Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods groceries in the US

Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods groceries in the US

Amazon has been working to integrate with Whole Foods ever since it acquired the grocery giant previous year, including slashing prices and selling its Echo and Echo Dot devices in stores.

Amazon is rolling out the service for their Prime members in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach starting today.

Amazon have announced the start of free two hour delivery of natural and organic food stuffs from Whole Foods through Prime Now.

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Members of the Prime club on Amazon in the four cities can open their accounts on the Amazon site or through the app Prime Now, which features items available for two-hour delivery.

Amazon said it expects to expand the service across the USA this year.

Amazon intends to extend the co-operation further broadly in the future.

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In June 2017, Amazon revealed the acquisition of Whole Foods which cost $13.7 billion. However, Amazon has big plans to roll this out nationwide very soon. The can then type in the zip code they are in to see if the Whole Foods service is available in their area.

As well as Walmart and Kroger, these retailers include Sprouts Farmers Market, which already works with Amazon in some markets to offer fast delivery. Last year, Bloomberg reported that Whole Foods had closed a deal with Instacart for exclusive delivery. Customers may have products shipped from to a local Whole Foods store for pickup, or consumers may send returns to Amazon via the lockers. Select alcohol is also available for delivery. It estimates as of January, Amazon had 18% of online grocery sales in the United States.

The delivery service will be part of Amazon's Prime free delivery and streaming video operation. In contrast, Whole Foods orders will be filled by pickers who will actually go down the aisles of nearby Whole Food stores. Amazon launched grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in 2007, and today, for $14.95 per month (plus $9.99 for orders under $40), AmazonFresh will deliver a broad array of groceries to shoppers' doorsteps. "We're going to have a huge expansion ahead", said Landry.

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