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• The Austin Business Journal reports that Amazon-owned Whole Foods, having decided to end any further opening of its “365 by Whole Foods” format, “is converting some of the locations it had in the pipeline into full-fledged Whole Foods stores.”

The 12 ‘365’ stores that have been opened to date will remain open using that banner, the company has said. The format - designed to be lower priced and more appealing to younger shoppers - was deemed no longer to be necessary because of pricing policies instituted at traditional Whole Foods stores since its acquisition by Amazon.
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