• Advertisement
To advertise, place classifieds free ads by category in a forum as a new topic, or in the classified display ads section, or start a classifieds free blog.

Amazon will build more Whole Foods stores to expand Prime Now

Amazon will build more Whole Foods stores to expand Prime Now

Postby smix » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:52 am

Amazon will build more Whole Foods stores to expand Prime Now
Engadget

URL: https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/30/ama ... prime-now/
Category: Retail
Published: December 30, 2018

Description: The grocery chain may be a Trojan horse for Amazon's delivery service.
Amazon hasn't been shy about using Whole Foods stores to hawk its own wares, but now it's apparently building stores with that primarily in mind. Wall Street Journal sources have learned that the internet giant aims to build and enlarge Whole Foods locations around the US to put more people within reach of Prime Now's two-hour deliveries. The ultimate aim is to make Prime Now available at "nearly all" of Whole Foods' 475 US stores (plus new shops) where it's only available in slightly over 60 cities today. The exact locations aren't known, but Whole Foods staff have reportedly explored stores in places the chain doesn't operate, such as places in Idaho, southern Utah and Wyoming. Amazon and Whole Foods have declined to comment. It's not a completely outlandish move for Amazon. Whole Foods is already using Prime as a lure for customers, and it's no great stretch to use the store as a fulfillment center on the side. Still, there's a difference between using existing stores for deliveries and building them for the sake of deliveries. In that light, Whole Foods is quickly becoming a Trojan horse for Amazon that just happens to offer conventional grocery shopping.
User avatar
smix
 
Posts: 1819554
Images: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:05 am
Blog: View Blog (0)

Amazon to expand Whole Foods stores: Wall Street Journal

Postby smix » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:31 am

Amazon to expand Whole Foods stores: Wall Street Journal
Reuters

URL: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amaz ... SKCN1OU05J
Category: businessNews
Published: December 30, 2018

Description: Amazon.com Inc is planning to expand its Whole Foods Market portfolio by adding more stores to put more customers within its two-hour delivery service range, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing sources. Whole Foods employees have visited regions of Western North America for potential retail spaces in parts of Idaho, southern Utah and Wyoming where it currently has no stores, the Journal reported citing a source. The world’s largest online retailer plans to expand its two-hour delivery service, Prime Now, to nearly all of its roughly 475 Whole Foods stores in the United States, the Journal said, citing another source. The plans are a part in the series of Amazon’s grocery, delivery and pickup expansions to cities across the United States in recent months. Prime Now services include a two-hour delivery option to subscribers in more than 60 cities, and online grocery pickup from Whole Foods stores in as little as 30 minutes from nearly 30 cities, WSJ said. Amazon was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.
User avatar
smix
 
Posts: 1819554
Images: 1
Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:05 am
Blog: View Blog (0)


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to Supermarkets


Mobile Device
  • 1
  • FREE CLASSIFIED ADS
    Free Classified Ads
    There are 3 ways to advertise - your choice: you can place free ads in a forum topic, in the classified display ads section, or you may start your own free blog. Please select the appropriate category and forum for the ad content before you post. Do not spam.
    Caveat emptor - let the buyer beware. Deal at your own risk and peril.
  • Advertisement