NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon delivery is coming to Whole Foods.
The online retailing giant plans to roll out two-hour delivery at the organic grocer this year to those who pay for Amazon’s $99-a-year Prime membership.READ MORE: Supreme Court Justices Consider Hearing Dallas Hospital Case On 'Most Offensive Word'
The move is the latest by Amazon to put its stamp on its recent purchase of Whole Foods. Amazon has cut prices on bananas, yogurt and other items, and began selling Kindle e-readers in some of its 470 stores.
Since Amazon bought Whole Foods last year, rival grocers have been working to increase delivery, worried about what Amazon might do. Target, for example, bought grocery-delivery company Shipt. Others have partnered with Instacart.READ MORE: Storms Cause Evacuation Of Texas Border Patrol Tent Facility
Amazon said deliveries will start Thursday in Austin, Texas; Dallas; Cincinnati and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The service will be nationwide this year, the company said.
Shoppers will be able to order meat, seafood and other grocery items through Amazon’s Prime Now app and website.
Amazon.com Inc., based in Seattle, said there’s no extra fee for two-hour deliveries above $35, but one-hour delivery will cost $8.MORE NEWS: American Airlines Among 3 Biggest US Carriers Suspending Flights To Israel
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