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Amazon Prime discounts arrive at Whole Foods stores in Texas 

Austin Whole Foods shoppers take notice: Discounts on rotisserie chickens, organic raspberries and a mix of other grocery items have arrived for Amazon Prime members. Amazon said early Wednesday that it has expanded its discount program at Whole Foods...

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Take our survey: How is Amazon Prime impacting your Whole Foods shopping experience?

Last week, Amazon revealed the next phase of its Whole Foods Market takeover: A 10 percent added discount for Amazon Prime members on grocery items already on sale at Whole Foods.  Now, we want to hear how the Prime discounts might affect you.  Take...

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Think jeans shopping is the worst? An Austin woman can help – with AI

It began a few years ago in a fitting room. “I had a really hard time in a boutique once trying to find jean that fit and i remember thinking to myself there has to be a technology solution for this,” said Kelly Ernst. “I tend to tie a lot of my self...

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Amazon launches discount program for Prime members at Whole Foods

Amazon Prime has officially arrived at Whole Foods Market.  The online retailer on Wednesday launched a new discount program that will allow Amazon Prime customers to receive an additional 10 percent off items that are already on sale at Whole Foods...

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Amazon has been reducing Instacart's branding at Whole Foods 

Marianne Daugherty first heard about changes to Instacart’s presence within Whole Foods Market soon after the grocer closed its $13.7 billion deal with Amazon last August. Daugherty, an Instacart shopper stationed at the Whole Foods store in Southwest...

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Poll: Support for Amazon’s second headquarters low in Austin 

When it comes to Austin landing Amazon’s second headquarters project, many residents here don’t appear to be very interested.  A new survey by Elon University found that of the 19 U.S. locations still in contention for the $5 billion project, Austin-area...

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Could Amazon use Whole Foods stores as part of distribution network?

Amazon has been under fire lately from President Donald Trump, who has accused the online retail giant of hurting the U.S. Postal Service by paying less for shipping costs than the average customer. But Amazon soon might not need the Postal Service...

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Whole Foods prices still higher than competitors, study finds  

When Amazon first lowered prices at Whole Foods Market after buying the grocer in August, customers wondered if the changes could eventually make Whole Foods as affordable as other stores.  Eight months later, Whole Foods remains more expensive than...

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Talking about Bitcoin and the basics of blockchain tech with Texas Standard

This week on the “Texas Standard” radio show, we go back to basics explaining why Bitcoin is a thing that people care so much about and what blockchain technology actually does. Are we entering a new technological Valhalla of online transactions?...

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Report: Whole Foods stores with Amazon lockers are seeing more quick-trip shoppers 

More shoppers are making short stops at Whole Foods Market stores that have installed Amazon lockers, according to a report by Reuters news service. Whole Foods has seen an 11 percent increase in quick trips at stores with the Amazon lockers since...

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