More cities added to Amazon’s free ultra-fast grocery delivery roster

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More cities added to Amazon’s free ultra-fast grocery delivery roster

By Deena M. Amato-McCoy - 06/26/2018
Five more markets are now eligible for Amazon and Whole Foods Market’s two-hour grocery delivery program.

The online giant said Tuesday that customers in Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis and San Antonio can now receive free two-hour deliveries from Whole Foods through Prime Now. Prime members receive two-hour delivery for free, or one hour deliveries for $7.99 on orders of $35 or more.

Prime members can shop “thousands of items” across fresh and organic produce, bakery, dairy, meat and seafood, floral and everyday staples. Select alcohol is also available for delivery to customers in Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and San Antonio, according to Amazon.

Amazon launched the service in February, and it was available in seven cities by April. The online grocer continues to add more markets to its roster, including four new cities that it added earlier this month. This newest wave of cities makes delivery from Whole Foods Market available in 19 markets, Amazon said.

The online giant plans to continue expanding the program across the U.S. throughout the rest of the year.

Grocery delivery is not the only program that Amazon is expanding across the Whole Foods Market chain. Starting Wednesday, Amazon’s Prime discounts program will be available in all Whole Foods stores nationwide. The program gives members an extra 10% off sale items.

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