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AmazonFresh Expanding into Philadelphia Market

AmazonFresh Expanding into Philadelphia Market

PHILADELPHIA, PA – AmazonFresh is expanding again, bringing its same-day, at-home delivery services to Philadelphia residents.

Tom Weiland, Vice President for AmazonFresh, shared that shoppers can select from hundreds of different grocery items, ranging from apples to pears, onions to oranges. In all, over 500,000 items will be available to Philadelphia shoppers, according to Philly.com.

For now, these services will be limited to Philadelphia's Center City, but Weiland certainly sees this expanding in the near future. He declined, however, to share with Philly.com a timetable for this expansion, or any specific geographic areas he foresees AmazonFresh expanding into.

Over the course of 2014, AmazonFresh has been growing at a prodigious rate. Most recently, the company opened outlets in San Diego and New York.

Members of Amazon Prime currently have free access to AmazonFresh's services through the end of the year. After that point, these users will have to upgrade for $299/year.

With the growing popularity of delivery services such as AmazonFresh and Instacart, it will certainly be fascinating to see how much of an impact these companies could have on the retail industry going forward. I know this is one company I will be keeping my eye on closely.

Congratulations on this latest expansion, AmazonFresh!