Starting today, Amazon is introducing free two-hour delivery from Whole Foods stores to customers who are Amazon Prime members in neighborhoods of Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas and Virginia Beach, Va., USA Today reports.
“Amazon Prime customers in those cities will be able to order fresh produce, meat, seafood, flowers and most, but not all, items that their local Whole Foods stores stock, said Stephenie Landry, vice president of Prime Now, Amazon Fresh and Amazon Restaurants,” the story reports.
Said Landry: “We might not have every last item that could be available in your local store but we’re going to have the vast majority of them.”
“Prime members in those cities can to go their accounts on the Amazon website or via its Prime Now app, which features two-hour delivery items, and type in their ZIP code to see if the service is available where they live,” USA Today notes, adding: “The announcement is the latest in Amazon’s integration of the Whole Foods Market chain of high-end organic supermarkets, which it bought in June for $13.7 billion. The purchase instantly made it the fifth-largest grocery retailer in the country, according to analysts at Cowen. Walmart is No. 1, followed by Kroger, Costco and Albertsons.”