Walmart Tumbles After Amazon Says It Will Cut Whole Foods Prices Monday

Here comes even more of that deflation the Fed hates so much.
Walmart stock is getting whacked, as is the broader grocer sector, after Amazon announced moments ago that the acquisition of Whole Foods will close on Monday, and that in keeping with the company’s tradition of stealing market by underpricing its competition, it will cut prices at Whole Foods once the deal closes.
In its press release, Amazon announced that its acquisition of Whole Foods Market will close on Monday August 28, 2017, and 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 on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come.”
Just in case it was not clear, it then added that “starting Monday, Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices on a selection of best-selling staples across its stores, with much more to come. Customers will enjoy lower prices on products like Whole Trade bananas, organic avocados, organic large brown eggs, organic responsibly-farmed salmon and tilapia, organic baby kale and baby lettuce, animal-welfare-rated 85% lean ground beef, creamy and crunchy almond butter, organic Gala and Fuji apples, organic rotisserie chicken, 365 Everyday Value organic butter, and much more.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 24, 2017.