The statistics, first reported by Bloomberg, were gathered by Foursquare Labs Inc. and assessed location data for the first two days after Amazon's purchase was finalized, and then compared to data from a week earlier.
Amazon, which bought the grocer for $13.7 billion last month, immediately cut prices at Whole Foods by as much as 43% on a wide array of items, spurring an increase in consumers visiting its locations.
The data also illustrates that Amazon's move into the brick and mortar space has started off quite well.
"A lot of people went to see what they could see," said Jennifer Bartashus, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. "The question is if they think the prices are low enough to change their shopping behavior -- it takes a very long time to change a consumer's perception of prices and value."
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