It's Prime time at more Whole Foods Markets

Marcus Newton
March 8, 2018

It thus began offering delivery of goods from Whole Foods, however, this service was initially offered in select neighborhoods of Austin, Dallas, Cincinnati, and Virginia Beach.

Walmart's grocery business faced stepped-up competition when Amazon acquired Whole Foods previous year for almost $14 billion. expanding its grocery deliveries from Whole Foods stores to include San Francisco and Atlanta, bringing the total to six US cities.

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Prime members will receive two-hour delivery for free on orders over $35, Amazon said. The concept will allow customers to order groceries through an app and pick them up at a location using a special code.

Amazon has wasted little time in taking advantage of its Whole Foods acquisition to scale up its grocery delivery service, nearly immediately lowering prices on Whole Foods items, including deep discounts for Prime customers, and using the brick-and-mortar chain's real estate for various promotions, like Treasure Truck or holiday pop-ups. Whole Foods deliveries through Prime Now are available seven days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM local time, and if you live in San Francisco, you can also include alcohol in your Prime Now delivery. Customers in supported areas can order produce, dairy, meat, seafood, bakery items, flowers and even more through Prime Now. As the first national certified organic grocer, Whole Foods Market has over 470 stores in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

Amazon seems to be expanding Whole Foods deliveries through Prime Now fairly quickly, and it isn't stopping here.

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