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Amazon has proven that shoppers are interested in signing up for Prime memberships that save them on shipping charges in a big way. So far, most benefits of Prime have been in the virtual world with shipping discounts and streaming video, but that has changed with new Whole Foods discounts for members. Whole Foods, owned by Amazon, has now debuted a loyalty program that offers Prime members special discounts in the store. The Prime discounts include 10% off sale items and weekly specials that rotate. An example of one of those weekly rotating specials recently was $10 off per pound of wild-caught... Read more...
Amazon is kicking off a two-hour grocery delivery service through its Whole Foods subsidiary, the company announced today. The two-hour delivery window applies to Prime Now customers living in Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Virginia Beach who order $35 or more worth of groceries from Whole Foods. The delivery service is free as part of Prime Now, or customers can pay $7.99 on eligible orders to have the delivery time cut in half to one hour. "We're happy to bring our customers the convenience of free two-hour delivery through Prime Now and access to thousands of natural and organic groceries and... Read more...
Amazon Fresh has been delivering groceries to people in many states for quite a while now, freeing many from the usual trek to the grocery store. The service was never broadly rolled out and was only available in a handful of states. A report has surfaced that things may not be going well with Amazon Fresh. Emails were received from the company by customers in five states last week informing them that the delivery service will be closing in certain neighborhoods later this month. Emails were received by some Amazon Fresh customers in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and California,... Read more...
Amazon is delving deeper into brick-and-mortar territory with a blockbuster acquisition. The company announced today that it is purchasing U.S. supermarket chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Although final details of the transaction will be ironed out between the grocer’s shareholders, the Whole Foods branding will remain intact. Whole Foods will also retain its Austin, Texas-based headquarters once the merger is complete. “This partnership presents an opportunity to maximize value for Whole Foods Market’s shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality,... Read more...