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Whole Foods to Cut Prices, No Longer Using Prison Labor

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AUSTIN -- It's no secret that the prices at Whole Foods are pretty high. Now the grocery chain may be sacking some of its top-dollar goods for good.

Over the next two months, Whole Foods is cutting over 1,500 jobs to focus more on new technology and lower prices. It'll also launch an off-brand chain called "365," aimed at young bargain shoppers by next year.

What's more?  Whole foods will stop selling products made by prisoners. Yep, the company claims it's ending the practice because customers are uncomfortable with it. The store has reportedly sold Tilapia and goat cheese produced through a Colorado inmate program since 2011.

Sounds like Whole Foods is undergoing its own kind of supermarket sweep.

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