Amazon expands Whole Food deliveries in four US cities as online grocery heats up

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Amazon Introduces Low-Cost Grocery Delivery Subscription in US

Amazon has expanded its moves into grocery in the US as it launches free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond.

Starting today, Prime members in those cities can shop through Prime Now for bestselling items including fresh produce, high-quality meat and seafood, everyday staples and other locally sourced items from Whole Foods Market. The service launched earlier this year with plans for continued expansion across the US throughout 2018.

Customers can start shopping from Whole Foods Market selection at www.primenow.com or by using the Prime Now app available on Android and iOS devices.

“We’ve been delighted with the customer response to free two-hour delivery through Prime Now, and we’re excited to bring the service to our customers in Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia and Richmond. Today’s announcement is another way that we are continuing to expand access to our high-quality products and locally-sourced favourites.”
– Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations

Prime members can shop thousands of items across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples from Whole Foods Market available for free two-hour delivery. Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers in Richmond. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultrafast delivery within one hour for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.

Delivery from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.Customers can visit www.primenow.com or download the Prime Now app to enter their zip code to see if they are in the delivery area.

The move comes as Google taps into French supermarket giant Carrefour to expand online grocery delivery in France. Amazon and Google are starting to turn up the heat in the supermarket space across different markets, however it all marks a move towards both pushing into grocery.

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