Whole Foods daily deal hits record

Portland, Ore. -- Daily deal site LivingSocial said Tuesday that it has reached new records with its first nationwide grocery deal, implemented with Whole Foods Market.

The debut deal offered shoppers $20 worth of products at Whole Foods for $10.

According to LivingSocial, the program was selling at the rate of 115,000 deals an hour. The company planned to sell up to one million of the deals, which became available at 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday and was scheduled to run until the same time Wednesday. However, by midday Tuesday about half were gone, and the deal was expected to sell out early.

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