Amazon in January made further adjustments to its grocery offerings, raising the threshold of how much a Prime customer has to spend to earn free delivery on an Amazon Fresh grocery order. Previously, it offered free delivery to Prime customers on orders more than $35, though customers now must spend $150 per order to qualify for free grocery delivery, Retail Leader previously reported
Amazon also owns the popular Whole Foods Market chain of stores, which Jassy on the call with investors said was “a very significant-sized business that's continuing to grow.”
Amazon has continued to toy with its brick-and-mortar retail offerings. Last year it closed dozens of stores in a shake-up of its physical store strategy, including all 4-star stores, bookstores and pop-up locations. The retailer however has pushed ahead with some in-store concepts, including Amazon Style stores, which has two locations, including an Ohio store that opened last fall. Amazon also last year expanded the Go concept to suburban areas, which offer perks of the grab-and-go style store to consumers living outside cities.