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Report: Whole Foods to cut several marketing, graphic designer jobs

Amazon.com Inc.'s Whole Foods Market Inc. will cut several regional and in-store corporate marketing and graphic designer jobs in July, Business Insider reported March 23, citing people familiar with the development.

The number of jobs being eliminated remained unclear. The company operates 450 stores and 11 regional offices in the U.S., the report said, noting that about 10 positions will be eliminated from each regional office.

Some employees confirmed to Business Insider that they have until July 2 and will receive benefits until the end of that month. Employees said they were informed by the grocer that this move aims to "centralize" certain jobs to cut cost.

In addition, the in-store marketing staff and regional marketing coordinators will have to reinterview for jobs at the regional office, the report said, citing a conference call to the employees March 22.

Whole Foods did not respond to a request for comment by Business Insider.