Amazon looks to conquer grocery delivery in SoCal
Amazon is looking to capture a bigger chunk of the grocery delivery market by offering free two-hour delivery of Whole Foods products to Prime members in Southern California.
Prime members across greater Los Angeles and Orange County – along the coast from Santa Monica to San Clemente, Pasadena to the North and Yorba Linda to the East – 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 comes nearly a year after Amazon bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
The service first launched in February and is now available in seven cities with plans for continued expansion across the U.S. throughout the rest of the year. Customers can start shopping from Whole Foods Market selection at 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 Los Angeles area customers,” said Christina Minardi, Whole Foods Market Executive Vice President of Operations. “Today’s announcement is another way that we are continuing to expand access to our high-quality products and locally-sourced favorites.”
Prime customers 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. A wide selection of alcohol – including beer, wine and spirits – is also available for delivery to customers. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free and ultra-fast 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.