Amazon Expands Grocery Delivery in Key Whole Foods Markets
AUSTIN, TX & SEATTLE, WA - What’s better than natural and fresh foods? Natural and fresh foods delivered to my doorstep, if you ask lazy ol’ Lillie! Amazon is making its mark on Ann Arbor, Detroit, Jacksonville, Madison, Milwaukee, Omaha, Orlando, St. Louis, Tampa, and Tulsa (where a dear friend of mine lives and, I’m sure, is jumping with glee) by launching delivery of its natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through Prime Now. In addition to this long list of metropolitan cities that can now rely on the delivery of their fresh foods from the e-tailer, New York City and Seattle will also see an expansion of the service.
Consumers in the newly-added regions can now use the service by shopping through Prime Now. Those opting for the delivery of their fresh foods can take their pick from fresh produce, high quality meat and seafood, and everyday necessities that can be found at Whole Foods Market. After launching earlier this year, the service is now available in 48 cities and is expected to expand its efforts even more.
In addition to Amazon’s handlings in Whole Foods deliveries, the Market, itself, is expanding its own grocery pickup—yet another option for consumers to shop with convenience. Grocery pickup launched last month, according to a press release, and it is now available in Ft. Worth, Kennesaw, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and ANUK’s very own City of Trees: Sacramento. Prime members can place their orders through Prime Now and choose the pickup option. For those of us on a time crunch and needing to pick up in as little as an hour, orders of $35 are free of charge is made for groceries, but there is a mere $4.99 charge for those needing groceries in 30 minutes.
“Prime Now delivery continues to be a hit with our customers, and we’re excited to introduce the service in ten new cities plus more neighborhoods in New York and Seattle,” said Whole Foods Market Executive VP of Operations Christina Minardi. “And for our customer sin Ft. Worth, Kennesaw, and Richmond, we’re thrilled to also offer the option of grocery pickup. Its just another way we’re making it even easier to more customers to enjoy Whole Foods Market’s healthy and organic food.”
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