Whole Foods slashes prices on some items as much as 43 percent as Amazon deal closes

Amazon.com Inc. completed its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc. on Monday and immediately slashed prices by up to 43 percent for some of the grocery chain’s bestselling products. Prices were lowered for Whole Foods’ bananas, large brown eggs, salmon, avocados, baby kale and almond butter, among other groceries. Amazon had said last week…