50 per cent on household staples and quickly capturing a foothold in the market...
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