Short Pump Whole Foods among those compromised in data breach

Short Pump Whole Foods among those compromised in data breach

Short Pump Whole Foods among those compromised in data breach

Inc. acquired Whole Foods Market just a month ago and, on Thursday, Whole Foods Market has disclosed that few of their POS terminals were hacked due to which data of customers like credit details were stolen.

Amazon, which fought for years to get significant traction with its Amazon Fresh grocery delivery service, bought Whole Foods in a $13.7 billion deal that has rattled a USA grocery sector already in the midst of a brutal price war.

Overall, the report finds that foot traffic at Whole Foods spiked sharply following the August 28 announcement of price cuts, driven primarily by new customers, but has since settled in at lower, but still elevated levels.

Traffic was up 17 percent during the full week after the price reductions and remained up 4 percent for the following week, ended September 16.

Fish sales at a Whole Foods store.


People who've used their cards at the Whole Foods located at 750 N. Krocks Road in Allentown at the coffee bar, pizza venue, sandwich venue and tap room should monitor their payment card statements and report any unauthorized charges.

Whole Foods is carrying out investigations presently and will provide updates with time.

Whole Foods' foot traffic climbed 17 percent year-over-year in the week after it cut the cost of food and was still 4 percent higher than the same period the previous year three weeks later.

"Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods has the potential to be a gamechanger in the grocery space", said Thasos Group Chief Executive Greg Skibiski. Diana Sheehan, director of Retail Insights at the Kantar Retail consultancy, told the Journal that Whole Foods basics range is probably one of the most valuable parts of the business for Amazon.

Shares in Amazon fell 0.3 percent on Tuesday. Shares of Wal-Mart, Kroger and Costco were up modestly.

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